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Coronavirus Impacts Field Work

03.27.2020
Goddard Space Flight Center airborne campaigns are highlighted in a recent Capital Weather Gang article in The Washington Post. The article describes the novel coronavirus's impact on scientific research and field campaigns.

Earth Day Countdown Blog: T-32 -- Victory in the Ozone Layer

03.21.2020
Since the 1960s, scientists from NASA and NOAA, using a combination of satellite, aircraft and balloon measurements, have worked together to study the ozone layer, which acts like a sunscreen for Earth, blocking harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by the Sun.

Stauffer Interviewed by Capital Weather Gang

03.13.2020
Ryan Stauffer (614/UMD) was featured in The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang story on the thick smoke observed in the DC and Baltimore region on March 8, 2020. Smoke from a controlled burn near Quantico, Virginia, drifted into DC midday and into Baltimore by late evening Sunday, and led to particulate pollution and poor air quality at the surface.
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Overview

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory studies the ozone layer, a responsibility the Clean Air Act assigns to NASA. In addition, there is increasing concern about the global aspects of tropospheric pollution, and the coupling between chemical composition and climate.

One of the Laboratory's principal missions is to understand the behavior of stratospheric ozone and trace gases that influence ozone. Ozone and trace gases such as methane, nitrous oxide, and the chlorofluorocarbons profoundly influence Earth's habitability.

The Laboratory also studies the processes that control the composition of Earth's troposphere, the impact of human activity on global atmospheric pollution, and the impact of climate change on future concentrations of stratospheric ozone and tropospheric gases.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Research.


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