Coupling of nitrous oxide and methane by global atmospheric chemistry.

  title={Coupling of nitrous oxide and methane by global atmospheric chemistry.},
  author={Michael J. Prather and Juno Hsu},
  volume={330 6006},
Nitrous oxide (N(2)O) and methane (CH(4)) are chemically reactive greenhouse gases with well-documented atmospheric concentration increases that are attributable to anthropogenic activities. We quantified the link between N(2)O and CH(4) emissions through the coupled chemistries of the stratosphere and troposphere. Specifically, we simulated the coupled perturbations of increased N(2)O abundance, leading to stratospheric ozone (O(3)) depletion, altered solar ultraviolet radiation, altered… CONTINUE READING
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