### ASL Team

L. Strow
H. Motteler
C. Hepplewhite
A. Tangborn
P. Schou

The Atmospheric Spectroscopy Laboratory (ASL) is a member of the UMBC Physics Department and UMBC Joint Center for Earth System Science (JCET). We help NASA and NOAA develop hyperspectral infrared satellite instruments used for numerical weather prediction and for climate studies. Scientific studies done by ASL using these instruments include measurements of volcanic eruptions, dust storms, atmospheric CO and CO$_2$ variability, and surface emissivity variability. We are presently working to improve the calibration of the existing satellite hyperspectral sensors in order to produce climate-quality radiance time-series for climate change studies.