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2009-03-04 06:30:00

Sweden's ozone layer was thicker in February that it has been in decades, according to a report released Tuesday from the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI). The measurements show a dramatic reversal from last year, when the ozone layer was the second-thinnest on record. The institute obtained measurements in February at its station in Norrkoeping, near Stockholm, which showed the ozone layer was 426 Dobson units (DU), the thickest since recordings began there in 1988.  And a record...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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