2013-01-09. NASA Chases Climate Change Clues Into The Stratosphere

posted Jan 13, 2013, 10:45 AM by Alan Gould
| NASA Release 13-013. Relevant to GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt:  Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth. … flights of the Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX; http://espo.nasa.gov/missions/attrex) …will study moisture and chemical composition in the upper regions of the troposphere, …tropopause layer between the troposphere and stratosphere, 8 miles to 11 miles above Earth's surface, … where water vapor, ozone and other gases enter the stratosphere. …Water vapor and ozone in the stratosphere can have a large impact on Earth's climate. … even small changes in stratospheric humidity may have significant climate impacts…. Read the full article: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/jan/HQ_13-013_Global_Hawk_ATTREX.html