CalNex 2010

California Nexus

Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change

Where: California and the eastern Pacific coastal region

When: May - July 2010

What: The focus of NOAA's field study includes ESRL CSD airborne measurements using the NOAA WP-3D aircraft and the Twin Otter Remote Sensing aircraft, and surface measurements using the R/V Atlantis mobile platform as well as stationary ground sites.

Who: Investigators in this project include researchers from several universities, industries, and governmental agencies. Participating institutions include Georgia Tech and University of Colorado CIRES.

schematic diagram

Schematic diagram of the trade-offs between the implications for regional air quality and global climate change of new policies for management of the atmosphere. The gray ellipse approximately represents the direction of current trends in the U.S.