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- Atmospheric Composition
Black carbon aerosol contributes significantly to the anthropogenic forcing of climate. The ozone layer protects the biosphere from harmful UV radiation. The abundance of water vapor, the most abundant greenhouse gas, provides feedback in the climate system. In situ measurements of these atmospheric components are essential to understanding and improving the predictive capabilities for global changes in the ozone layer, anthropogenic climate forcing, and climate feedbacks. This proposal requests a continuation of core support for four independent flight instruments: three on board the NASA WB-57F high-altitude aircraft to measure black carbon aerosol, ozone, and water vapor; and one on board the Global Hawk UAS platform to measure ozone. Future missions involving these aircraft platforms will provide key opportunities for in situ measurements in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.
Project PI: David Fahey/NOAA/CSD/ESRL
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division 325 Broadway, R/CSD6 Boulder, CO 80305 USA
Phone: (303) 497-5277
Fax: (303) 497-5373
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