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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Anne Douglass - Thinks Like a Scientist

04.15.2014
When faced with a complex problem, Aura project scientist and co-lead for the Chemistry Climate Model Anne Douglass instructs herself to think like a scientist.

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

04.10.2014
Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range enjoy the remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's the unseen that has attracted the interest of NASA scientists....

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

04.02.2014
NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

03.31.2014
Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth.
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Laboratory News

Sullivan wins Best Poster

03.21.2014
Congratulations to John Sullivan for his poster, "Initial Results Obtained from a Different Absorption Lidar (DIAL) to Measure Tropospheric Ozone" being selected as Best Poster at the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA.

Bhartia wins 2014 AMS Remote Sensing Prize

10.17.2013
Congratulations to Dr. P.K. Bhartia for being recognized with the prestigious 2014 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Remote Sensing Prize. The AMS gives this award biannually to recognize individuals for advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society.

Douglass Selected for Nordberg Prize

04.05.2013
Anne Douglass has been selected as the recipient for the 2013 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science. The Nordberg Award is GSFC's highest award in the area of Earth science. The prize is for Anne's many years of leadership of satellite missions studying atmospheric composition, and her pioneering work in using measurements to test models
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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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