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2010 Observations

TES ammonia over farming regions

TES ammonia over farming regions

TES retrievals show consistent dependence on concentration of livestock facilities

A-Train data for Merapi volcanic cloud

A-Train data for Merapi volcanic cloud

Indonesia's Mount Merapi turned destructive, unleashing a series of eruptions.

Pollution episode over China

Pollution episode over China

Aura observes a high-pressure weather system settled in over eastern China, in which air pollution began to accumulate locally for nearly a week.

Aerosol-Clouds-Water Vapor Interactions

Aerosol-Clouds-Water Vapor Interactions

The properties of the polluted clouds indicate a warming and moistening effect on air entering the stratosphere by the pollutants in Asia.

Cirrus distribution mapped with HIRDLS

Cirrus distribution mapped with HIRDLS

Ongoing research using this data will determine how this heating enhances vertical transport in the upper troposphere.

Atmospheric moisture recycling

How does atmospheric moisture recycling contribute to tropical humidity?

TES vapor isotope measurements provide details about moist processes in the atmosphere and how they should be represented in climate models.

CO-Ozone

CO-Ozone constraints on chemistry-climate models

Global correlation patterns of ozone and CO derived from TES observations and model simulations

OMI Iceland

Eyjafjallajskull volcano

Near-real-time OMI images of ash and sulfur dioxide from Icelandic eruption

OMI Iceland

TES Sensitivity

TES CO2 data are being used to estimate CO2 surface fluxes

OMI Iceland

Strongest El Niño Event Since Aura Launch

Aura MLS observations show clear imprint of 2010 El Niño in the upper troposphere



In the News

Increasing 'Bad' Ozone Threatens Human and Plant Health
08.05.2010 - On July 6 this summer, Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality issued the region's first "unhealthy" air alert since 2008.

Tracking Iceland Volcano Ash Plume
05.05.2010 - Last month when ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down air traffic over much of Europe, an international network of centers dedicated to this aviation hazard sprang into action.