Origin of ozone
Related Words for ozonebreath, breeze, wind, firmament, heaven, blast, whiff, sky, waft, draft, puff, ozone, zephyr, ventilation, stratosphere, troposphere, heavens, ozonosphere
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Contemporary Examples of ozone
Air pollution gets worse during drought; in California the problem is soot, and in Texas it was ozone.America’s Axis of Drought
March 4, 2014
Soot, methane, ozone, and HFCs are a lot less sexy than flying to Rio and making bold promises.Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Get Serious About Global Warming
David G. Victor, Charles F. Kennel, Veerabhadran Ramanathan
June 21, 2012
Obama enraged his base last week by nullifying an environmental regulation on ozone.5 Ways Obama Can Boost Jobs
September 5, 2011
His first choice was Shri Trimurti Bhavan in Ozone Park, a temple where his uncle is a priest.
The screening can be canceled, but people in Richmond Hill and Ozone Park still have ways to see it.
Historical Examples of ozone
The only name which suggests itself is oxyzone, a combination of oxygen and ozone.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
They were filled with a milky light, and the odor of ozone was strong.
Electricity crackled, and the air became pungent with ozone.
The air was thick with the odor of raw blood and pungent with ozone.The Martian Cabal
Roman Frederick Starzl
"Nothing like the ozone of the forest to make you sparkle," chuckled the traffic-manager.The Rainy Day Railroad War
Word Origin for ozone
1840, from German Ozon, coined in 1840 by German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799-1868) from Greek ozon, neuter present participle of ozein "to smell" (see odor). So called for its pungent odor.
A Closer Look: Ozone is both beneficial for and threatening to all of Earth's organisms, including human beings, depending on how high in the atmosphere it is found. Ozone is naturally produced in the stratospheric portion of Earth's atmosphere (in the ozone layer) by the action of high-energy ultraviolet radiation on molecular oxygen (O2 ). By absorbing much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, the ozone layer serves as a sunscreen for organisms on Earth. In recent years the ozone has thinned or disappeared in parts of the ozone layer, creating an ozone hole that lets in dangerous amounts of ultraviolet radiation. Ozone holes are caused in part by the release into the atmosphere of industrial and commercial chemicals, in particular the chlorofluorocarbons (such as freon) used in aerosols, refrigerants, and certain cleaning solvents. Closer to Earth's surface, ozone is one of the so-called greenhouse gases that are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and cause the greenhouse effect. Ozone at ground level is also an air pollutant, contributing to respiratory diseases such as asthma.