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This article discusses how the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument found on the Terra satellite is used to understand how particles in the atmosphere interact with sunlight and how particle pollution affects Earth's climate. Directions for building a demonstration model of MISR out of cardboard tubes is included, along with short activities to show how it's multiple viewing angles allow MISR to differentiate the kinds of particles in the air because they scatter light differently, depending on their size, shape, and composition.

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123205724T,NSDL,Absorption,Earth Science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Radiometer,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,Terra,Atmospheric science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Life Science,Informal Education,Aerosols,Particulates,Middle School,Reflection,Physics,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Climate change,Engineering,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Technology,Geoscience

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