OZONE DEPLETION IN THE ATMOSPHERE AS A RESULT OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Introductory remarks to this bibliography point out that the ozone layer screens out about 99 percent of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. A 5 percent drop in the ozone level would lead to about a 10 percent increase in the amount of ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth's surface. Such radiation increases cause, over time, increased incidents of skin cancer, retarded plant growth, long-term genetic mutations, and temperature effects which in turn affect climate. Certain man-made chemicals (chiefly fluorocarbons) break down ozone causing an ozone depletion. The references cited address this topic, considering the viewpoints of the scientific community, the consumer and the producer.
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- White, A G
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerosols; Bibliographies; Chemical compounds; Coolants; Corrosion; Fluorine; Ozone; Ultraviolet radiation; Urban development
- Old TRIS Terms: Destruction; Fluorine compounds; Freon
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society;
- Accession Number: 00130412
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 979 Bibliog.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM