Ozone

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In the stratosphere, ozone is created primarily by ultraviolet radiation. When high-energy ultraviolet rays strike ordinary oxygen molecules (O2), they split the molecule into two single oxygen atoms, known as atomic oxygen. A freed oxygen atom then combines with another oxygen molecule to form a molecule of ozone. There is so much oxygen in our atmosphere, that these high-energy ultraviolet rays are completely absorbed in the stratosphere.

Creator(s): NASA Earth Observatory
Creation Date: 2002
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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NASA Earth Observatory

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Publisher Name: NASA Earth Observatory
Publisher Info: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
Place of Publication: Greenbelt, MD
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2002
Description:

In the stratosphere, ozone is created primarily by ultraviolet radiation. When high-energy ultraviolet rays strike ordinary oxygen molecules (O2), they split the molecule into two single oxygen atoms, known as atomic oxygen. A freed oxygen atom then combines with another oxygen molecule to form a molecule of ozone. There is so much oxygen in our atmosphere, that these high-energy ultraviolet rays are completely absorbed in the stratosphere.

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[harvested: 2009-09-23]

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3 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): atmospheric composition | air pollution | ozone | ozone oxygen cycle
Series Title: NASA Earth Observatory
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Resource Type: Text
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