The destruction of the ozone layer, together with global warming, is one of the hot environmental topics of today. This book examines the effect of human activities on atmospheric ozone, namely the increase of tropospheric ozone and the general diminution of stratospheric ozone and the production of the Antarctic ozone hole. Also discussed is the role of remote sensing techniques in the understanding of the effects of human activities as well as in the development of social and political awareness of the damage to the ozone layer by man-made chemicals, principally CFCs.
Chapter 1. The traditional measurement of ozone in the atmosphere. Chapter 2. Satellite systems for studies of atmospheric ozone.Chapter 3. The dynamics of the atmospheric ozone.Chapter 4. Observed variability of surface solar UV radiation. due to total ozone variationsChapter 5. The role of science in the social and political arguments in leading up to the Montreal Protocol to ban the manufacture and use of chemical that destroy the ozone layer.Chapter 6. The history of the International Ozone Commission.Chapter 7. The study of atmospheric ozone since 1987.Chapter 8. Ozone and global change.