A scientist prepares to launch a balloon with an ozonesonde and radiosonde attached. The dual instruments will collect ozone and weather information at heights up to 115,000 feet (35 km).
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Source: MILAGRO Image File
People Involved in MILAGRO
The MILAGRO field campaign studied megacity air pollution and brought together more than 300 scientists from over 60 universities and research institutions in the United States, Mexico, and several other nations. Teachers also actively participated in the campaign and shared their experience through Postcards from the Field.
Scientists’ roles are many and varied during large field campaigns. So, too, are the tools and instrumentation that are used. For MILAGRO, scientists worked on one of four distinct research projects designed to broaden our knowledge of the life cycle of air pollution. For two years, they worked independently and collectively to design, organize, and prepare for their particular component mission and to insure that MILAGRO’s science objectives were achieved. Their work continues despite the fact that the field campaign has already taken place. Over the next few years, they will analyze and synthesize the data collected to determine what has been learned.
The best way to learn about the people involved in such field campaigns, however, is to hear from the scientists themselves and the teachers who work side-by-side with them. Teachers often participate in such projects so that state-of-the-art science can be brought into classrooms and to the Internet for interested students of all ages.
The links below will connect you with some of the individuals who were or are still actively involved in the MILAGRO campaign. Through their stories, we hope to bring science to life and illustrate the important work being done in the area of atmospheric air quality.
Teachers' and Scientists' Postcards from the Field
Last modified August 7, 2006 by Teri Eastburn.
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