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Honors Biology Abridged Unit on Ecology: Chapters 19 – 23 This is a highly condensed unit where you DO NOT need to know every detail in the chapters. Use this PPT as the guide and refer to the book. Also, there are no stars!
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Uneven heating of earth’s surface
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The ozone layer is a deep layer in the stratosphere, that has large amounts of ozone in it. The layer shields the entire Earth from much of the harmful ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun. Interestingly, it is also this ultraviolet radiation that forms the ozone in the first place. Some type of radiation or electrical discharge separates an oxygen molecule (O 2 ) into ozone (O 3 ). The ozone layer became more widely appreciated when it was realized that certain chemicals mankind manufactures, called chloroflurocarbons, find their way up into the stratosphere where, through a complex series of chemical reactions, they destroy some of the ozone. This stratospheric ozone, which protects us from the sun, is good. There is also ozone produced near the
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2010 for the course BIO 255 taught by Professor Patel during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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