An Empirical Test of the Chemical Theory of Ozone Depletion

25 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2016

Jamal Munshi

Sonoma State University

Date Written: January 21, 2016

Abstract

The overall structure of changes in total column ozone levels over a 50-year sample period from 1966 to 2015 and across a range of latitudes from -90° to 71° shows that the data from Antarctica prior to 1995 represent a peculiar outlier condition specific to that time and place and not an enduring global pattern. The finding is inconsistent with the Rowland-Molina theory of chemical ozone depletion.

Keywords: pollution, environment, ozone, ozone hole, ozone depletion, Antarctica, Montreal Protocol

Suggested Citation

Munshi, Jamal, An Empirical Test of the Chemical Theory of Ozone Depletion (January 21, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2719537 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2719537

Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)

Sonoma State University ( email )

1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States

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