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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea04144

NOAA's Patricia Lang prepares to measure methane levels inside a flask that is part of NOAA's global air sampling network. Such measurements were critical in helping an international team of scientists understand the oxidizing or cleansin g power of the global atmosphere and its sensitivity to natural and human-induce d perturbations. Methane levels were a key point of comparison in the new study.

Image ID: wea04144, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Hawaii, Mauna Loa
Photo Date: 2010
Credit: NOAA News January 6 2011

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