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  1. 2010 Concordiasi campaign in Mac Murdo: the Antartic under observation


    • Sciences et techniques

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    March 22, 2010

    The objective of the Concordiasi mission is to understand better the enlargement of the hole in the Antarctica's ozone layer during each austral spring and to increase our knowledge on climate in those regions. To study the Earth's climate, the atmosphere has to be studied as a whole. Studying the poles is particularly important because of their specific sensitivity to climate changes and the poor frequency of the observations performed by the standard meteorological systems.

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  2. Tracking volcanic ash in real time

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    August 1, 2011

    A balloon-borne aerosol counter is a new tool that could help track the movement of volcanic ash clouds. To test this new device, a team of CNES balloon specialists travelled to Iceland to conduct a measurement campaign.

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