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News Release 13-071

Sunlit Snow Triggers Atmospheric Cleaning, Ozone Depletion in the Arctic

Finding is related to snow atop sea ice, adding a new dimension to scientific concerns about loss of Arctic ice

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Scientist conductiong a snow-chamber experiment

Kerri Pratt, an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Polar Regions Research, conducts a snow-chamber experiment in -44F windchill near Barrow, Alaska.

Credit: Photo credit Paul Shepson, Purdue University

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