Ozone

How Likely Is Earth's Magnetic Field Flip To Trigger Doomsday Scenario For Our Planet?

Earth's magnetic field – vital to all life on our planet – protects the ozone layer from solar winds, cosmic rays, and harmful radiation. The field is most concentrated at the poles but sometimes they switch, with one such event, called the...
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The Social Cost Of Nitrous Oxide Is Understated Under Current Estimates, New Analysis Concludes

The social cost of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is the largest remaining threat to the ozone layer, is understated, concludes an international team of researchers. In their assessment, the authors write that improving the accuracy of these...

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Is 13th Largest On Record And Expected To Persist Into November

The 2021 Antarctic ozone hole reached its maximum area on October 7 and ranks 13th largest since 1979, scientists from NOAA and NASA reported today. This year's ozone hole developed similarly to last year's: A colder than usual Southern Hemisphere...
Related topics: Antarctic, NASA, Space

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Ground-level Ozone Is A Creeping Threat To Biodiversity

Scientists are learning how this pollutant damages plants and trees, setting off a cascade of effects that harms everything from soil microbes to wildlife.
Related topics: Biodiversity

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Lightning Strikes May Trigger Short-term Thinning In The Ozone Layer

Crack! Lightning strikes are bright and loud—violent enough to shake your bones and light up the sky. Now, a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests that these powerful events may also alter the chemistry of Earth's...

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Russian Scientist Says Ozone Layer Hole Close To Maximum Size But May Recover

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Despite the grim anticipation of an enlargement of the hole in the ozone layer above the southern hemisphere in 2021, a recovery forecast predicts noticeable improvement after 2024, a leading researcher at the Russian Voeikov Main...

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Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Larger Than Usual, Scientists Say

Scientists say the hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer over the Southern Hemisphere is larger than usual this year and already surpasses the size of Antarctica.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Ozone Hole Would Have Killed Plants And Raised Global Temperatures

Without the Montreal Protocol, more solar radiation would have destroyed plants, lessening the CO2 they absorb -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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Why Refrigerators Are So Hard To Recycle

Refrigerators contain harmful gases that, if released, can thin the ozone layer and contribute to the climate crisis. A recycling company in Guatemala collects the greenhouse gases inside refrigerators and recycles the metals. The work is funded in...

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Examining The Intricacies Of Ozone Removal By Deciduous Forests

Ozone plays a vital role in Earth's climate system. In the stratosphere, which begins about six miles (9.7 kilometers) off the ground, ozone protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Lower in the atmosphere, however, the molecule is an...
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Nist Laser 'comb' Systems Now Measure All Primary Greenhouse Gases In The Air

Researchers at NIST have upgraded their laser frequency-comb instrument to simultaneously measure three airborne greenhouse gases -- nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and water vapor -- plus the major air pollutants ozone and carbon monoxide.
Related topics: Laser, Carbon Dioxide

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Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Gives Longer Advance Warning Of Ozone Issues

Ozone levels in the earth's troposphere (the lowest level of our atmosphere) can now be forecasted with accuracy up to two weeks in advance, a remarkable improvement over current systems that can accurately predict ozone levels only three days...

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Ozone Pollution Has Increased In Antarctica

Ozone is a pollutant at ground level, but very high in the atmosphere's 'ozone layer,' it absorbs damaging ultraviolet radiation. Past studies have examined ozone levels in the Southern Hemisphere, but little is known about levels of the molecule in...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Local Lockdowns Brought Fast Global Ozone Reductions, Nasa Finds

When lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic cut local nitrogen oxide emissions, the effect on ozone pollution was global and unexpectedly rapid.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Ancient Volcanic Eruption Destroyed The Ozone Layer

A catastrophic drop in atmospheric ozone levels around the tropics is likely to have contributed to a bottleneck in the human population around 60 to 100,000 years ago, an international research team has suggested. The ozone loss, triggered by the...
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Understanding Of Invisible But Mighty Particles In Earth's Radiation Belts

Tiny charged electrons and protons which can damage satellites and alter the ozone have revealed some of their mysteries to scientists.
Related topics: Electrons, Satellites, Space

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Dual Impacts Of Extreme Heat, Ozone Disproportionately Hurt Poorer Areas

Scientists at UC San Diego, San Diego State University and colleagues find that extreme heat and elevated ozone levels, often jointly present during California summers, affect certain ZIP codes more than others.

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Uf Scientist Finds Way To Reduce Greenhouse Gas In Soil

When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, that layer that protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light. For context, nitrous oxide is 310 times more...

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What Causes Tropospheric Ozone Pollution Over Northern Tibetan Plateau?

Atmospheric ozone, which can regulate the amount of incoming ultraviolet radiation on the Earth's surface, is important for the atmospheric environment and ecosystems. Tropospheric ozone, primarily originating from photochemical reactions, is the...

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Anthropogenic-source Nitrogen Dominates In Precipitation Nitrate

Since the Industrial Revolution, human activities have increased the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx). NOx can promote the generation of ozone and particle matters, and increase nitrogen deposition in the atmosphere.
Related topics: Physics

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