Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Prather quoted in ATom article on global atmospheric chemical database

Wed, 04/25/2018

AirUCI faculty Michael Prather is quoted in an article in the Mercury News about ATom's (Atmospheric Tomography) mission to gather important information about changes in the composition of gases in the atmosphere, tracking the impact humans have had on the remotest parts of the atmosphere.  This team of scientists is zig-zagging across the globe in a flying laboratory, a DC-8 research plane retrofitted with an impressive suite of instruments and testing equipment.  The final leg of the four-part expedition took off from Palmdale, California on April 26, 2018.  From the Arctic to Antarctica, at elevations from 500 feet to 40,000 feet, from vast metropolitan areas to remote mid-ocean regions, samples are collected from a broad range of atmospheric conditions to gather data about pollution and its causes.
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