Southeast Aerosol Study (SAS), a collaborative project among the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and dozens of other domestic and international research institutions, is one of the largest North American air quality and climate studies in decades.
Media Event & Public Open House Tour two of the research aircraft involved in the SAS project, the NSF/NCAR C-130 and the NOAA WP-3D research aircraft, at the Smyrna, TN Airport. Both aircraft are outfitted as flying chemical laboratories to measure scores of gases and fine particles in the atmosphere. Gain a better understanding of the importance of the research. Learn about these unique instruments used to study the atmosphere. 21 June 2013