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NASA Armstrong - ATTREX Chapter 3: Kiss Sky

This 10-minute, 46-second video shows how our atmosphere consists of several layers and each plays a different role in our climate. The bottom two layers are the troposphere and the stratosphere, and in between these two is a region of colder air known as the Tropopause. It is critical to understand the Tropopause, its composition and interaction with gases, aerosols, and humidity that affect the stratosphere's climate, which ultimately affects the climate in the troposphere. NASA launched a mission called Airborne Tropical TRopopause Experiment (ATTREX) to find answers to these questions. Operated by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, the remotely piloted Global Hawk research aircraft took off from its base at Edwards, CA, to track the transport of water vapor into the upper atmosphere and help researchers understand how greenhouse gases affect Earth's climate. To learn more about the ATTREX mission, visit: https://espo.nasa.gov/missions/attrex Please subscribe and like our videos to make them more visible to a wider audience. We hope to make this unique and educational content more accessible to the public. Originally uploaded by NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center on 18.01.17. Cited keywords: 'National Aeronautics and Space Administration' 'Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center' 'Airborne Science' 'Earth Science' Stratosphere Troposphere Tropics Tropopause Clouds 'Climate Change' 'Atmospheric Chemistry' 'Global Hawk' ATTREX Disclaimer: This material is re-uploaded in order to disseminate its content to a wider audience. All material is originally created by various public entities and should therefore be free of copyright restrictions. Nonetheless, if the material (in its entirety or in part) violates your copyright, please let us know what steps you want us to take. Video may display ads monetized by audiovisual copyright holders in some cases or in order to help facilitate the logistics and costs associated with identifying, preparing, and distributing this content. We hope you enjoy these works of knowledge. Please subscribe and like our videos to make them more visible to a wider audience.


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