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Synonyms: O3, bodennahes Ozon

Ozone, the tri-atomic form of oxygen, is a gaseous atmospheric constituent. In the troposphere, ozone is created both naturally and by photochemical reactions involving gases resulting from human activities (smog). Troposphere ozone acts as a greenhouse gas. In the stratosphere, ozone is created by the interaction between solar ultraviolet radiation and molecular oxygen (O2). Stratospheric ozone plays a dominant role in the stratospheric radiative balance. Its concentration is highest in the ozone layer.(IPCC)

Related terms:
ozone layer depletion, greenhouse gas emissions, aldehydes, peroxyacyl nitrates, volatile organic compounds, nitrous oxide

Broader terms:
photochemical smog

Narrower terms:
ozone layer

Linked data frontend for tropospheric ozone.