FRAPPÉ in the News

Study shows mountains are getting Denver's air pollution despite overall improvement in air quality
7 News Denver ABC | 13 August 2015

The Colorado Rocky Mountains is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Denver metro, but we can't escape its air pollution. A study released by the National Parks Conservation Association shows poor air quality in many of the countries National Parks, including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Both scoring a 'D' grade in healthy air. 
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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers
The Daily Camera | 28 August 2014

Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.
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Scientists Launch Far-Ranging Campaign to Detail Front Range Air Pollution
Lab Manager | 19 August 2014

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations launched a major field project across the northern Front Range of Colorado last month to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant.
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Researchers Create New Equipment to Determine Air Quality Emissions
Abraham Paiss & Associates, Inc. | 18 August 2014

“I found the sun!” said research assistant Natalie Kille, age 25, who carefully watched the orange globe  representing the sun settle inside a black circle on the laptop computer that was perched on her lap. “We can go now,” she announced to fellow researchers Roman Sinreich, PhD, and Philip Handley, who are all part of 10-person CU Boulder CIRES [...]
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Researchers take flight to measure air quality around Colorado
The Denver Post | 16 August 2014

A National Center for Atmospheric Research C-130 plane lumbered off a runway Friday, one of the final flights in an unprecedented pollution-sniffing mission that project leaders say is yielding unexpected and useful results.
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Boulder researchers say landmark air pollution study getting results
Daily Camera | 10 August 2014

You've likely seen the curious looking C-130 aircraft — the one with the snowflake gracing its tail — flying surprisingly low, from numerous vantage points throughout Boulder County and beyond.
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Hundreds Tour NCAR Planes Studying Front Range Air Quality
CBS News4 | 2 August 2014

Three research aircraft have been flying over the Front Range the last few weeks — sometimes at only about 1,000 feet. The flights are testing Colorado’s air quality and sparking a lot of curiosity.
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Aviation News – NCAR FRAPPE and NASA DISCOVER-AQ Operations in Colorado
Global Aviation Resource | 30 July 2014

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is conducting a month long campaign of air monitoring in the Colorado Front Range area under the name of DISCOVER-AQ (Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality). Paul Filmer reports for GAR.
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Low-Flying Planes Along Front Range Studying Air Pollutants
CBS 4 Denver | 29 July 2014

Colorado residents who’ve spotted large low-flying aircraft in recent days needn’t worry. The planes — one of them a massive C-130 — are part of two studies that are seeking answers behind poor air quality while also measuring pollution at different altitudes so scientists can teach satellites to better understand dirty air.
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Why are planes flying so low?
9News | 25 July 2014

Have you been buzzed by a large, slow-flying airplane? From now until mid-August, we'll be seeing some low flights as researchers study our summer air quality. Denver and other areas along the Front Range have ozone levels higher than the Environmental Protection Agency considers to be healthy.
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What's that plane doing circling Table Mountain?
9News | 22 July 2014

Have you seen it? A white plane flying near Golden in Jefferson County? Many viewers have called 9NEWS wondering what a white, four-engine plane is doing circling the Golden area near Table Mountain since Sunday afternoon.
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NASA, EPA, NCAR launch air-testing blitz to track pollution
The Denver Post | 15 July 2014

NASA this week is launching an unprecedented month-long test of Colorado Front Range air using satellites, aircraft and tethered white balloons that will pinpoint sources of pollution.
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Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to study Front Range ozone pollution
National Science Foundation | 15 July 2014

It's July, a hot time in the city of Denver and in urban areas across the United States. Summertime is also ozone time, a period when ozone pollution peaks. As global temperatures rise with climate change, summertime ozone--an invisible but harmful pollutant--will become more difficult to keep in check, scientists have found.
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Scientists launch far-ranging campaign to detail Front Range air quality
AtmosNews | 15 July 2014

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations are launching a major field project across the northern Front Range of Colorado this month to track the origins of summertime ozone, an invisible but harmful pollutant.
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Front Range air-pollution study begins Wednesday
Boulder Country Business report | 14 July 2014 

State and federal scientists on Tuesday will unveil a major field campaign examining summertime air pollution along the Northern Front Range of Colorado. The month-long study will deploy specially equipped research aircraft and ground instruments to track the sources of ozone pollution in the region beginning Wednesday, July 16, and ending Aug. 16. 
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Local support for NASA pollution field campaign over Colorado
Environmental Technology Online | 14 July 2014

Boulder office is supporting field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space. DISCOVER-AQ, is a four-year airborne NASA campaign that is studying techniques to measure pollution near the Earth's surface.
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Major Air Pollution Studies to Converge Over Denver
NASA | 3 July 2014

Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space.
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Boulder researchers leading landmark Front Range air quality study
Daily Camera | 25 May 2014

It sounds like a delectable dessert.

In fact, it's an ambitious effort to gather thorough data on all the pollutants that appear in the atmosphere over the Front Range during the summer months and prevent the metro area from meeting federal air quality standards. 
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Climate Change Threatens to Worsen U.S. Ozone Pollution
AtmosNews | 5 May 2014

Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The detailed study shows that Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone levels by 2050.
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