Look! Up in the sky!

Using sophisticated jets, NASA is conducting air pollution research in the northern San Joaquin Valley’s lower atmosphere. Lockheed P-3B and Beechcraft 200 will measurements ozone, carbon dioxide and methane.

Scientists apparently think satellites are reading lower-level pollution incorrectly. The jet research “could dramatically improve the understanding of climate change and air pollution.”

NASA press release, including jet pictures, here. 

Mission details and video here.


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