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Penn State's NATIVE Mobile Research Facility
Penn State's NATIVE Mobile Research Facility

On July 13, Pennsylvania State University's Dr. Anne Thompson arrived at NASA Langley with her research team to set up their NATIVE (Nittany Atmospheric Trailer & Integrated Validation Experiment) mobile research facility.

During their stay, the researchers will be measuring air quality from the trailer in support of NASA's GEO-CAPE (Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events) mission, a next-generation Earth-observing satellite. The NATIVE facility will use its suite of instruments and data analysis tools to make local measurements of gases that are key to tracking pollution, such as carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide.

Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

Page Last Updated: August 21st, 2013
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