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DLR storm research: less nitrogen oxide in tropical weather than expected
Storms are more than just spectacular weather events; they also exercise considerable influence on atmospheric chemistry and Earth's climate. Lightning combines nitrogen and oxygen to form large amounts of nitrogen oxide. However, it is not known just how much nitrogen oxide is created by these events. Researchers from the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) Institute of Atmospheric Physics have come up with some very surprising results: tropical storms create less nitrogen oxide than had been expected.
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