Earth  ID: 12372

ORACLES B-roll

Southern Africa produces almost a third of the world’s vegetative burning, which sends smoke particles up into the atmosphere, where they eventually mix with stratocumulus clouds over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The Observations of Clouds above Aerosols and their Interactions (ORACLES) study is investigating how these particles impact the stratocumulus clouds, which play a key role in both regional and global surface temperatures and precipitation, in order to help improve current climate models.

A team of scientists worked out of Walvis Bay, Nambia, with NASA’s P-3 and ER-2 research aircraft to get first-hand measurements of clouds and aerosols in August-Sept, 2016.

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Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
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Jane Peterson (University of North Dakota): Editor
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Environmental science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Human geography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Biomass Burning
NASA Science >> Earth

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