Low Altitude Flights Study Everyday Emissions


The AEROMMA project, a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA, is focused on gathering data on anthropogenic pollution sources other than transportation. From the end of June 2023 through mid-August, scientists will use NASA’s DC-8 aircraft to fly low over several cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Toronto, to collect data on pollution sources such as personal care products, cleaning agents, smaller gas burning devices, and landfills. The goal is to study the air quality hovering over some of our most densely populated spaces in North America and investigate urban emissions and the atmospheric chemical reactions that affect air quality and climate.


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