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Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys

Atmospheric Composition, Weather

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The Campaign

Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) was a NASA-led campaign. It focused on studying atmospheric composition and gaining a better understanding of how pollutants are carried to the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) via processes such as deep convection and biomass burning feedback loops. SEAC4RS also used as a cal/val effort for future satellite missions. The campaign took place during August and September of 2013 predominantly across the continental U.S. Two NASA aircraft, the ER-2 and DC-8, SPEC Inc.’s Learjet, balloon launches and permanent field sites were all used to gather observations between the ground and upper portions of the atmosphere. SEAC4RS was funded by both NASA’s Earth Science MIssion Directorate and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

2013-08-01 — 2013-09-23


North America including portions of Canada, Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico

boreal fall, boreal summer


N: 50°N

S: 20°N

W: 130°W

E: 70°W

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No NASA Missions available.

CLOUD CHARACTERISTICS
CONVECTION
AIR POLLUTANTS
TRACE GASES
AEROSOLS
ATMOSPHERIC HEAT BUDGET
MONSOONS
SATELLITE ACCURACY
UT/LS CHEMISTRY
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
DUST/ASH/SMOKE
ORGANIC PARTICLES
EMISSIONS
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
ATMOSPHERIC HEATING
WATER VAPOR
UPPER LEVEL WINDS
CONVECTIVE CLOUDS
STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS
CIRRUS CLOUDS
MONSOON
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
BIOMASS BURNING
SATELLITE CAL/VAL
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Earth Science Mission Directorate

Hal Maring

Brian Toon

Gao Chen

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