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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1990
"Depleted Ring Around Ozone Hole," R. Monastersky, Sci.
News, p. 324, Nov. 18, 1989. Recent analysis of 1987 aircraft data by NOAA
scientists indicates that chemical reactions destroy a significant amount of
ozone outside the main ozone hole over Antarctica; it is unclear whether the
reactions involve human-made chemicals. (See articles in Nature, Nov.
16, by Proffitt, p. 233, and Brasseur, p. 225, listed in PROF. PUBS./OF GEN.
INTEREST, this GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST issue--Jan. 1990.)
"Claim of Dramatic Global Warming Comes under Attack," New
Scientist, p. 31, Nov. 18, 1989. Researchers from NOAA and the British
Meteorological Office find that the global warming trend in sea temperatures,
recently reported by Alan Strong, did not account for pronounced El Niño
events in 1982 and 1983; they find no significant trend between 1982 and 1988.
(See Reynolds article in Nature, p. 728, Oct. 26, listed in PROF.
PUBS./TREND ANALYSIS, this GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST issue--Jan.
"CFCs: A Larger Greenhouse Role," Eos, pp. 875, 885,
Oct. 3. Lengthy discussion of recent results showing that CFCs are responsible
for a quarter of greenhouse warming over the last decade, more than previously
estimated, and would have even greater effect today if production had not
declined in 1974. (See Hansen article in J. Geophys. Res., p. 16,417,
Nov. 20, listed in PROF. PUBS./OF GEN. INTEREST, this GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
DIGEST issue--Jan. 1990.)
"Fertilizers and Acid Rain are Warming the World Too," New
Scientist, p. 29, Oct. 7, 1989. Research reported from the Woods Hole Marine
Biological Laboratory shows that natural methane destruction may be suppressed
by high inputs of nitrogen, including fertilized farmland and forests receiving
acid rain. (See Steudler article in Nature, p. 314, Sep. 28, listed in
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE DIGEST, PROF. PUBS./ATMOS. METHANE, Dec. 1989;
also Sci. News, p. 213, Sep. 30.)
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