Destruction Of Greenhouse Gases Over Tropical Atlantic May Ease Global Warming

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 08:21 in Earth & Climate

Large amounts of ozone are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. The significance is that ozone in the lower atmosphere acts as a greenhouse gas and its destruction also leads to the removal of the third most abundant greenhouse gas -- methane. It should lead to improved climate predictions.

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