Tracing Aerosols


Scientists, forty years ago, began developing instruments that could monitor Earth’s ozone layer by observing how the atmosphere scattered certain wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light.

By | Jul 30, 2014|Categories: Technology news|Tags: , , |

Springtime in the Gulf of Alaska

Gulf of Alaska

Springtime brings increased sunlight, bursts of nutrients, and changing water conditions to the Gulf of Alaska. The combination promotes massive blooms of phytoplankton—microscopic, plant-like organisms that turn sunlight into food and then become fodder for some of the richest fisheries on the planet.

By | May 27, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |