The 1994 WMO/UNEP assessment, Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 1994, contains the understanding of ozone depletion and reflects the thinking of 295 international scientific experts who contributed to its preparation and review. Co-chairs of the 1994 assessment were Dr. Daniel L. Albritton of CSD (formerly the Aeronomy Laboratory), Dr. Robert T. Watson of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Dr. Piet J. Aucamp of the Department of National Health in South Africa. Other members of the Aeronomy Laboratory made substantial contributions to the report, serving as lead authors, co-authors, contributors, reviewers, coordinating editor, and editorial support staff.
This Ozone Assessment includes three major sections – the Executive Summary, 13 detailed chapters in five parts, and Common Questions About Ozone (a special section):
Part 1. Observed Changes in Ozone and Source Gases
Chapter 1. Total and Vertical-Column Ozone (Lead Author: Neil R.P. Harris)
The international scientific community included this new section in their 1994 assessment. In it, they answer several of the general questions that are most commonly asked by students, the general public, and leaders in industry and government. After a general introduction about ozone, the questions addressed are: