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NCAR Scientists Trek To Africa For Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study

...based and tower-mounted instruments and a research aircraft will support studies of biomass burning, rainforest-savanna boundaries, and the influence of tropical vegetation on global air chemistry. This fall's field work, which begins on November 10, is the climax of a multiyear project called EXPRESSO, the E...

Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms

...tecture affects the ice streams. The team uses an aircraft fitted with geophysical instruments to image the surface and bed of the ice sheet, while measuring the gravity and magnetic signature, a clue to volcanism of the rock beneath (this year's survey focuses on Ice Stream "D"). Vostok: The World's Dee...

Scientists Trek to Africa for Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study

...based and tower-mounted instruments and a research aircraft will support studies of biomass burning, rainforest-savanna boundaries and the influence of tropical vegetation on global air chemistry. This fall's field work, which begins on Nov. 10, is the climax of a multiyear project called EXPRESSO, th...

Learning From Birds And Bees: Engineers Study Insects For Ideas On Tiny "Micro Air Vehicles"

Imagine an aircraft small enough to fit in the palm of your hand,yet a...a, their firstresponse is that you cannot build an aircraft this small and make ituseful," said Dr. Sam Blankenship, conference co- chair and coordinatorof the ...

Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater

...annually to dryclean their clothes and to degrease aircraft and automobile engines. Now it is one of the most widespread and difficult to treat groundwater contaminants in the country. The researchers -- working at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California -- have completed the first full-scale test to de...

Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool

...emperatures at noon,NASA will send its Lear 23 jet aircraft overhead to scan the area and map heat patterns in Atlanta and surrounding urbanareas. Combining the two sets of data will help paint a picture of how the city - and trees - affect local weather and airconditioning bills. "Urban forests are importan...

Biogenic Emissions Higher Than Expected Over African Savanna

...lic of Congo in the south. A French ARAT research aircraft measured winds, temperatures, water vapor, and rad...ounds. Volatile organic compounds were measured by aircraft and ground instruments. A 60-meter (200-foot) tower installed by NCAR in collaboration with the Uni...

Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

... 35 years ago, I joined the U.S. Air Force's C-141 aircraft development system program office as the project e...that did not absolutely have to be included in the aircraft for straight cargo carrying was placed in one of the alternate mission kits, making them heavy and c...

Smog Spreading To South Pacific

...g findings have originated from comprehensive NASA aircraft experimentsinvolving a dozen different research groups, including the Blake/Rowland team. In locations more famous for their isolation than their air pollution --such as Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, and Ascension Island -- the NASAr...

DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres

...fficiency of fluidic configurations. These include aircraft wings as well asequipment used in chemical engineering and environmental technology. The collaborative research centre "Design and production of active microsystems" atBraunschweig Technical University has set itself the task of providing method- and...

Radio Controlled Aircraft To Sniff Out Biowar Bacteria

A SMALL radio-controlled aircraft could soon be monitoring the air for signs ofbiolo...rchers mounted itin a 19-kilogram radio-controlled aircraft with a wingspan of about 4 metres."They're remote controlled, like little toy planes," says Ligler. ...

Research Answers Burning Questions About Pollution

... Nitric oxide, a primary pollutant produced by aircraft engines, is a major concern because it can damage...ays. "This is the basic combustion process in jet aircraft engines. Before we did this, there was no evidence at all that these measurements could even be mad...

Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show

...s. Observations from the Shuttle in 1989-91 and aircraft videotapes of sprites in 1993 confirmed their exis...8 through today, the CAMEX-3 team - which includes aircraft from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and coordination with the U.S. Air Force Hu...

Common Type Of Aircraft Wing Susceptible To Hazardous Icing

... wing -- similar to the kind used on some commuter aircraft --is highly susceptible to certain icingconditions...at the U. of I. "Theseaccretions can form when the aircraft fliesthrough freezing rain and drizzle." Using simulated ice accretions, Bragg and his students have...

Quicker Implementation Of Research Results

...g include controlling the wing shape of high-speed aircraft and usingcar body sheets for active vibration damping. Whereas the liver has been well explored as an organ of detoxification, the"Mechanisms of gastrointestinal bioactiviation and biodeactiviation" are stilllargely unknown. A substantial part of the...

West Coast Measurements Confirm Asian Air Pollution Can Travel To U.S.

... be taken in the same months next year using anNSF aircraft from the University of Wyoming. A year ago, Jaffe's team reported the completion of a model to study the flow ofpollutants from Asia. With one notable exception, actual measurements areconfirming predictions from the model. Jaffe said the team has no...

National Science Medalists Named

...t New York University, advanced the science of new aircraft wing design because of her work in partial differential equations started in the 1950s. Don L. Anderson, a geophysics professor at Caltech, has led the way to better understanding of Earth and Earth-like planets. John N. Bahcall, Institute for Ad...

Aircraft De-Icers Hold A Hidden Hazard

POISONOUS additives from fluids used to de-ice aircraft are pollutinggroundwater near airports, say resear...t is impossible to prevent de-icer drippingoff the aircraft as they taxi down the runway and take off. The US Environmental Protection Agency is cur...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

...will require extended landing gear. To make these aircraft as quiet as possible, researchers are not only testing their designs in wind tunnelsand computer simulations. They are looking to the owl--whose remarkably silent flight results from its feathers, which have features different from all other birds. ...

NCAR Scientists, Aircraft, Instruments Head To Indian Ocean For Climate ChangeExperiment; UCAR Directs Operations

...ent researchers, instruments, and a C-130 research aircraft owned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) tot...R Office of Programs. Thehighly instrumented C-130 aircraft will be based through March 27 atMale' airport, which occupies its own island in the archipelago. Ac...

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