View Full Version : Discussion: New Water Map of the Atmosphere

2003-Dec-08, 02:02 AM
SUMMARY: One aspect of the Earth's climate, the distribution of water vapour, might have significant implications for climate change and ozone depletion. To understand its significance, NASA scientists are using special aircraft to build a detailed map of how water vapour moves around in the atmosphere, from the surface of the Earth up to an altitude of 40 km, where the air completely dries out. They were able to tell which vapour was created at high altitudes and which was moved up by air currents.

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