Ozone

Description:

The amount and distribution of ozone molecules in the stratosphere varies greatly over the globe. Ozone molecules are transported around the stratosphere much as water clouds are transported in the troposphere. Therefore, scientists observing ozone fluctuations over just one spot could not know whether a change in local ozone levels meant an alteration in global ozone levels, or simply a fluctuation in the concentration over that particular spot. Satellites have given scientists the ability to overcome this problem because they provide a picture of what is happening daily over the entire Earth.

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:

The amount and distribution of ozone molecules in the stratosphere varies greatly over the globe. Ozone molecules are transported around the stratosphere much as water clouds are transported in the troposphere. Therefore, scientists observing ozone fluctuations over just one spot could not know whether a change in local ozone levels meant an alteration in global ozone levels, or simply a fluctuation in the concentration over that particular spot. Satellites have given scientists the ability to overcome this problem because they provide a picture of what is happening daily over the entire Earth.

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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 depletion
Series Title: NASA Earth Observatory
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Text
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