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Press Release 08-101

Field Project Seeks Clues to Climate Change in Remote Atmospheric Region

Answers may be hidden in the tropopause, 32,000 to 56,000 feet high

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Photo of the advanced research aircraft used to study climate change and the tropopause.

HIAPER, the High-Performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research, will carry scientists into the tropopause for studies of global climate change.

Credit: NCAR


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Illustration of the atmosphere showing the troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere.

Atmospheric scientists are conducting research on the tropopause, the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

Credit: NASA


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