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Peter Colarco Knows Which Way the Wind Blows - Part 2 of 2

Continuing the conversation with Peter Colarco, a physical scientist in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center...

Peter Colarco - Knows the Way the Wind Blows

When a volcano erupts or a big wildfire flares up, physical scientist Peter Colarco helps predict where the plumes will travel.

California's King Fire Aerosols Sept. 20-21

The King fire in California's Eldorado National Forest, continues to produce a significant amount of smoke.

UN Panel: Ozone Layer on the Road to Recovery

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

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