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Causes Of 2011 Arctic Ozone Hole Pinpointed By NASA
2013-03-12 10:16:04

NASA A combination of extreme cold temperatures, man-made chemicals and a stagnant atmosphere were behind what became known as the Arctic ozone hole of 2011, a new NASA study finds. Even when both poles of the planet undergo ozone losses during the winter, the Arctic´s ozone depletion tends to be milder and shorter-lived than the Antarctic´s. This is because the three key ingredients needed for ozone-destroying chemical reactions –chlorine from man-made...

Pollution Controls May Be Working Better Than Anticipated
2013-03-12 05:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ground-level ozone may be falling even faster than popular prediction models have been reporting, according to new research conducted by environmental experts at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The study suggests that recent pollution controls designed to cut down on industrial and vehicular emissions may be doing a better job of lowering dangerous ozone levels than even the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model has...

Fluffy Antarctic Snow Provides New Insights On Climate Cycles
2013-02-26 10:35:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has found particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow that hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events. The study was published in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and suggests anomalies in oxygen found in sulfate particles coincide with several episodes of...

2013-02-20 23:04:19

Sleep apnea and the link to heart health and well-being Uxbridge, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 February is truly a month for hearts. With Women´s Heart Health Week, Valentine´s Day last week, and February being Heart Health month, it is the perfect time to care for the heart. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, adult asthma, GERD, and Type 2 diabetes. It can increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure and...

Ozone Not Only Bad For Climate, But Also Bad For The Heart
2013-02-18 14:15:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ever since the “ozone scare” that began in the 1970s, when it was reported that there was a hole in the ozone over the South Pole, there has been a great misunderstanding about ozone. In the past decade in fact it has only come out that ozone is actually not really good for people. Most recently researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels...

Hole In The Ozone Layer Is On The Mend Say Researchers
2013-02-09 13:17:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to satellite data, the most recent hole in the ozone layer measured over Antarctica was the smallest it has been in ten years. Other long-term research studies also indicate that the Earth's ozone layer seems to be on the mend thanks to international agreements to protect this vital layer of the atmosphere. Continuing the work started by ERS-2 and Envisat satellites, imaging from the European Space Agency´s (ESA) MetOp...

2013-02-07 12:30:56

Ozone Exposure During First 3 Months Of Pregnancy May Be Key One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Mothers with asthma may be more vulnerable, the findings indicate. Pre-eclampsia is characterised by raised blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine during pregnancy. It can cause...

Ocean Circulation Disrupted By A Thinning Antarctic Ozone Layer
2013-02-01 09:27:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The impact of the depleting Antarctic ozone layer on both the shifting direction of the Southern Hemisphere´s jet stream and the way in which the waters of the nearby southern oceans mix together is the topic of research published in this week´s edition of the journal Science. In one study, a team of researchers led by earth scientist Darryn W. Waugh of Johns Hopkins University wrote that the hole in the region´s...

2013-01-27 23:00:24

National Energy Technologies proudly introduces Laundry ozone injection as their latest conservation strategy that will save considerable fuel, electric, detergent waste and water as it delivers a higher quality laundered product. This process is the only proven method to kill laundry resistant deadly superbugs, and the natural biocide ozone does it in cold water. Philadelphia PA (PRWEB) January 27, 2013 Businesses with large laundering facilities suffer high utility costs from that...


Latest Ozone Reference Libraries

sts-66
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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