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News Release 13-111

Scientists Undertake Extensive Field Campaign to Study U.S. Southeast Atmospheric Chemistry

Research examines chemical reactions between human-related pollution and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by vegetation such as trees

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Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS) tower in the Talladega National Forest in Alabama.

Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS) tower in the Talladega National Forest in Alabama.

Credit: Southeast Atmosphere Study


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Aerial photo of top-of-tree-canopy view of the SAS instrument tower in the Alabama forest.

Top-of-tree-canopy view of the SAS instrument tower in the Alabama forest.

Credit: Southeast Atmosphere Study


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Close-up photo of the instrument tower being used by SAS atmospheric chemists.

Close-up of the instrument tower being used by SAS atmospheric chemists.

Credit: Southeast Atmosphere Study


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An NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft in the sky

SAS scientists are conducting research aboard the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft.

Credit: NSF/NCAR


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Scientists get ready to fly across the U.S. Southeast in search of air quality discoveries.

Credit: Southeast Atmosphere Study/NOAA


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Researchers on a research plane with instruments

Researchers prepare to sample air chemistry from the skies rather than the ground.

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