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PMEL Scientists Publish in Nature

December 01, 2011

Published December 1 in Nature, PMEL scientists Drs. Trish Quinn and Tim Bates explain why it’s time to retire a 25-year-old hypothesis that suggested phytoplankton might play a large role in regulating climate change.  They analyzed observations and computer simulations from the past two decades and concluded that the role of phytoplankton emissions is much smaller than originally thought.

You can read more about the Nature paper on the OAR news site. Drs. Quinn and Bates are principal investigators for PMEL's Atmospheric Chemistry program.

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