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Field Studies

Progress in our understanding of the chemistry of the atmosphere is made through laboratory studies devoted to studying fundamental processes under well controlled conditions, simulation with computer models that attempt to code the plethora of physical and chemical processes occurring in the atmosphere, and real world measurements in the atmosphere through specialized field studies that ground truth our fundamental understanding of the atmosphere and provide new insights into processes occurring in unique atmospheric environments.  Field studies are cooperative efforts involving many atmospheric scientists in which a range of specialized measurements are made in a unique atmospheric environment.  The logistics of moving specialized equipment and personnel to the field sites (ground based sites, aircraft, ship, other mobile units, etc.) are always a concern that require a special breed of researcher who is willing to work under challenging conditions.  CAC has been involved in several field studies over the years and has led multi institutional efforts in several field campaigns.

Updated on December 13th, 2012.