A NASA WB-57 high-altitude research plane during takeoff

NOAA scientists are working to decode Earth’s atmosphere

NOAA scientist Andrew Rollins was recently awarded a U.S. Patent for an instrument that can measure pollutants in the stratosphere. Developed at NOAA’s Chemical Sciences Laboratory in Colorado, the technology supports NOAA’s SABRE mission to significantly advance our understanding of the present-day composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the stratosphere and their impacts on the climate system. 

Read more about this work and the patented design.