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Posts tagged stratosphere

April 3, 2017

 

In the stratosphere, easterly winds became westerly and vice versa.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

March 18, 2016

 

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Cleaning up the Ozone Layer 

Chlorofluorocarbons are destroying the ozone layer, but propane, which bonds to them, could be used to remove them from the atmosphere.

March 17, 2016

 

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Making New Ozone

We can manufacture ozone molecules from oxygen, but not enough to patch up the ozone layer.

February 17, 2015

 

Ozone holes are created by the uncoupling of oxygen bonds caused by CFLs.

Ozone Layer Recovering

We're finally starting to see positive results from environmental efforts to protect the Ozone Layer.

April 21, 2014

 

Thankfully, we don't need a special suit to travel to space in our imaginations.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

January 12, 2011

 

What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit Earth?

In 1987, an asteroid came within six orbital hours of hitting earth. What happens if the timing is right?

December 2, 2009

 

Stratospheric Bacteria

New bacteria has been discovered in earth's stratosphere...

May 20, 2005

 

Close One

In 1987 an asteroid measuring a half a mile in diameter came by, missing our planet by a measly six orbital hours. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

Cleaning Up The Ozone Layer

How do we clean up the ozone layer? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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