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NASA Study: Chemistry of Thunderstorms

Photo: NASA’s DC-8 Earth Science laboratory sports numerous probes for collecting atmospheric samples. The aircraft, based at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., is ready to participate in the DC3 campaign. Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida

Now that NASA is not the only ball in the game and privatization is the future of space travel  I guess they have to have something to spend money on. But thunderstorms? It’s common knowledge that we know enough about the weather to manipulate it.  But then I guess we need to catch up with China. . . .EDITOR

from NASA

NASA researchers are about to fly off on a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country.

The Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) field campaign will use an airport in Salina, Kan., as a base to explore the impact of large thunderstorms on the concentration of ozone and other substances in the upper troposphere. The campaign is being led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA. . . . Read Complete Report