ATom Postcard - Ascension Island to the Azores Islands

  • Released Thursday, March 16th, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM

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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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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