NASA feature story hones in on Hansell’s research in China

Atmospheric scientist Richard Hansell’s work investigating the longwave radiation effects of dust aerosol in China was the subject of one of NASAs feature stories published on last month.

On Oct. 31, NASA ran a story titled “Dust’s Warming Counters Half of its Cooling Effect,” which honed in on the study performed by Hansell and his colleagues in between the Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts.

According to the story, much of the team’s research dealt with data gathered from work with NASA’s SMARTLabs measurements – short for Surface-based Mobile Atmospheric Laboratories.

The findings of Hansell and his colleagues were originally published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres – the “flagship” journal of the American Geophysical Union.