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Jeff's Atmospheric Chemistry Homepage


  • The Ozone Layer
  • Nitrous Oxide and Our Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Science and the Nobel Prize


    For the past two decades, scientists have been learning more and more about the ozone layer and its importance to life on earth. Through research, evidence has been found that demonstrates how, and to what extent, certain man-made chemicals are working to destroy the protective layer. Research has also shown the importance of keeping the ozone healthy and whole, and recently the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded three scientists with the Nobel Prize for their work in this important area of atmospheric chemistry.


    To get a good grade, of course! Why else do you think I would work my b*tt off this much to make a nice and neat webpage? If I hand this in on time it counts 30% of my last quarter grade, and tests count 30% less. Yipee!
    Okay, maybe that isn't the whole reason. Atmospheric chemistry can be kind of cool (this year I did a mentorship program with a NASA scientist - Joel S. Levine - and it was kind of interesting). And apparently ozone studies have been beneficial, as (don't ask me where I heard this, I think it was on a news station) recent measurements indicate that this past year the ozone whole has actually decreased. Isn't that pretty cool? I think so, too. That means we all might be saved from terminal skin cancer. Are you happy? I am, definately! :)

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    Making science homepages isn't something I normally do, so don't immediately think of me as the nerdy type. This is a project for my Adv. Chem class at New Horizons Governor's School for Math and Science ... email my teacher if you're interested at (but be quick because she's leaving next year!!! :( ). Thanx!

    Jeff R. K. Hartline