NASA's Air Pollution Mapping Mission on U.S. Coasts

 NASA is leading a mission to map air pollution over the U.S. East and West Coasts.

The campaign supports the NASA Student Airborne Research Program for undergraduate interns.

The East Coast flights will take place from June 17-26. Researchers and students will fly

The research aircraft will fly at lower altitudes than most commercial planes and will conduct maneuvers including vertical spirals from 1,000 to 10,000 feet,

The aircraft carry instruments that will collect data on a range of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and methane

The goal is that this data we collect will feed into policy decisions that affect air quality and climate in the region,” said Glenn Wolfe

The B-200 aircraft is owned by Dynamics Aviation, an aircraft company contracted by NASA.

The West Coast flights will occur from June 29 – July 2. During the period, those same aircraft will conduct similar operations over Los Angeles

He TEMPO instrument provides hourly daytime measurements of air pollutants across the United States, northern Mexico

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