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Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites

Atmospheric Composition, Climate Variability & Change

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Collection Periods
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Data Products

The Campaign

The NASA Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) focused on factors impacting changes in Arctic climate, atmospheric composition, and radiative characteristics, including: mid-latitude pollution, boreal forest fires, aerosol radiative forcing, and chemical processes. ARCTAS had 3 deployments over Alaska, Western Canada, and California during the boreal spring and summer of 2008. Airborne observations were made of several chemical constituents and aerosol properties. ARCTAS was supported by NASA’s Tropospheric Chemistry and Radiation Science programs.

ARCTAS_2008, MISR ARCTAS

2008-04-01 — 2008-07-14


Alaska, Western Canada, California

boreal spring, boreal summer, warm


N: 84°N

S: 33°N

W: 160°W

E: 75°W

Additional Notes

ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION
MID-LATITUDE POLLUTION
CHEMICAL PROCESSES
BOREAL FOREST FIRES
AEROSOL RADIATIVE FORCING
GREENHOUSE GASES
OZONE
AEROSOLS
AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
AEROSOL EXTINCTION
AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
AIR QUALITY
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
PHOTOCHEMISTRY
CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS
ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
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Slide 1 of 3
  • ARCTAS-A (ARCTAS_dep_2008a)

    4 CDCPs

    continental geography

  • ARCTAS-CARB (ARCTAS_dep_2008b)

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography

  • ARCTAS-B (ARCTAS_dep_2008c)

    4 CDCPs

    continental geography

  1. 2008-04-21

  2. 2008-06-24

  3. 2008-07-14

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NASA

Tropospheric Chemistry, Radiation Science

James Crawford, Hal Maring

Daniel Jacob, Hanwant Singh

Gao Chen

CARB, IPY