I'm the lead web developer for the MY NASA DATA project. Our project works with GLOBE, NICE, CEOS and a number of other NASA funded programs.
Our focus is Earth science!
My goal is to develop world class tools and websites for the science and educational science communities across the country and world.
The troposphere is the lowest major atmospheric layer, beginning at the Earth’s surface and extending more than six miles up until it meets the bottom of the stratosphere, where commercial airliners typically cruise. It is also where the most dynamic and complex chemical and meteorological events occur. Approximately three decades ago, NASA realized the necessity of installing measurement instrumentation on aircraft to collect data from different parts of the atmosphere as a means to study tropospheric chemistry. Since then, airborne field campaigns have generated a wealth of information about trace gases, including all gases except nitrogen and oxygen. The airborne campaigns have also resulted in important data about aerosol properties, such as dust, particulate air pollutants, smoke and haze. “Understanding the details of atmospheric chemistry relies on measuring a wide variety of constituents, including gases and particles,” said Jim Crawford, NASA’s DISCOVER-AQ Principal Investigator. “Aircraft filled with instrumentation serve as flying laboratories that can be used to target and study chemical and meteorological processes that influence how the atmosphere responds to human and natural impacts.”
The online presentation of this flip book is provided by the NASA Science Directorate. It's an excellent book to mix into reading with your child! It's geared for children from the ages of 5-10 or grades kindergarten through fourth grade (K-4). It's colorful and will help introduce your children to the atmosphere that surrounds the planet that they live on!
Use this guide along with the GLOBE Earth Systems poster expand your student's understanding about the connections between different datasets about our planet.