1859 Solar Superflare Effect on Ozone Layer

Solar ‘superflare’ shredded Earth’s ozone. ‘The largest solar flare in the last 500 years may have shredded Earth’s ozone layer to a greater extent than human-made chemicals have in recent decades, new research suggests, but the effect was only temporary. If such a flare occurred today, it would likely be even more damaging to the […]

The Missing Source of Secondary Organic Aerosols (SOAs)

Aerosol Origins. ‘Atmospheric Chemistry models have long underestimated the actual levels of organic aerosols in the air, in some cases by a factor of 10. Now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University believe that the gap in the models involves oxidation of hydrocarbon emissions into potentially hazardous secondary organic aerosols (Science 2007, 315, 1259). Fine particulate […]

Ozone Hole Tour

Centre for Atmospheric Science: The Ozone Hole Tour. ‘The Beginning… Halley Research Station Dramatic loss of ozone in the lower stratosphere over Antarctica was first noticed in the 1970s by a research group from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) who were monitoring the atmosphere above Antarctica from a research station much like the picture to […]

CFCs’ (Chlorofluorocarbons) Effects

Ozone Hole Recovery May Be Delayed. ‘The seasonal hole in the protective stratospheric ozone layer that appears over Antarctica may take longer to recover than previously anticipated, scientists announced on Dec. 6 at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. Based on a combination of new ozone measurements and computer models, they revised the […]

Cyclic Ozone

Seems impossible? May be not… Temple Researcher Attempting To Create Cyclic Ozone. ‘But if you can produce cyclic ozone, that might be a key component to interplanetary space exploration.’