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C-130 Aircraft in Canada

July 14, 2010
A C-130 aircraft, owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), rests on the tarmac at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The plane was used for research with the Tropospheric Ozone Production about the Spring Equinox (TOPSE) experiment in February 2000. The goal of TOPSE was to investigate the chemical and dynamic evolution of tropospheric chemical composition over mid- to high-latitude continental North America during the winter-spring transition, with particular emphasis on the springtime ozone maximum in the troposphere.

NCAR is supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies to provide facilities and support for a wide range of studies in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit consortium of universities that grants Ph.D.s in fields related to atmospheric science. UCAR's primary function is managing NCAR. To learn more, visit the NCAR Web site, Here. [Research supported by NSF grant OPP 99-08431.]