Earth  ID: 12540

ATom Postcard - Ascension Island to the Azores Islands

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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Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems Inc.): Lead Writer
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Roisin Commane (Harvard University): Scientist
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> DC-8
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
SVS >> Atmospheric Science
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