AIM Mission, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
Data Center Description
The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) experiment studies Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC's), the ice crystal clouds that form in the Earth’s mesosphere. AIM helps uncover why these clouds form and why they vary, quantifying the connection between PMC's and the meteorology of the polar mesosphere. The AIM mission seeks to create a foundation for the study of long-term change in the mesosphere and its relationship to global change.