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2012-03-12 16:26:42

The man who first suspected that the Earth's protective ozone layer was being depleted has died at the age of 84-years-old. Sherwood Rowland, a U.S. chemistry professor, published a paper on the dangers of chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) in 1974. He received a Nobel Prize for his work 20 years later because at the time of his paper being published his ideas were ridiculed. Rowland was a University of California researcher who, along with colleagues, led to some restrictions being placed...

Image 1 - Bromine Explosions Being Driven By Climate Change
2012-03-03 05:42:44

According to a new study, Arctic sea ice reductions may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, causing ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of mercury in the Arctic. A team of scientists combined data from six NASA, European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency satellites to develop a model of how air moves in the atmosphere to link Arctic sea ice changes to bromine explosions over the Beaufort Sea. "Shrinking summer sea ice has drawn much...

Ozone Suite On Suomi NPP Continues More Than 30 Years Of Ozone Data
2012-02-24 04:33:51

A new satellite instrument suite is now sending back detailed information about the health of the Earth's ozone layer, the shield that protects the world´s population from harmful levels of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. The Ozone Mapper and Profiler Suite, or OMPS, is one of five new instruments flying aboard NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite (NPP), which was launched on Oct. 28, 2011. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National...

2012-02-13 22:54:36

Recent cuts to the scientific workforce of Environment Canada, a government agency responsible for meteorological services and environmental research, threaten scientific research related to the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere and pollution in the lower atmosphere, according to environmental scientists in the U.S. These reductions in personnel and projected budget cuts also threaten existing international agreements. "Canada is a bellwether for environmental change, not only for Arctic...

Low Temperatures Enhance Ozone Degradation Above The Arctic
2012-01-20 05:29:14

KIT Climate Researchers Studied Ozone Hole Formation - Results in “Geophysical Research Letters“ Extraordinarily cold temperatures in the winter of 2010/2011 caused the most massive destruction of the ozone layer above the Arctic so far: The mechanisms leading to the first ozone hole above the North Pole were studied by scientists of the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK). According to these studies, further cooling of the ozone layer may enhance the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.