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Early Stratospheric Science, Chlorofluorocarbons, and the Emergence of Environmental Concern

Edward A. Parson

in Protecting the Ozone Layer

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195155495
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195155491.003.0002
 Early Stratospheric Science, Chlorofluorocarbons, and the Emergence of Environmental Concern

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As background to the book, a brief and historically organized account is given of highlights in (1) the early science of the stratosphere, (2) the development and use of chlorofluorohydrocarbons (CFCs), and their atmospheric impacts, and (3) the initial appearance of environmental concerns about the use of CFCs disrupting the atmosphere by destroying the ozone layer.

Keywords: CFCs; chlorofluorohydrocarbons; environment; history of science; ozone layer; stratosphere

Chapter.  5173 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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