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Chin and Heymsfield Elected AMS Fellows

08.09.2021
Congratulations to Mian Chin (614) and Gerry Heymsfield (612) on their selection as Fellows of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). They will receive their honors at the AMS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, during the week of January 23–27, 2022.

NASA Earth Expeditions: Storm (outflow) chasing high up in the stratosphere

08.04.2021
It’s 3 a.m. in Salina, Kansas. The moon is out. Crickets are chirping on this balmy summer night. The light above the door to the hangar softly illuminates the sign that reads “DCOTSS.” Most teammates are just waking up. I unlock the door and walk in to be the first to start this long but exciting day full of new discoveries. It’s yet another start of a typical day of a forecaster for the NASA Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) field campaign.

Lab Scientists Support ARSET Training

07.02.2021
NASA ARSET completed an introductory-level, online training titled "NASA Earth Observations for Energy Management." This four-part training was conducted in collaboration with Battelle and introduced NASA Earth observations and tools that can be used for energy management applications, specifically through the NASA POWER project’s web services and tools. Lab members Ana Prados (614/UMBC), Brock Blevins (614/SSAI), Selwyn Hudson-Odoi (614/UMBC), David Barbato (614/UMBC), and Jonathan O’Brien (614/SSAI) provided training support. In attendance were 851 participants from 96 countries and 31 US states. Approximately 400 unique organizations were represented.
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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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