Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

AirUCI faculty win NASA Earth Venture awards

Date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015

Two AirUCI faculty have been awarded NASA Earth Venture funds for their projects.  Professor Michael Prather is deputy principal investigator of the Atmospheric Tomography Mission, which will study how air pollution affects fast-acting greenhouse gases in the global atmosphere — assisting on this project will be AirUCI'sI Don Blake.  AirUCI P Eric Saltzman will be chief scientist on a ship studying marine ecosystems and aerosols. 
In all, NASA chose to fund five Earth Venture missions, each investigating a different influence on climate change, and UCI's Earth System Science department won nearly $4 million in these coveted NASA Earth Venture awards for three separate projects.  In addition to our AirUCI faculty, ESS Prof. Eric Rignot is deputy principal investigator of a melting glaciers mission.  Congratulations, all!
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