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Scientists Take off on Historic Mission to Measure Greenhouse Gases That Have an Impact on Climate

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Photo of HIAPER in flight.

HIAPER in flight.

Credit: NCAR/National Science Foundation

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Britt Stephens of NCAR, HIPPO Mission Co-Lead Researcher, describes the flight track that the HIAPER aircraft will take to travel the globe.

Credit: NCAR/National Science Foundation


Steven Wofsy of Harvard University, HIPPO Mission Co-Lead Researcher, describes how HIAPER will perform its mission and the importance of this groundbreaking global effort to directly measure greenhouse gasses throughout the Earth's atmosphere.

Credit: NCAR/National Science Foundation