Account services

Select language: ar bg ca cs da de el en en-US es et eu fi fr ga hr hu it lt lv mt nl no pl pt ro ru sk sl sv tr uk zh-CN

ozone layer depletion

Definition:
The fragile shield of ozone is been damaged by chemicals released on earth. The main chemicals that are depleting stratospheric ozone are chlorofluorocarbons which are used in refrigerators, aerosols, and as cleaners in many industries, and halons, which are used in fire extinguishers. The damage is caused when these chemicals release highly reactive forms of chlorine and bromine. Over the past 30 years ozone levels over parts of Antarctica have dropped by almost 40% during some months and a "hole" in ozone concentrations is clearly visible in satellite observations. (Source: WRIGHT)
broader terms
global warming
narrower terms
stratospheric ozone depletion
related terms
ozone depletion potential
Scope note:
scope note is not available
Groups:
EFFECTS, IMPACTS
Themes:
air
climate
pollution
Other relations:
Has exact match
EuroVoc: stratospheric pollution
Wikipedia article
Ozone depletion
Has close match
UMTHES: Abbau der Ozonschicht
Arabic: استنفاد طبقة الأوزون
Basque: ozono-geruzaren urritze
Bulgarian: Разрушаване на озоновия слой
Catalan: esgotament de la capa d'ozó
Chinese: 臭氧层损耗
Croatian: oštećenje ozonskog omotača
Czech: poškození vrstvy ozónové
Danish: reduktion af ozonlaget
Dutch: aantasting van de ozonlaag
English (US): ozone layer depletion
Estonian: osoonikihi kahanemine (hõrenemine), osoonikadu
Finnish: otsonikerroksen tuhoutuminen
French: appauvrissement de la couche d'ozone
German: Abbau der Ozonschicht
Greek: εξασθένηση (εξάντληση) της στιβάδας του όζοντος
Hungarian: ózonréteg elvékonyodása
Irish: ídiú an chisil ózóin
Italian: distruzione dello strato di ozono
Latvian: ozona slāņa izsīkums
Lithuanian: ozono sluoksnio ardymas
Maltese: qerda tas-saff ożoniku
Norwegian: nedbryting av ozonlaget
Polish: zubożenie warstwy ozonowej
Portuguese: redução da camada de ozono
Romanian: subţierea stratului de ozon
Russian: разрушение озонового слоя
Slovak: poškodenie ozónovej vrstvy
Slovenian: tanjšanje ozonske plasti
Spanish: agotamiento de capa de ozono
Swedish: uttunning av ozonskiktet
Turkish: ozon tabakasının incelmesi
Ukrainian: руйнування озонового шару
Concept URL: <http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/5994>