News From the Field
Scientists to examine Pacific's 'global chimney'
January 7, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists and partners next week launch a field project in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate. The warm waters fuel huge clusters of thunderstorms that act as a global chimney, lofting gases and particles into the stratosphere and affecting the planet. Full Story
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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