Ozone or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula. It is a pale blue gas with a distinctively pungent smell. It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope breaking down in the lower atmosphere to normal dioxygen. Ozone is formed from dioxygen by the action of ultraviolet light and also atmospheric electrical discharges, and is present in low concentrations throughout the Earth's atmosphere(stratosphere). In total, ozone makes up only 0.6 ppm of the atmosphere.
Ozone is mainly found in two regions of the Earth's atmosphere. Most ozone (about 90%) resides in a layer that begins between 6 and 10 miles (10 and 17 kilometers) above the Earth's surface and extends up to about 30 miles (50 kilometers). This region of the atmosphere is called the stratosphere. The ozone in this region is commonly known as the ozone layer. The remaining ozone is in the lower region of the atmosphere, which is commonly called the troposphere. The figure (above) shows an example of how ozone is distributed in the atmosphere.
Related Journals of Ozone
Climatology & Weather Forecasting, Earth Science & Climatic Change, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, Advances in Recycling & Waste Management, Journal of Geophysical Research, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry.