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NASA Earth Observing Data and Tools Aid International Education

Dr. Don McNeil uses the ORNL DAAC’s Global Subsets Tool.

Dr. Don McNeil and his students analyzing data in the classroom. The projected wall image on the left shows the result of a MODIS data subset using the ORNL DAAC’s Global Subsets Tool. The projected wall image on the right shows thematic maps of daily land surface temperature increase in North and South America and Antarctica using a laterally rotated Mollweide Earth projection. Image courtesy of Dr. McNeil.

Dr. Don McNeil and students at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand use NASA Earth observing data to study environmental change.

Black Carbon Aerosols from ATom

The SP2 instrument.

The NOAA Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) is a laser-induced incandescence instrument primarily used for measuring the black carbon mass content of individual particles.

Black carbon concentrations were measured over remote regions of the Earth during NASA's Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission.

Atmospheric Water Vapor Data from ATom

The DC-8 aircraft.

A NASA DC-8 taxis on the runway at Thule Air Base in Greenland. Credits: NASA/Kent Schiffer

Data collected by the Diode Laser Hygrometer (DLH) instrument during the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission is now available.

Hydrogen Oxide Data from ATom

The DC-8 cockpit.

View of the DC-8 cockpit in flight. Credit: NASA/Michael Prather

Data collected by the Airborne Tropospheric Hydrogen Oxides Sensor (ATHOS) instrument during the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission is now available.

Highlights from the Literature

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) relies on pollinators for movement of its pollen, and evidence suggests that its populations are declining. Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Daymet daily surface weather and climatological summaries have been cited in nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles. Read about how this popular data product is used in research.

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