Ozone Depletion and Related Topics: Ozone Depletion Potentials

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Ozone depletion potentials (ODPs) is an extremely useful metric for policy considerations and scientific analyses for evaluating the relative effects of human emitted gases affecting the global atmospheric environment. ODPs arose as a simplified means for determining the relative ability of a chemical to destroy ozone. This concept for a relative measure of the cumulative impact on stratospheric ozone from trace gas emissions was found to be particularly useful by policymakers in their considerations to develop policy to protect stratospheric ozone from further destruction from emissions of halocarbons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123822260
ISBN (Print)9780123822253
StatePublished - 2015


  • Bromine
  • Chlorine
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Halocarbons
  • Halons
  • Iodine
  • Metric
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Ozone
  • Ozone depletion potentials
  • Ozone policy
  • Stratospheric chemistry
  • Stratospheric ozone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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