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The surface of the sea is a sink for nitrogen oxides at night

March 3, 2014

machine to sample air and measure its turbulence 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 over night along the coast, a team of atmospheric chemists reports in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of March 3. Full Story

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