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Hello Crud

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This NASA video provides an introduction to aerosols: their varied sources, brief lifetimes and erratic behavior. Also reviews the GLORY satellite and how it would have helped researchers determine the global distribution of aerosol particles by unraveling the microphysical and chemical properties of aerosols. GLORY failed to reach orbit in May, 2011.

Video length: 4:42 min.

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About the Science

  • A thorough description of aerosols and their effect on climate.
  • Types of aerosols and natural and anthropogenic sources of aerosols are discussed.
  • The Glory satellite was launched on March 4, 2011 and failed to reach orbit.
  • Title of video does not give good indication of what the video is about.
  • Comment from expert scientist: The video, Hello Crud, portrays the current level of complexity and lack of knowledge in the climate effects of natural and anthropogenic aerosols as motivation for the Glory mission in which the APS will be deployed to probe aerosol global distributions.
  • The clip is well made and the interviewee is a well respected scientist in the atmospheric aerosol field.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • NASA video with good graphics and quality video.
  • Lots of good information about aerosols and their role in climate.

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Glory satellite was launched March 4, 2011 and failed to reach orbit (http://glory.gsfc.nasa.gov/).

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