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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Council of Planning Librarians

    P.O. Box 229
    Monticello, IL  United States  61856
  • Authors:
    • White, A G
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 979 Bibliog.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM