PerspectiveATMOSPHERE

Global Change in the Upper Atmosphere

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Science  24 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5803, pp. 1253-1254
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135134

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Summary

The upper atmosphere is cooling and contracting as a result of rising greenhouse gas concentrations. These changes are likely to affect the orbital lifetimes of satellites.