1-9: Ozone Reactions: Physics and Chemistry of the Stratosphere
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Importance of this Unit to the Course
Atmospheric conditions in the upper atmosphere as described in previous units create conditions of temperature and radiation beyond the range of those present near the Earth's surface. These conditions transform certain environmentally benign chemicals into materials detrimental to humans and ecosystems as will be discussed in later units.
Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)
Discussion (online / face-to-face)
(See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
If we have too much ozone in the troposphere in large cities and too little in the stratosphere, why can't we just pipe it up from the cities to the lower stratosphere (the level where jet aircraft fly)?