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UNSW : UNSW Atmosphere Study Guide
Atmosphere Study Guide 34 Explain (article four) Glossary [Task] Use the following table to define any science words that are related to this article. Word Definition CFCs Ozone Ultraviolet light DNA Chlorine Stratospheric clouds Arctic Antarctica Montréal Protocol Comprehension & summarising [Task] In your exercise book, complete the following activities related to “Carbon busters”. 1. Do you think this article has a good title? Why/why not? 2. Explain in your own words what the ‘ozone fingerprint’ is. 3. Write a journal entry that Susan Solomon might have written about her investigation into the ozone layer in September 1986. Why was she excited? What might she discover? 4. Draw a diagram of what the polar stratospheric clouds might look like from Susan Solomon’s description. 5. What are chlorofluorocarbons and where were they found? 6. What was Susan Solomon’s hypothesis about CFCs and the polar clouds? 7. Describe the results of the ozone experiment. 8. What were the consequences of the results of this experiment and other similar experiments on the use and production of CFCs? 9. When is the hole in the ozone layer expected to start diminishing? 10. Explain how you think the story of Susan Solomon’s experiment describes the nature of science.