Satellite confirmation of the dominance of chlorofluorocarbons in the global stratospheric chlorine budget

@article{Russell1996SatelliteCO,
  title={Satellite confirmation of the dominance of chlorofluorocarbons in the global stratospheric chlorine budget},
  author={James M Russell and Mingzhao Luo and Ralph J. Cicerone and Lance E. Deaver},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={379},
  pages={526-529}
}
OBSERVED increases in concentrations of chlorine in the stratosphere1–7 have been widely implicated in the depletion of lower-stratospheric ozone over the past two decades8–14. The present concentration of stratospheric chlorine is more than five times that expected from known natural 'background' emissions from the oceans and biomass burning15–18, and the balance has been estimated to be dominantly anthropogenic in origin, primarily due to the breakdown products of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)19… CONTINUE READING

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