ozone loss indicated in tropical Atlantic
Researchers combined measurements from the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory on the island of Sao Vicente in the tropical Atlantic with ozone measurements from research aircraft. The aircraft results mirrored those made at the Observatory, indicating major ozone loss in this remote area.
A JPL scientist co-authored a study in tomorrow's (June 26) Nature, finding that sea spray and emissions from microscopic ocean plants are destroying ozone in the lower atmosphere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean at a rate 50 percent higher than predicted by climate models.

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