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Ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and climate changeThis symposium was organized to study the unusual convergence of a number of observations, both short and long term that defy an integrated explanation. Of particular importance are surface temperature observations and observations of upper atmospheric temperatures, which have declined significantly in parts of the stratosphere. There has also been a dramatic decline in ozone concentration over Antarctica that was not predicted. Significant changes in precipitation that seem to be latitude dependent have occurred. There has been a threefold increase in methane in the last 100 years; this is a problem because a source does not appear to exist for methane of the right isotopic composition to explain the increase. These and other meteorological global climate changes are examined in detail.
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Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Mooney, Harold A. (Stanford Univ. CA., United States)
Baker, D. James, Jr. (Joint Oceanographic Inst., Inc., Washington DC., United States)
Bretherton, Francis P. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison., United States)
Burke, Kevin C. (Lunar and Planetary Inst. Houston, TX., United States)
Clark, William C. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Davis, Margaret B. (Minnesota Univ. Minneapolis., United States)
Dickinson, Robert E. (National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, CO., United States)
Imbrie, John (Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Malone, Thomas F. (Saint Joseph's Coll. West Hartford, CT., United States)
Mcelroy, Michael B. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:185323
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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