The 19th-Century Antarctic Air Molecules That Could Change Climate Models

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“Don’t forget to write!” Friends and loved ones bid adieu to members of the latest research team to begin the long trek to Antarctica this weekend. The goal of this latest expedition, which is scheduled to return mid-February, is to see whether concentrations of an atmospheric molecule called hydroxyl, or OH, has changed over time since the industrial revolution. The answer will greatly affect climate models: OH is responsible for degrading molecules like methane, one of our most poten