Earth  ID: 12355

ATom Postcard - Azore Islands to Kangerlussuaq

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 Systems Inc.): Lead Science Writer
Steve S. Parcel (Arcata): Lead Videographer
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Roisin Commane (Harvard University): Scientist
Bernadett Weinzierl (University of Vienna): Scientist
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Methane
GCMD >> Earth Science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Tropospheric Ozone
SVS >> Black Carbon
SVS >> Atom
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Tomography

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