NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, selected two of the agency’s California organizations for grants to support satellite observations of the Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA solicited proposals contributing to measurements, modeling and data analysis research supported under the Atmospheric Composition focus area of the agency’s Earth Science program. These include sub-orbital measurements of atmospheric parameters and constituents that are pertinent to the validation and scientific use of data products from satellite platforms.

The maximum grant values are: NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field: $1,735,067; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena: $762,800.

The research also supports the Vision for Space Exploration, NASA’s long- term plan to return astronauts to the moon and extend exploration to Mars and beyond.

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