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Atmospheric Research Using Commercial Airliners

Ceremony and symposium to celebrate 20th anniversary of MOZAIC/IAGOS project

Jülich/Toulouse, 22 May 2014 – Since 1994, scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have been using commercial airliners as a means of carrying measuring instruments in order to determine the chemical composition of the atmosphere. The measurements were initially carried out as part of the MOZAIC project (Measurement of OZone by Airbus In-service airCraft), which was succeeded by IAGOS (In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System) in 2005. To mark the 20th anniversary of MOZAIC/IAGOS, a ceremony has been held at Airbus in Toulouse as well as a three-day symposium with more than 70 scientists from around 20 countries.

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