NASA Media Day Kicks Off US Airborne Greenhouse Gas Study

Press Release From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016

NASA will host a media event from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT Friday, July 15 at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, offering journalists an inside look at a new airborne study over the eastern United States.

The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America (ACT-America) campaign will target the movement of two powerful greenhouse gases to better understand their role in climate change. The study will improve scientists' capability to assess and simulate how carbon dioxide and methane cycle into and out of the atmosphere.

Journalists will be briefed by ACT-America scientists and flight crew, tour NASA's C-130H and King Air B-200 research aircraft and see the science instruments firsthand.

Media interested in covering the event must contact Joe Atkinson at 757-864-5644 or by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Media must arrive for the event at the Langley gate located at 2 Langley Blvd. no later than 8:15 a.m. on July 15.

The first ACT-America flights take place the week of July 18 from Langley and Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia. Subsequent flights this summer will be based in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

For more information about ACT-America, go to:

For more information about NASA's Earth science activities, visit:

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