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UN Panel: Ozone Layer on the Road to Recovery

09.17.2014
Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track for recovery within the next few decades according to a new assessment by 282 scientists from 36 countries.

International Action Against Ozone Depleting Substances Yields Significant Gains

09.10.2014
Worldwide action to phase out ozone-depleting substances has resulted in remarkable success, according to a new assessment by 300 international scientists.

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

08.20.2014
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Change in the Air

08.19.2014
Contributing to millions of premature deaths each year, air pollution is one of the world’s greatest environmental health risks.

A Ten-Year Endeavor: NASA’s Aura and Climate Change

07.17.2014
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this week, NASA’s Aura satellite measures climate agents, including greenhouse gases, clouds and dust particles.
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Overview

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory studies the ozone layer, a responsibility the Clean Air Act assigns to NASA. In addition, there is increasing concern about the global aspects of tropospheric pollution, and the coupling between chemical composition and climate.

One of the Laboratory's principal missions is to understand the behavior of stratospheric ozone and trace gases that influence ozone. Ozone and trace gases such as methane, nitrous oxide, and the chlorofluorocarbons profoundly influence Earth's habitability.

The Laboratory also studies the processes that control the composition of Earth's troposphere, the impact of human activity on global atmospheric pollution, and the impact of climate change on future concentrations of stratospheric ozone and tropospheric gases.

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