Aerosol particle roles in climate change: How coordinated measurements from aircraft, satellites, & Earth surfaces are helping to reduce uncertainties


Wednesday, May 06 2009 - 6:24 pm, PDT
Philip Russell
NASA Ames Earth Science Division

The 2007 assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that uncertainty in radiative forcing of climate had been reduced compared to the previous assessment, a result of improved understanding of aerosol radiative effects. This talk shows how field experiments by NASA and collaborators, which coordinate measurements from aircraft, satellites, and Earth's surfaces, have contributed to that improved understanding. Dr. Russell will talk about early results from the recent ARCTAS experiment in the Arctic and a look at the future, including next-generation satellites and advanced aircraft such as the Global Hawk. 

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