Beyond Discovery, The Ozone Depletion Phenomenon - Article
describes how basic research has led to answers on what
stratospheric ozone is, its role is in Earth's atmosphere and the
devastating consequences of its depletion. Adapted from an account
by Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland.
Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion - Overview of key concepts
related to stratospheric ozone depletion, including the role of
chlorofluorocarbons, health effects from increased exposure to
UV-B radiation, environmental effects, and policies and responses.
Climate Prediction Center's Stratosphere Home Page - NOAA
organization's UV Index forecasts and maps of stratospheric ozone
depletion, daily hemispheric ozone, and stratospheric temperature
EFCTC : Fluorocarbons (HCFC,
HFC, PFC) and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) - Presents
information about fluorocarbons (HCFC, HFC, PFC) and sulphur
hexafluoride (SF6), including applications, physical and chemical
properties, environmental impact and regulatory aspects.
of Ozone Depletion - Report of 1998 United Nations Environment
Programme Assessment Pane, covering changes in ultraviolet
radiation, effects on human and animal health, effects on
terrestrial ecosystems, effects on aquatic ecosystems, effects on
biogeochemical cycles, effects on air quality, and effects on
Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 UNEP Assessment - Special
issue of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology (pdf
format) presents the seven technical papers comprising the United
Nations Environment Programme assessment.
Ozone Research Coordinating Unit (EORCU) - Co-ordinating unit
of stratospheric ozone research in Europe.
Handbook for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the
Ozone Layer - Seventh edition (2006) which provides the
details of this protocol. Includes FAQs.
Polar UV Monitoring Network - Monitors UV radiation at six
sites in Antarctica, Argentina, California, and Alaska.
Öko-Recherche - Analyses of material flows of chemicals in the
environment, including chemicals damaging the ozone layer.
Ozone Hole Tour - An overview of the ozone layer and the
development of the ozone hole over the Antarctic hosted by the
Centre of Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge.
- Information from Wikipedia on this layer in the lower portion of
the stratosphere, from approximately 10 km to 50 km above Earth's
surface, which contains a relatively high proportion of ozone.
Europe and Global. - Ozone TOVS TOMS and GOME data. Unique NW
Euro Maps and graphics. Calculated global and UK averages using
GRIB data. Links to Ozone, Weather and Climate.
SAGE III Ozone
Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE) - a measurement
campaign sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center designed to
examine the processes controlling ozone levels at mid- to high
The Science of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion - Union of
Concerned Scientists primer on the ozone layer, its importance,
the effects of human-produced chemicals, and prospects for the
Ozone and Human Health Project - Data and resources in the
areas of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ozone, and human health
impacts of UV exposure. UV radiation is known to be a significant
risk factor for skin cancers, eye cataracts, and immune system
Stratospheric Ozone -
This Environment Canada site deals with issues, programs and other
aspects having to do with stratospheric ozone.
Ozone Depletion - Information on the science, issues and
actions on ozone depletion, with respect to British Columbia,
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion - NASA resource file for
students and teachers
Monitoring and Research in NOAA - Provides a comprehensive
technical primer on the ozone layer and its depletion, as well as
access to real-time and historical monitoring data, descriptions
of instruments used to detect ozone, and related information and
There’s (Still) a Hole in the Ozone - Article by Wendy
Zukerman describing how a hole in the ozone layer brought the
world to the brink of disaster.
European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone (THESEO) - THESEO
is taking place during 1998 and 1999. The main aim is to improve
our understanding of the causes of ozone depletion over Europe and
other mid-latitude regions, where the ozone layer has been
progressively depleted for the last 20-30 years.
Stratospheric Ozone Measurement - Current and archived
stratospheric ozone measurements over the UK plus information
about ozone depletion and UV.
Programme - A global clearinghouse service and Regional
Networks of NOUs that promote the exchange of information,
experience and know-how required to meet commitments under the
Protection Agency: Ozone Depletion - Information about
stratospheric ozone depletion, US regulations about CFCs and
substitutes, ozone science, international policy, and the UV Index
USDA UVB Radiation Monitoring Program - Collects information
on geographical distribution and temporal trends of UVB
(ultraviolet -B) radiation in the US, in order to assess potential
impacts of increasing ultraviolet radiation levels on agricultural
crops and forests.
Worrest, Robert C.
- About the Director of the US Global Change Research Information
Office (GCRIO) and Associate Director for CIESIN Washington
Operations, and his publications on the effects of stratospheric
ozone depletion on the biosphere.