Earth  ID: 12337

ATom Mission Postcard - Palmdale to Kona

The ATom mission aboard NASA’s DC-8 aircraft and flying laboratory is sampling world-wide in one of the most extensive surveys of the atmosphere to date, measuring over 200 gases as well as airborne particles. The science team is particularly interested in methane, tropospheric ozone and black carbon particles, which have strong effects on climate and which all have both human and natural origins.
 

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Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Lead Producer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET): Lead Science Writer
Steve S. Parcel (Arcata): Lead Videographer
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Steven Wofsy (Harvard University): Principal Investigator
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Keywords:
SVS >> Methane
GCMD >> Earth Science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Tropospheric Ozone
SVS >> Black Carbon
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Tomography
SVS >> ATom

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0