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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1989
"Clouds Complicate the Climate Issue," New Sci., p. 30,
Oct. 14, 1989. Observations of precipitating ocean clouds suggest atmospheric
pollution may extend their lifetimes by reducing rainfall rate. (See Albrecht
article, PROF. PUBS./OF GEN. INTEREST, this Global Climate Change Digest
"Wetter Clouds Could Dampen Global Greenhouse Warming," T. Slingo,
Nature, p. 104, Sep. 14, 1989. British climate modelers demonstrate how
sensitive their results are to the relative amounts of ice-crystal and
water-drop clouds; this effect could halve estimates of global warming expected
from increased CO2. (See Mitchell article, PROF. PUBS./OF GEN. INTEREST, this
Global Climate Change Digest issue--Nov. 1989.)
"How Living Things Keep the Planet Cool," New Sci., p. 31,
Sep. 2, 1989. Calculations show that the evolution of life has had a key role in
ameliorating greenhouse warming through Earth's history, by removing carbon
dioxide. (See Schwartzman article, PROF. PUBS./OF GEN. INTEREST, this Global
Climate Change Digest issue--Nov. 1989.)
"Chemists Seek Mystery Mechanism of Ozone Destruction," New
Sci., p. 32, Sep. 23, 1989. Calculations using new reaction rates indicate
that currently known mechanisms can account for only about half the depletion of
ozone observed during early spring in Antarctica. See Sander article, PROF.
PUBS./STRATOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Nov.
"Climate Follows the 'Double Sunspot Cycle'," New Sci., p.
27, Aug. 19, 1989. A 22-year periodicity detected in marine temperatures matches
the sunspot cycle and has implications for detecting temperature trends. (See
Newell article in Geophys. Res. Lett., p. 311, Apr. 1989.)
"Ultraviolet Levels Down Not Up," S. Penkett, Nature, p.
283, Sep. 28, 1989. Increases in tropospheric ozone due to photochemical
production, mostly in the industrialized Northern Hemisphere, can overcompensate
for increased UV-B radiation resulting from stratospheric ozone depletion. (See
Brühl article, Global Climate Change Digest, PROF.
PUBS./ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, Oct. 1989.)
"Ozone's Effects on UV Documented," Eos, p. 791, Aug.
1989. Antarctic measurements in 1988 verify that the ozone hole led to increased
ultraviolet radiation there. (See Lubin article, Global Climate Change
Digest, PROF. PUBS./ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, Oct. 1989.)
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