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Scientists detail Front Range air pollution - FRAPPÉ - Multimedia Gallery

July 15, 2014

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Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations are launching a major field project across the northern Front Range of Colorado in July 2014 to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant. The project employs specially equipped aircraft, mobile radars, balloon-mounted sensors, and sophisticated computer simulations to measure local and far-flung pollution sources. Results from the month-long study will provide needed information to officials seeking to ensure that air in the region is healthy to breathe.

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Detailing Air Pollution in Colorado -
Front Range Air Pollution & Photochemistry Experiment

(©UCAR. Video produced for NCAR/UCAR by Ryan Budnick, Hightail Inc.)

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FRAPPE study area

FRAPPÉ will sample and examine the atmospheric conditions pertaining to air quality across the northern Front Range of Colorado, including the urban corridor from south of Denver to Fort Collins as well as the adjacent plains and mountains. Study area is indicated in blue. (©UCAR. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)

NSF/NCAR C-130
The NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft is based at NCAR’s Research Aviation Facility (RAF) at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado. RAF develops and operates instrumented research aircraft for the atmospheric science community. (©UCAR, photo by Carlye Calvin from UCAR Digital Image Library. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Kennedy Vu and Roya Bahrein (University of California, Riverside)

FRAPPÉ participants Kennedy Vu and Roya Bahreini (University of California, Riverside) check on equipment destined for the NSF/NCAR C-130.

(©UCAR, photo by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Chris Cantrell (NCAR)

Chris Cantrell (University of Colorado Boulder) checks the status of an instrument panel to be flown on the NSF/NCAR C-130 in FRAPPÉ. 

(©UCAR, photo by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Instrument pods on C-130 wing

The NSF/NCAR C-130 includes pods on each wing (top) where air-sampling instrumentation can be mounted. (©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)

Steve Shertz (NCAR)

Steve Shertz (NCAR) works on circuitry for an air chemistry analysis module to be installed on the NSF/NCAR C-130 for FRAPPÉ.

(©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Interior of C-130
The interior of the NSF/NCAR C-130 as preparations unfolded for FRAPPÉ. (©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Cory Wolff and Al Schanot (NCAR)

Cory Wolff and Al Schanot (NCAR) confer as preparations unfold for the NSF/NCAR C-130 prior to FRAPPÉ.

 (©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
James Crawford (NASA) at FRAPPE Media Day, 7/15/14

James Crawford (NASA) addresses journalists at the FRAPPÉ press conference on July 15, 2014, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. 

 (©UCAR, photo by Bob Henson. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Dirk Richter (University of Colorado Boulder)

Dirk Richter (University of Colorado Boulder) works on one of the data analysis consoles to be flown on the NSF/NCAR C-130 in FRAPPÉ. 

(©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Lisa Kaser (NCAR)

Lisa Kaser (NCAR) works on circuitry for an air chemistry analysis module to be installed on the NSF/NCAR C-130 for FRAPPÉ.

(©UCARphoto by Carlye Calvin. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)
Gabi Pfister at FRAPPE Media Day, 7/15/14

Gabriele Pfister (NCAR) addresses journalists at the FRAPPÉ press conference on July 15, 2014, at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. 

 (©UCAR, photo by Bob Henson. This image is freely available for media & nonprofit use.)

 

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