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Scientist Find Clues To Different Warming Rates In Lower Atmosphere And Surface

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February 18, 2000
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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
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Three factors--thinning of the ozone layer, emissions from Mt. Pinatubo, and the influx of sulfate aerosols and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere--may help explain why the lowest five miles of the earth's atmosphere has not warmed as quickly as the earth's surface, according to a paper in the February 18 issue of the journal Science.

BOULDER --- Three factors--the thinning of the ozone layer, emissions from the Mt. Pinatubo volcano, and the influx of sulfate aerosols and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere--may help explain why the lowest five miles of the earth's atmosphere has not warmed as quickly as the earth's surface, say a group of scientists in a paper appearing in the February 18 issue of the journal Science. The results follow extensive data analysis and modeling studies by the 13 scientists. The team includes second author Tom Wigley and Gerald Meehl, both scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Lead author Ben Santer is at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NCAR's primary sponsor is the National Science Foundation.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "Scientist Find Clues To Different Warming Rates In Lower Atmosphere And Surface." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 February 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000217165652.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (2000, February 18). Scientist Find Clues To Different Warming Rates In Lower Atmosphere And Surface. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000217165652.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "Scientist Find Clues To Different Warming Rates In Lower Atmosphere And Surface." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/02/000217165652.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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