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Dr. Peter Bernath

Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment studies depletion of ozone layer

Dr. Peter Bernath leads a team of international scientists studying depletion of the ozone layer with information gathered from the Canadian SCISAT-1 satellite. As mission scientist and principal investigator, Dr. Bernath’s team takes measurements in the Earth’s stratosphere and troposphere to advance understanding of ozone depletion, particularly above Canada and the Arctic.“Our atmosphere and climate are changing and at least a part of these changes is due to human activities,” he said. The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment research provides global measurements of all major greenhouse gases: water, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane that are a major cause of global warming.