EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS
Halons are a group of brominated organic compounds used as fire retardants. The
transport of these compounds to the stratosphere, followed by their photolysis
to release Br (Bromine) atoms, gives this group a very high ozone depletion
potential. The production of these compounds is now banned according to the
American Meteorological Society. 2000. Glossary of Meteorology, Second Edition.
Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society