Farewell to a pioneering pollution sensor

On Jan. 31, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's (TES) almost 14-year career of discovery. Launched in 2004 on NASA's Aura spacecraft, TES was the first instrument designed to monitor ozone in the lowest layers ...

NASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on sun's power over ozone

High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vulnerable ...

Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer

"Ozone depletion is a well-known phenomenon and, thanks to the success of the Montreal Protocol, is widely perceived as a problem solved," says University of East Anglia's David Oram. But an international team of researchers, ...

Global airborne mission to make ozone hole detour

Atmospheric researchers depart this month on NASA's DC-8 research aircraft on their third survey of the global atmosphere. Taking place for the first time in Northern Hemisphere fall, the season gives them the unique opportunity ...

Organic films from atmospheric aerosol and sea water

Tiny particles in the air known as aerosols play an important role in cloud formation, which in turn has an impact on our planet's climate. However to date the effect of aerosols on cloud formation remains full of uncertainties. ...

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