October 7, 2008
Pacific ‘Chemical Equator’ is Discovered
British scientists say they've found a "chemical equator" that divides Northern Hemisphere polluted air from the mostly uncontaminated Southern Hemisphere.
University of York researchers said they discovered evidence of an approximately 30-mile-wide atmospheric chemical equator above the western Pacific Ocean.
The research that included scientists from the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge, as well as Australia's Flinders University and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, appeared in the Journal of Geophysical Research -- Atmospheres.