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ATom Postcard - Alaska and the Arctic

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.



Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Producer
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Producer
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