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Consumption of Ozone-Depleting Substances - Methyl Bromide
Entry ID: geodata_1706

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Summary
Abstract: Ozone-depleting substances are any substance containing chlorine or bromine that destroys the stratospheric ozone layer. The stratospheric ozone absorbs most of the biologically damaging ultraviolet radiation.
Methyl bromide (CH3Br) is used as a fumigant for high-value crops, pest control, and quarantine treatment of agricultural commodities awaiting export. Total world annual consumption is about 70,000 tonnes, most of it in the industrialized countries. It takes about 0.7 years to break down.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Consumption of Ozone-Depleting Substances - Methyl Bromide
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-26
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.grid.unep.ch/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL GRABER
Email: Michael.Graber at unep.org


Data Center Personnel
Name: UNEP/GRID
Phone: +254-2-621234
Fax: +254-2-226890 or 215787
Email: gridinfo at unep.org
Contact Address:
United Nations Environment Programme
Global Resource Information Database UNEP/GRID
P.O.Box 30552
Province or State: Nairobi
Country: KENYA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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