Definition of Ozone layer

1. Noun. A layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

Exact synonyms: Ozonosphere
Generic synonyms: Layer
Terms within: Ozone Hole
Group relationships: Stratosphere



Definition of Ozone layer

1. Noun. A region of the stratosphere, between 15 and 30 kilometres in altitude, containing a relatively high concentration of ozone; it absorbs most solar ultraviolet radiation ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ozone Layer

ozochrotia
ozogen
ozokerite
ozokerites
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ozonate
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ozonations
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ozone
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ozone hole
ozone layer (current term)
ozone resistance
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ozonisation
ozonisations
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Literary usage of Ozone layer

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1. Understanding Atmospheric Change: A Survey of the Background Science and by Henry Hengeveld (1991)
"The chemistry of the ozone layer Ozone is not evenly distributed throughout the ... Thus, the ozone layer is thinner over the equator than over the poles. ..."

2. Freer Trade, Protected Environment: Balancing Trade Liberalization and by Carlisle Ford Runge, François Ortalo-Magné, Philip Vande Kamp (1994)
"The ozone layer is concentrated from six to thirty miles above the earth's ... This radiation, if unfiltered by the ozone layer, would be very harmful to ..."

3. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment by Cheryl Simon Silver (1992)
"Would the thinning of the ozone layer spread to other latitudes, or was it confined to the Antarctic? To gather more information about antarctic ozone ..."

4. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2001)
"1.2 Protecting the ozone layer Italy ratified the 1985 Vienna Convention on the Protection of the ozone layer and the 1987 Montreal Protocol. ..."

5. Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature by Danilo J. Anton (1995)
"The threat to the ozone layer was not yet recognized. In 1974, Rowland and Molina (see Lovelock 1988) developed the hypothesis that CFCs were a source of ..."

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