An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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ROWLAND, Frank Sherwood

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Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: chlorine atom-catalysed destruction of ozone.

Nature, 249, 810-812, 1974.

Rowland and his post-doctoral student, Molina, suggested that long-lived organic halogen compounds, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), could reach the stratosphere where they would be dissociated by UV light, releasing chlorine atoms, and depleting the ozone layer.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, Environmental Science & Health