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Image 1 - HIPPO Takes To The Skies To Get A Taste Of Earth's Atmosphere
2011-11-01 04:47:43

The HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation (HIPPO) project generated an extraordinarily detailed mapping of the global distribution of greenhouse gases, black carbon and related chemical species in the atmosphere Once international agreements demand it, effective, enforceable greenhouse gas reduction will require in-depth information on the fluxes and transports of these and other atmospheric constituents. Researchers know that concentrations of aerosols like black carbon and gases like carbon...

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2009-01-30 11:25:00

Scientists have completed the first of five pole-to-pole flights intended to determine how greenhouse gases travel. The Harvard University-led project based in Colorado conducted the three-week $4.5 million mission using a high performance jet this month, and researchers have already reported valuable new findings. Scientists left on January 8, aboard the specially equipped jet, which took air samples while flying from Colorado to the Arctic before heading back down to the Hawaiian Islands...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.