COSEE Ocean Systems: News
The Surface of the Sea is a Sink for Nitrogen Oxides at Night
Description: Nitrogen oxides, formed by the burning of fossil fuels, generate photochemical smog. The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown. The ocean removes about 15 percent of these chemicals overnight along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports. [Source: University of California, San Diego]
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Source: University of California, San Diego
Publish Date: 3/3/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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