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- In the stratosphere, ozone has beneficial properties where it forms an ozone shield that prevents dangerous radiation from reaching the Earth's surface. Recently, it was discovered that in certain parts of the world, especially over the poles, stratospheric ozone was disappearing creating an ozone hole.
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- ASAPTRAN, Ground Heat Flux, MeV, Net All-Wave Radiation, Ozone, radiance, Radiational Cooling, Surface Energy Budget