Scientific Colloquium
May 1, 2009

"New Understanding of Air Pollution: The Perspective from Space"

NASA satellite instruments launched over the past decade have revolutionized our ability to observe the composition of the Earth’s lower atmosphere (troposphere). I will present recent and ongoing work in my group to exploit these observations to address a number of questions related to climate change, air quality, and the Earth’s environment in general. A major theme will be the integration of satellite observations with suborbital measurements and global models for quantitative analysis. Future plans and new ideas for measuring tropospheric composition from space will also be discussed.

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