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Chemical Model Animation of O2 being Broken Up and Reforming as O3

Ozone is formed when high energy ultra-violet radiation from the sun breaks apart molecular oxygen. An oxygen atom then combines with an oxygen molecule producing a new molecule with three atoms of oxygen, ozone.


For More Information

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/stories/UARS/ozone_models.html


Visualization Credits

James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Jesse Allen (Raytheon): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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UARS

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Chemistry
SVS >> Oxygen
NASA Science >> Earth