The Atmosphere

The Ozone Layer

Who discovered the ozone layer?

In 1913, French physicists Henri Buisson (1873–1944) and Charles Fabry (1867–1945; full name, Marie Paul Auguste Charles Fabry) theorized that an ozone layer existed in the upper atmosphere. It was confirmed in a series of measurements of ultraviolet radiation levels that were recorded by W.N. Hartley and A. Cornu from 1879 to 1881.


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