Vog in the air over Kona, Hawaii

Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at a recent Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission to study sulfate and nitrate particles in the atmosphere, also known as vog.

Atmospheric scientist Jack Dibb from the University of New Hampshire explains how some volcanoes emit low levels of vog on a consistent basis, which can oxidize and form small droplets of sulfuric acid.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard