Issue: Contributions and pressures between the coasts and oceans and the atmosphere - Ozone depletion
This is an issue under the Coasts and oceans theme of the Data Reporting System.
The ozone layer protects surface biodiversity, including marine life, from harmful solar radiation. Ozone depletion resulting in higher UV radiation levels reaching the surface has the potential to significantly impact on marine organisms, and thus to further compound the impact of biodiversity loss on the oceans and the other themes.
- A-13 Surface ultraviolet radiation in Australia
This indicator shows the intensity of ultraviolet radiation reaching the surface of the planet and impacting on surface dwelling marine life forms.
- CO-44 Marine chlorophyll concentration
Marine plant life, especially phytoplankton, is especially vulnerable to UV radiation. A change in health of phytoplankton, combined with an increase in UV radiation at the surface, could be indicative of increased pressure from ozone depletion.
- Coasts and Oceans - Contributions and pressures between the coasts and oceans and the atmosphere- Ozone depletion
- Atmosphere - Stratospheric ozone- General stratospheric ozone
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