BOULDER -- Every other Sunday a former military transport plane, packed with scientists and specialized instruments, flies out of Colorado toward the brutal cold of the Arctic Circle to scrutinize an annual springtime rise in lower-atmosphere ozone levels. The researchers are measuring for the first time an array of chemicals that could shed light on ozone production, atmospheric cleansing, and pollution transport in the northern latitudes. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) leads the February-May mission. NCAR's primary sponsor, the National Science Foundation, is funding the experiment.
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