Ozone is found in which layer?

Ozone is a gas that is found in both Stratosphere and Troposphere. Ozone is of 2 types.

One that is found in the lower Stratosphere where it acts as a layer that protects the earth from the harmful Ultra Violet radiations of the Earth.

The other is found near the surface of the earth (Troposphere) where it acts as a pollutant and a potential greenhouse gas.

Layers of Earth Atmosphere

Earth’s atmosphere is broadly divided into 5 layers. These are –

1. Troposphere0 – 13 km
2. Stratosphere13 – 50 km
3. Mesosphere50 – 85 km
4. Ionosphere85 – 700 km
5. Exosphere700 – 10,000 km

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