A layer in the earth’s stratosphere at an altitude of about 6.2 miles (10 km) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun.
- In the absence of the ozone layer harmful ultraviolet radiation is able to reach the surface of the Earth in higher doses.
- The ozone layer is extremely important as it strongly absorbs the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.
- It is possible that the increase in carbon dioxide will saturate the earth's oceans, causing damage to the ozone layer.
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Syllabification: o·zone lay·er
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