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New Data from the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-10-02
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The Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission is an Earth Venture Suborbital-2 mission to measure greenhouse gases and human-produced air pollution in remote areas.

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Five new datasets from ATom provide measurements of greenhouse gases and human-produced air pollution from 2016 to 2018.

Merged Data from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-04-08
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Generalized overview of ATom flights. During each of the four campaigns, ATom flights originated from California, flew south over the Pacific Ocean, then north to the western Arctic, southwest to New Zealand, east to Chile and the Atlantic Ocean, north to Greenland, and returned to California across North America. During flights, the aircraft continuously profiled the atmosphere from 0.2 to 12 km altitude.

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The Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) has released multi-instrument merged data from all four flight campaigns spanning from 2016 - 2018.

ACT-America Atmospheric Data Updated

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-03-25
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Photograph of the Midwestern United States taken during a Fall 2017 ACT-America flight. A storm system had recently brought a blanket of snow to the region. (Image credit: NASA/Bing Lin)

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Atmospheric gas data from all four seasonal flight campaigns (Summer 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018) are now available from the ACT-America mission.

Atmospheric Profiles of Hydroxyl and Formaldehyde

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2019-02-19
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Circles mark the locations of the 139 selected profiles sampling the remote troposphere. Circle color indicates HCHO column densities integrated over each ATom profile. Data are overlain on global gridded OMI HCHO column densities averaged over the mission. From Wolfe et al. (2019) (see dataset references).

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New data from NASA's Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) provide hydroxyl and formaldehyde column density in the remote troposphere.