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Effect of volcanic eruptions on stratosphere ozone and temperatures

Joshi, IS (2011) Effect of volcanic eruptions on stratosphere ozone and temperatures. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 15 (2). pp. 530-532.

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Abstract

Even minor problems of ozone depletion can have major effects. Every time even a small amount of the ozone layer is lost, more ultraviolet light from the sun can reach the Earth. The environment will also be negatively affected by ozone depletion. The life cycles of plants will change, disrupting the food chain. Effects on animals will also be severe and are very difficult to foresee. Oceans will be hit hard as well. The most basic microscopic organisms such as plankton may not be able to survive. The planet's climate could also be affected by depletion of the ozone layer. Wind patterns could change, resulting in climatic changes throughout the world. Keeping the above in view a study has been undertaken to examine the effect of volcanic eruptions on stratosphere ozone and temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; food chain; light effect; microorganism; ozone depletion; plankton; stratosphere; survival; temperature effect; ultraviolet radiation; volcanic eruption, Animalia
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 09:54
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/2930

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