Some New Questions about the Seasonal Decrease of the Ozone Layer


The depletion-recovery cycle of the ozone layer is explained on the basis of the magnetic properties of oxygen, ozone, nitrogen oxides and chlorine combinations, which upon interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field, give rise to gaseous fluxes polar- and equatorial-wards.

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J. Velasco, "Some New Questions about the Seasonal Decrease of the Ozone Layer," Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 112-116. doi: 10.4236/gsc.2012.23016.

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