ORACLES B-roll

  • Released Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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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This page was originally published on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:48 PM EDT.


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