Since 2011, the Assad regime has killed hundreds of Syrian, and
injured thousands, through the use of chemical weapons. Chemical agents
are different from explosive chemicals, which cause localized
destruction through force. Sarin gas, for example, a nerve agent which
has been used in many attacks in Syria, can diffuse into the atmosphere
and spread for hundreds of miles. Researchers are working to develop an
intelligence system for chemical plume trajectory tracking, which is
critical for national safety against impending chemical threats.