Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8

College Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8 Flying Lab

"Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research. Flying aboard NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory, students will measure pollution, aerosols (small particles suspended in the atmosphere) and air quality in the Los Angeles basin and California's central valley. They will also use remote sensing instruments to study forest ecology in the Sierra Nevada and ocean biology along the California coast."

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