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Environmental effects of ozone depletion

UNEP Environmental Effects Panel.

Environmental effects of ozone depletion

1994 assessment : pursuant to article 6 of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

by UNEP Environmental Effects Panel.

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Published by UNEP in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ozone layer depletion -- Environmental aspects -- Evaluation.,
  • Solar radiation.,
  • Ultraviolet radiation.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesVienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (1985). Protocols, etc., 1987 Sept. 15.
    Statementunder the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
    ContributionsUnited Nations Environment Programme.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21942802M
    ISBN 109211270219

    There are now over field studies with plants in which either the normal solar UV-B was supplemented with lamp systems, or the solar UV-B component of sunlight was excluded or reduced. Long-term experiments on terrestrial biogeochemical cycles show effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on litter decomposition. These results are not inconsistent with recent studies that suggest that interactions between global warming and ozone depletion could delay the recovery of the ozone layer. The findings were qualitatively similar to those for other polymers. ClO is produced by the reaction of Cl with ozone—its observation thus demonstrated that Cl radicals not only were present in the stratosphere but also were actually involved in destroying ozone.

    Daily changes in the angle of the sun influence the amount of UV radiation that passes through the atmosphere. A critical DuPont manufacturing patent for Freon was set to expire in Bacteria are also under attack from aquatic viruses, which occur at high abundance in the water as well as their predators, which in turn are taken up by the next level in the food web. Pinatubo in the Philippines.

    Sensitivity to UV-induced changes in the naturally-occurring protein, collagen, has been determined. Ozone Depletion Ozone depletion refers to the wearing out or reduction of the amount of ozone in the stratosphere. Sherwood Rowland of the University of California at Irvine recognized that human-produced chlorofluorocarbons CFCs — molecules containing only carbonfluorineand chlorine atoms—could be a major source of chlorine in the stratosphere. The number of diseases identified as definitely affected by UV-B radiation is steadily increasing. The body's immune system is its first line of defense against invading germs. These results are not inconsistent with recent studies that suggest that interactions between global warming and ozone depletion could delay the recovery of the ozone layer.


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Environmental effects of ozone depletion by UNEP Environmental Effects Panel. Download PDF Ebook

Both chlorine and bromine contribute significantly to overall ozone depletion. Reactions that take place on polar stratospheric clouds PSCs play an important role in enhancing ozone depletion. The concentrations of the source gases CFCs and related compounds and the chlorine reservoir species HCl and ClONO 2 were measured throughout the stratosphere, and demonstrated that CFCs Environmental effects of ozone depletion book indeed the major source of Environmental effects of ozone depletion book chlorine, and that nearly all of the CFCs emitted would eventually reach the stratosphere.

This is why ozone holes first formed, and are deeper, over Antarctica. McElroy and Wofsy extended the work of Rowland and Molina by showing that bromine atoms were even more effective catalysts for ozone loss than chlorine atoms and argued that the brominated organic compounds known as halonswidely used in fire extinguishers, were a potentially large source of stratospheric bromine.

Bacterioplankton and small non-photosynthetic flagellates that feed on bacteria cannot utilize screening pigments because of their small size and are highly affected by solar UV radiation, which can cause DNA damage.

In fact, the reduction of the radiative forcing due to ODS probably masked the true level of climate change effects of other greenhouse gases, and was responsible for the "slow down" of global warming from the mids. Another study of satellite-derived erythemal UV trends in the Northern Hemisphere showed marked regional differences: at latitudes ?

The limited scientific knowledge of the public led to a confusion with global warming [36] or the perception of global warming as a subset of the "ozone hole". That same year, the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole was announced, causing a revival in public attention to the issue.

The Cl-catalyzed ozone depletion can take place in the gas phase, but it is dramatically enhanced in the presence of polar stratospheric clouds PSCs.

People who live in areas where ozone levels are frequently high may find that their initial symptoms go away over time—particularly when exposure to high ozone levels continues for several days. The protective function of UV screening substances has been verified in both producers and consumers.

Environmental Studies

Bywhen better evidence on the speed of critical reactions was available, this estimate was changed to 5 to 9 percent steady-state depletion.

As warm, ozone and NO 2-rich air flows in from lower latitudes, the PSCs are destroyed, the enhanced ozone depletion process shuts down, and the ozone hole closes. The findings suggest "rising UV levels Environmental effects of ozone depletion book a result of ozone depletion are to blame for the observed skin damage, in the same way that human skin cancer rates have been on the increase in recent decades.

Several groups of people are particularly sensitive to ozone— especially when they are active outdoors—because physical activity causes people to breathe faster and more deeply. Progress has been made inferring historical levels of UV radiation using measurements of ozone from satellites in conjunction with measurements of total solar radiation obtained from extensive meteorological networks.

It was first identified in s due to the advent of supersonic aircraft, which fly in the lower stratosphere and emit nitrogen oxides. However, the vertical extent of depletion in the Arctic was slightly less than in the record-setting years ofand ; and the peak integrated column ozone loss in was less than in those years.

Standard global warming theory predicts that the stratosphere will cool. Researchers have shown that regular sunscreen use by SLE patients was associated with a significant improvement in the course of the disease.

Depletion of the ozone layer and its impacts

Continuous monitoring has been developed to measure solar radiation above and in the water column. Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems Solar UV-B radiation increases which are directly linked to stratospheric ozone reduction have been shown to cause damage Environmental effects of ozone depletion book the DNA of intact plants under natural conditions.

Environmental effects Ground-level ozone can have detrimental effects on plants and ecosystems. Effects on Air Quality There has been a strong increase in interest regarding how UV-B radiation affects air quality, especially under polluted urban conditions.

In the last thirty years, it has been discovered that stratospheric Environmental effects of ozone depletion book is depleting as a result of anthropogenic pollutants. Date modified:. Exposure to UV radiation has been linked to many human health problems, including skin cancer.

Effects on Materials Synthetic polymers, naturally occurring biopolymers, as well as some other materials of commercial interest are adversely affected by UVB radiation. Consumers such as coral reef organisms, sea urchins, fish can acquire protection by taking up these substances with their food.

Neither group, however, had realized that CFCs were a potentially large source of stratospheric chlorine—instead, they had been investigating the possible effects of HCl emissions from the Space Shuttlewhich are very much smaller.

This was the reason for the Montreal Protocol. These include expansion of the geographic coverage of measurements, improvement in calibration procedures, and determination of UV radiation fluxes, which are relevant to environmental effects such as the photochemistry of air pollution. There is concern that ozone depletion may lead to a loss of plant species and reduce global food supply.Dec 01,  · Possible effects of pollutants: effects on high atmospheric ozone.

Depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere (stratosphere), thought largely to be due to human activities particularly the release of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), has resulted in an increase Cited by: With an active marketplace of over million items, use the Alibris Advanced Search Page to find any item you are looking for.

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This paper analyses the causes and effects of ozone depletion. Causes of ozone depletion “The fact that the ozone layer was being depleted was discovered in the mids.Effects of ozone layer depletion. Let us see a few possible effects of download pdf ozone layer depletion on the earth’s environment and also on the plants and animals.

The depletion of ozone layer allows entering of UV rays from sun into the earth’s atmosphere which is associated with a number of health related and environmental issues.Ozone depletion is primarily caused by human activities. The main effect of ozone depletion ebook an increase in UV-B rays reaching the earth's surface.

Causes: chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs), halons, and other compounds deplete the ozone magicechomusic.com chemicals are found in cleaning agents, aerosols, insulating foam, and refrigerants.