Blozone Hole
A New Theory on the Ozone Hole

Atmospheric Gases

Dobson Units are the unit of measurement for ozone concentration in the atmosphere:dobsonnas

1 Dobson Unit (DU) is 0.01 mm thickness at STP (O oC and 1 ATM) and spreads out evenly over the area, it would form a slab approximately 3mm thick corresponding about 300DU. The unit is named after G.M.B.Dobson, one of the first scientists to investigate atmospheric ozone (1920-1960). He designed the Dobson spectrometer which it is the standard instrument used to measure ozone from the ground. The Dobson spectrometer measures the intensity of solar UV-radiation at 4 wavelengths, two of which are absorbed by ozone and two of which are not.


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