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The ozone layer is an atmospheric layer located in the stratosphere.
The ozone layer absorbs 97-99% of the Sun's high frequency ultraviolet light, protecting life on earth from potential damage.

Ozone layer - Wikipedia

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The ozone layer or ozone shield is a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It contains high concentrations of ...

Science - Ozone Basics - NOAA Stratospheric Ozone

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Ozone thus plays a key role in the temperature structure of the Earth's atmosphere. Without the filtering action of the ozone layer, more of the Sun's UV- B ...

The Facts of Ozone Depletion - National Geographic

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The ozone layer is a belt of thenaturally occurring gas "ozone." It sits 9.3 to 18.6 miles (15 to 30 kilometers) above Earth, and serves as a shield from the harmful ...

Ozone layer shows signs of healing - CNN.com

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Jul 2, 2016 ... (CNN) The Antarctic ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, shows encouraging signs that it's beginning to heal, ...

Ozone Layer Protection | US EPA

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Welcome to EPA's ozone layer protection web area. The ozone layer is Earth's “ sunscreen” – protecting living things from too much ultraviolet radiation.

The Ozone Layer - The Ozone Hole

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The ozone layer is a layer in Earth's atmosphere which contains relatively high concentrations of ozone (O3). This layer absorbs 97-99% of the sun's high ...

The Ozone Hole

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The Ozone Hole. For nearly a billion years, ozone molecules in the atmosphere have protected life on Earth from the effects of ultraviolet rays. The ozone layer ...

The Ozone Layer Is Recovering - Attn

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Dec 29, 2016 ... For all the talk about the horrors of 2016, there was at least one glimmer of hope this year: the ozone layer, which protects the Earth from ...

ozone layer - National Geographic Society

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May 9, 2011 ... The ozone layer is one layer of the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth's atmosphere. The stratosphere is the mass of protective gases ...