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.

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3 p. : col. ill.

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NASA Earth Observatory 2002.

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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.

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3 p. : col. ill.

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NASA Earth Observatory. Ozone, text, 2002; Greenbelt, MD. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11991/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .