Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | June 16, 2012

European scientists use zeppelin to measure relationship between atmospheric pollutants and climate change

The Pan-European Gas-AeroSOls climate-interaction Study (PEGASOS) is currently flying an airship across continental Europe in an effort to quantify ground-level and atmospheric readings of airborne pollutants. By flying the zeppelin fifty metres (150 feet) over ground-level measuring stations and taking a further reading at this height will help scientists from the project gain a better understanding of the dynamic relationships between atmospheric pollutants and climate change.

Funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7-ENV-2010-265148) this project is working towards developing a better understanding of the relationship between atmospheric pollutants and climate change. You can track the zeppelin to its latest position on the PEGASOS blog here.

The project’s website can be accessed here.

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