Ozone layer

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Term: Ozone layer

An atmospheric layer that contains a high proportion of oxygen that exists as ozone. It acts as a filtering mechanism against incoming ultraviolet radiation. It is located between the troposphere and the stratosphere, around 15 to 20 kilometers above the Earth's surface.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan