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It has been said that there is depletion in Ozon layer due to pollution (Green House effect), but why it is depleting over Polar region and Australian continent where pollution too much less than developed countries?

Asked by Prakash Singh, 18 Sep '09 08:03 am
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The most pronounced decrease in ozone has been in the lower stratosphere.The stratosphere is the second major layer of Earth\'s atmosphere, just above the troposphere, and below the mesosphere. It is stratified in temperature, with warmer layers higher up and cooler layers farther down.However, the ozone hole is most usually measured not in terms of ozone concentrations at these levels (which are typically of a few parts per million) but by reduction in the total column ozone, above a point on the Earth\'s surface, which is normally expressed in Dobson unit.Reactions that take place on polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) play an important role in enhancing ozone depletion. PSCs form more readily in the extreme cold of Antarctic stratosphere. This is why ozone holes first formed, and are deeper, over Antarctica. Early models failed to take PSCs into account and predicted a gradual global depletion, which is why the sudden Antarctic ozone hole was such a surprise to many scientists.Ozo ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 18 Sep '09 08:17 am

 
  
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The ozone layer is disappering i think
Answered by Vaniga Chin, 18 Sep '09 08:12 am

 
  
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