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Analyses of material flows of chemicals in the environment, including chemicals damaging the ozone layer.

 Beyond Discovery, The Ozone Depletion Phenomenon
Article describes how basic research has led to answers on what stratospheric ozone is, its role is in Earth's atmosphere and the devastating consequences of its depletion. Adapted from an account by Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland.

 CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and Ozone Depletion
CIESIN thematic guide

 CIESIN Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion
Overview of key concepts related to stratospheric ozone depletion, including the role of chlorofluorocarbons, health effects from increased exposure to UV-B radiation, environmental effects, and policies and responses.

 Climate Prediction Center's Stratosphere Home Page
NOAA organization's UV Index forecasts and maps of stratospheric ozone depletion, daily hemispheric ozone, and stratospheric temperature time series.

 EFCTC : Fluorocarbons (HCFC, HFC, PFC) and Sulphur hexafluoride
Presents information about fluorocarbons (HCFC, HFC, PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), including applications, physical and chemical properties, environmental impact and regulatory aspects.

 Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion
Report of 1998 United Nations Environment Programme Assessment Pane, covering changes in ultraviolet radiation, effects on human and animal health, effects on terrestrial ecosystems, effects on aquatic ecosystems, effects on biogeochemical cycles, effects

 Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 UNEP Assessment
Special issue of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology (pdf format) presents the seven technical papers comprising the United Nations Environment Programme assessment.

 Handbook for International Treaties on Substances that deplete t
Includes the Montreal Protocol, which sets the "elimination" of ozone-depleting substances as its "final objective," and follow-on agreements.

 NSF Polar UV Monitoring Network
Monitors UV radiation at six sites in Antarctica, Argentina, California, and Alaska.

 Ozone Depletion
News articles and background pieces covering the science and politics of ozone depletion.

 Ozone UK, Europe and Global.
Ozone TOVS TOMS and GOME data. Unique NW Euro Maps and graphics. Calculated global and UK averages using GRIB data. Links to Ozone, Weather and Climate.

 SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE)
a measurement campaign sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center designed to examine the processes controlling ozone levels at mid- to high latitudes.

 SEDAC: Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health Project
Data and resources in the areas of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ozone, and human health impacts of UV exposure. UV radiation is known to be a significant risk factor for skin cancers, eye cataracts, and immune system suppression.

 Stratospheric Ozone
This Environment Canada site deals with issues, programs and other aspects having to do with stratospheric ozone.

 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
NASA resource file for students and teachers

 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Air Resources Branch of the BC Go
Information on science, issues and actions on ozone depletion, with respect to British Columbia, Canada.

 Stratospheric Ozone Monitoring and Research in NOAA
Provides a comprehensive technical primer on the ozone layer and its depletion, as well as access to real-time and historical monitoring data, descriptions of instruments used to detect ozone, and related information and links.

 The European Ozone Research Coordinating Unit (EORCU)
Co-ordinating unit of stratospheric ozone research in Europe.

 The Ozone Hole Tour
An overview of the ozone layer and the development of the ozone hole over the Antarctic hosted by the Centre of Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge.

 The Ozone Secretariat
Intergovernmental organization for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Includes information on these treaties and their implementation.

 The Science of Stratosphric Ozone Depletion
Union of Concerned Scientists primer on the ozone layer, its importance, the effects of human-produced chemicals, and prospects for the future.

 Third European Stratospheric Experiment on Ozone (THESEO)
THESEO is taking place during 1998 and 1999. The main aim is to improve our understanding of the causes of ozone depletion over Europe and other mid-latitude regions, where the ozone layer has been progressively depleted for the last 20-30 years.

 UNEP DTIE OzonAction Programme Electronic Discussion Forums
Specialized e-mail discussion forums and news update services on ozone-related topics. Intended to assist in the phase out of ozone depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol.

 US Environmental Protection Agency: Ozone Depletion
Information about stratospheric ozone depletion, US regulations about CFCs and substitutes, ozone science, international policy, and the UV Index

 USDA UVB Radiation Monitoring Program
Collects information on geographical distribution and temporal trends of UVB (ultraviolet -B) radiation in the US, in order to assess potential impacts of increasing ultraviolet radiation levels on agricultural crops and forests.

 Worrest, Robert C.
About the Director of the US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) and Associate Director for CIESIN Washington Operations, and his publications on the effects of stratospheric ozone depletion on the biosphere.