NASA-funded Network Tracks the Recent Rise and Fall of Ozone Depleting Pollutants

A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective “sunscreen” layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature. Supporting computations with the NASA 3D GEOS Chemistry Climate model ran at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).

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Visualization of CFC-11, an ozone depleting gas, around Antarctica