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Monday Seminar: Airborne measurements of traces gases and our understanding of the atmosphere

Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Alan Fried


SEEC room S228

Today's challenges in earth science require ever more versatile, fast, sensitive, selective, and lightweight instruments that can operate in rugged environments on the ground and on various airborne platforms. The present talk will discuss new developments in airborne instrumentation by scientists at INSTAAR's Advanced Laser Technology for Atmospheric Research (ALTAiR) laboratory and their applications for improving our understanding of the atmosphere. An overview of three recent studies on NASA airborne platforms will be presented along with a discussion how these new measurements are being used to study the transport of reactive and soluble trace gases to the upper atmosphere in thunderstorms, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions.


Free and open to the public.