• # question_answer Supersonic jets cause thinning of A)  ${{O}_{3}}$ Layer      B)  $S{{O}_{2}}$ layer C)  ${{O}_{2}}$ Layer      D)  none of the above

Correct Answer: A

Solution :

[a] ${{O}_{3}}$ layer means the Ozone layer. Supersonic jets exhaust produce Nitrous Oxide $({{N}_{2}}O)$ which is a greenhouse gas with a large global warming potential (GWP). When compared to carbon dioxide $(C{{O}_{2}}),$${{N}_{2}}O$ has 298 times the ability per molecule of gas to trap heat in the atmosphere.

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