The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (image) The National Centre for Atmospheric Science Caption This image is of the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory, where instruments for monitoring the atmosphere are stationed. It has been operating for a year and the first year's data have shown vast ozone destruction across the tropical Atlantic. The instruments have also detected the reason for this loss. Credit Dr Katie Read, University of York, UK. Usage Restrictions We give permission for the attached image only to be used in the associated press release: Destruction of greenhouse gases over tropical Atlantic Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.