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AIRE is an educational outreach site developed and maintained by the McNeill Group at Columbia University. AIRE is an acronym for “Air pollution and Aerosol Information Resource for Educators and students” and is also Spanish for “air.” This website has been active since 2008 (under its former name, “Science of the Atmosphere,” until 2014), and it got a new look and content refresh in 2022.  Our goal is to provide you with interesting, accessible, scientifically accurate information about our changing environment. We are continuously updating this site, and we welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement.

AIRE is a volunteer effort, but it was supported in part in the past by the National Science Foundation.

Header image is from NASA via wikimedia commons.

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