Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health
This page replaces the former Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health Project SEDAC web site which had included the following: Research and Impact Reports, Near-real time UV dose estimates using TOMS ozone data, the Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion and Global Environmental Change, Human Health Data Resources, Related Internet Resources, Ultra violet Interactive Service (UVIS), and Bibliographic Database. Those pages have been retired and are no longer supported by SEDAC.
Please find below links to selected publications by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) related to environmental and health effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, its monitoring, and regulation.
Available Stratospheric Ozone Reports, Protocols, and Handbooks
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2010 Assessment
- WMO/UNEP: Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (2008)
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its interactions with Climate Change: 2006 Assessment | 2002 Assessment
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 Assessment | 1994 Assessment
- The 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer as adjusted and amended through September 2007
- The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Links to Earlier Copies of Research and Impact Reports
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 Assessment
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1997 Interim Summary
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1996 Executive Summary
- UNEP: Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1994 Assessment
- WMO/UNEP: Report of the Third Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers (1996)
Dr. Robert C. Worrest, former Senior Research Scientist at CIESIN, created a bibliography consisting of scientific papers and materials related to the environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion. The earliest citation is from 1943, and the most recent in May 2011. The topics coincide with, but are not limited by, those covered in the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel’s Assessment.
Presented below are pdfs of the alphabetical lists of published papers by topic from the Worrest Bibliography.
- Aquatic Ecosystems
- Biogeochemical Cycling
- Human Health
- Science Background (Ozone and changes in biologically active UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface)
- Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Tropospheric Air