NASA Expands Network for Measurement of Tiny Airborne Particles

Scientists at NASA have added yet another instrument to an expanding climate research hub at NASA’s Langley Research Center, putting Hampton, Va., on the map in a worldwide network of atmospheric measurements.

The network of instruments exists under the AErosol RObotic NETwork, or AERONET, program, which is dedicated to studying tiny particles in the atmosphere, known as aerosols. Despite their small size, aerosols have a major impact on air quality and human health and also affect Earth’s climate.

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