Earth  ID: 3059

New Data from Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Nitric Acid

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measures the chemistry of the lower stratosphere and upper troposphere. Nitric Acid is a corrosive, non-volatile, and inorganic acid. In the atmosphere it is formed by the conversion of nitrogen monoxide into nitrogen dioxide, and ultimately into nitric acid.
 

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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/Nitric Acid 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/Nitrogen Compounds >> Nitric Acid
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