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Atmospheric chemistry

No equatorial divide for a cleansing radical

A constraint on the global distribution of the elusive hydroxyl radical takes us a step closer towards understanding the complex, interdependent factors that control the levels of this atmospheric cleanser. See Letter p.219

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Figure 1: Sources and sinks of hydroxyl (OH) radicals.


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Fiore, A. No equatorial divide for a cleansing radical. Nature 513, 176–178 (2014).

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