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EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > NITROUS OXIDE

Definition:
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a greenhouse gas produced from ocean upwelling and soils
in tropical and temperate regions. Ice core studies have shown that nitrous
oxide increases with temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.


Reference:
Ice Cores and Climate Change:
http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/student/sedlacek3/icecore.htm
and
Fluckinger, J., D┬┐llenbach, A., Blunier, T., Stauffer, B., Stocker, T.F.,
Raynaud, D., and Barnola, J.-M. 1999. Variations in Atmospheric N2O
Concentration During Abrupt Climate Changes. Science 285: 227-230.