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    Courtesy of Chris Cantrell

From: Chris Cantrell
Veracruz - NCAR/NSF C-130, March 10, 2006

Another C-130 flight over Mexico

Today we took our third local flight on the C-130. Yesterday afternoon, our supplies that we shipped from Boulder finally arrived, so we can now operate normally and repair things that are broken. In spite of having no supplies, we have had some very successful flights. We are studying the patterns of polluted air as they move with the prevailing winds. Our first flights found the pollution south and west of Mexico City. Today the pollution is moving to the northeast. We will be able to use the results of our measurements to test models of the atmosphere, and see how large the atmospheric impact of the Mexico City megacity emissions can be. Another flight is planned for Sunday.

Chris

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