Media Teleconference: HIAPER Returns
Advanced research aircraft returning from historic flight after capturing global snapshot of greenhouse gases
HIAPER, one of the nation's most advanced research aircraft, is returning this Friday from the first leg of its historic HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations, or HIPPO, mission. The mission has spanned the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic and provided scientists with new insight into how carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases are spreading through the multiple layers of Earth's atmosphere.
In a teleconference this Thursday, Jan. 29, reporters can discuss the flight with two lead scientists on the project, Steven Wofsy of Harvard University and Britton Stephens of NSF's National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and also with Pavel Romashkin, NCAR head of Aircraft Operations Support, and Anne-Marie Schmoltner, NSF's Lower Atmospheric Research Section.
To participate in the teleconference, reporters in the United States should call 1 (800) 735-5968. No passcode is necessary. Reporters dialing in from outside the United States should call (212) 231-2911.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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