Definitions for "Ozone Depletion"
Destruction of the earth's ozone layer, which can be caused by the photolytic breakdown of certain chlorine- and/or bromine-containing compounds (e.g., chlorofluorocarbons),which catalytically decompose ozone molecules.
The thinning of the earth’s protective stratospheric ozone layer. Ozone depletion occurs when the natural balance between the production and destruction of stratospheric ozone is tipped in favour of destruction. Human activity is the major factor in tipping that natural balance, mostly from artificial chemicals, known as ozone- depleting substances (ODS).
is caused by the release of Ozone Depleting Substances such as CFCs and HCFCs, which are used as refrigerants and insulting foam.