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NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

[ Watch the Video: Ozone-Rich Air Descends From On High ] Kathryn Hansen, NASA's Earth Science News Team Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and...

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2014-04-15 10:20:55

Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also to their extremely slow natural degradation. Although persistent environmental pollutants have been and continue to be released worldwide, the Arctic and Antarctic regions are significantly more contaminated than elsewhere. The marine animals living there have some of the highest levels of...

2014-04-15 08:22:38

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international pineapple brand was having problems with fungus in its product exportation cycle, which in some cases took more than two weeks to reach some markets. Typical shipments were being exported in thirty to forty, 40 ft. containers per week, with each container having a capacity of 41,000 pounds of pineapple. The producer, due to fungal issues, was losing four to six containers per month at a cost of $120,000 per month....

2014-04-10 23:01:34

A New Level of Clean Water Comes to the @home Collection Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Dimension One Spas is proud to announce, ClearZone® PRO! This factory installed option is now available exclusively on the @home Collection. ClearZone PRO is D1’s new standard water purification system for the @home Collection that creates 47% cleaner water than a standard ozone system. D1 continues to deliver the best hot tub water management available in every collection. An improvement...

2014-04-02 08:26:25

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3228t3/united_states_air) has announced the addition of the "United States Air Purifiers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3228t3/united_states_air ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) In 2009, one in 12 people had asthma in United States...

Four New Ozone-Depleting Gases Discovered In Earth's Atmosphere
2014-03-10 10:15:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a European team of scientists has identified four new artificial gases in the atmosphere that are depleting the ozone layer, according to a report published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report estimated that nearly 82,000 tons of three newly identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one newly found hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) have been released into the atmosphere. “Our research has shown four...

2014-03-04 14:02:17

The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals overnight along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 3. Nitrogen oxides, formed by the burning of fossil fuels, generate photochemical smog. Atmospheric chemists would like...

Organic Particle Ingredients Formed By New gas-phase Compounds
2014-02-27 11:53:49

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) Scientists made an important step in order to better understand the relationships between vegetation and climate. So-called extremely low-volatility organic compounds, which are produced by plants, could be detected for the first time during field and laboratory experiments in Finland and Germany. These organic species contribute to the formation of aerosol that can affect climate and air quality, they report in this week's issue of the...

when a pine-scented molecule combines with ozone in the surrounding air, some of the free radicals created in the process grab oxygen with unprecedented speed
2014-02-27 06:28:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For atmospheric scientists, pine forests are magical places where coniferous trees give off pine-scented vapors. These vapors form particles, rapidly and seemingly out of nowhere. A new study from an international group of scientists illuminates the process by which gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote cloud formation. Both are important climate feedbacks. The findings, led by the...

Ancient Earth Was Warmer Due To Forest Emissions And Wildfires
2014-02-06 04:13:00

[ Watch the Video: Wildfires Heated Up The Early Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, wildfires could explain why the Earth was so hot three million years ago. Researchers at Yale University found that volatile compounds released by ancient Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires caused more global warming than atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. This study provides evidence...

2014-01-29 23:23:25

Saving the ocean from harmful chemicals and improving staff and students’ safety fits perfectly into the Encinitas Union School District’s well-known commitment to student wellness and environmental stewardship. The recent purchase of Tersano’s chemical-free cleaning system by the school district aligns with their promise to put in place best green practices. Encinitas, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Located near the sea in beautiful north coastal San Diego County in...


Latest Ozone Reference Libraries

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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