Earth  ID: 3056

New Data from Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Chlorine Monoxide

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measures the chemistry of the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere. Measuring concentration of chlorine monoxide and other chemicals. Chlorine monoxide (CIO) is formed by the photolysis of CFCs in the stratosphere and the subsequent destruction of an ozone molecule, these radicals can act as a catalyst in the destruction of ozone while not being destroyed themselves.
 

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Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
Aura

Data Used:
Aura/MLS/Chlorine Monoxide 2004/08/13-17, 20-23, 25-31, 2004/09/02-06, 10, 12, 14, 16-22, 24-29, 2004/10/01, 03-07, 09-12, 14
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This item is part of this series:
Aura First Light

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2004-064
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Halons and Halogens >> Chlorine Monoxide
SVS >> Hyperwall
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