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Atmospheric scientists start monthlong air sampling campaign
Date:6/2/2010

computer models that simulate the effects of aerosols on climate.

About half of the researchers will take measurements on the ground at two sites one at American River College in Sacramento and the other at Northside School in Cool, Calif. The rest of the team will take similar measurements from the air using a full payload of instruments -- some recently purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds -- flown on a Gulfstream-1 aircraft at about 1,000 feet. NASA will fly a King Air B-200 above the G-1 at 28,000 feet.

In addition, the team will be sending weather balloons up for additional sampling from the ground sites. The simultaneous measurements from ground, plane and balloon will provide a comprehensive view of the atmospheric aerosols.


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Contact: Mary Beckman
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