Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

Can a changing sun affect the formation of ozone in the atmosphere?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes -- the sun's output of far-ultraviolet light has a variability not shared by its output of heat and visible light. More ultraviolet light can be matched by increased ozone production.

    However, solar storms can load the upper atmosphere with charged particles. These are antagonistic to ozone, although their effects haven't been as bad as some reports have indicated (see source).

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