1-9: Ozone Reactions: Physics and Chemistry of the Stratosphere

1-9: En Español 1-9: Em Português

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.)

  1. Read the summary information. (Print text for offline review; images only.)
  2. Take the Quiz over the summary information. (see your portfolio)
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)

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:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading