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Kschihinetta from Delhi Public School, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 22/5/13

What is ozone layer?????????

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Dr Saman Ahmad , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 23/5/13

The ozone layer is a layer rich in ozone gas present in the earth's atmosphere. It lies between 10-40 km in the stratosphere layer of atmosphere. The atmosphere is very thin at polar regions as compared to equatorial regions. Thus the thickness of ozone layer is not uniform everywhere and varies from region to region. This layer absorbs most of the harmful UV radiation from the sun, thus protecting people on the earth. These UV radiations can cause skin cancer, genetic mutations and other harmful ailments. They also have harmful effect on vegetation. So the ozone layer acts as a protective cover for the earth.

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Sheen Nath From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 9/12/09
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ozone layer is a layer below the atmosphere. it protects us from the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. but now a days because of the pollution in the atmosphere there is a hole in the ozone layer.

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Champak Mishra From Fathima Convent High School Kaghaznagar, added an answer, on 2/12/09
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LAYER ABOVE EARTH

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Harleen Kaur From Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, added an answer, on 22/5/13
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.IN BETWEEN OF TROPOSPHERE AND STRATOSPHERE THERE LIES A OZONE.OZONE IS THE LAYER THAT FROM WHICH WE PRODUCE RAIN WATER.

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Armaan Pal From Modern Vidya Niketan, added an answer, on 26/12/09

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Jitendra Jethwani , added an answer, on 31/1/13
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ozone layer is the layer which prevents extra violent rays of  the sun to reach the Earth

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