- The ozone layer is the layer of air around the earth that helps to regulate the temperature.
An example of the ozone layer is what is being hurt by global warming.
ozone layer definition by Webster's New World
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the atmospheric layer within the stratosphere, extending from a height of c. 15 to c. 30 km (c. 9 to c. 18 mi) and having a heavy concentration of ozone: it absorbs dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun and serves to maintain the temperature of the atmosphere
ozone layer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A region of the upper atmosphere, between about 15 and 30 kilometers (10 and 20 miles) in altitude, containing a relatively high concentration of ozone that absorbs solar ultraviolet radiation in a wavelength range not screened by other atmospheric components. Also called ozonosphere.
ozone layer - Cultural Definition
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- The ozone layer absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun and is thus very important to the health of human beings and other life forms on Earth. The Earth's ozone layer could be at risk because of the action of chlorofluorocarbons, but international treaties have banned the production of these chemicals. The ozone layer is expected to return to normal in a few decades. (See ozone hole.)
ozone layer - Science Definition
A region of the upper atmosphere containing relatively high levels of ozone, located mostly within the stratosphere, with the greatest concentrations occurring from about 15 to 30 km (10 to 19 mi) above the Earth's surface. The ozone absorbs large amounts of solar ultraviolet radiation, preventing it from reaching the Earth's surface. The concentration of ozone in the ozone layer is usually under 10 parts per million. Also called ozonosphere. See Note at ozone.