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fliers “Star Trek”—“boldly go where no man has gone before” as part of the Airborne Antarctic Ozone Experiment (AAOE). The AAOE team, which included Fahey, fitted the plane with 12 instruments designed to measure key atmospheric variables. The aircraft, which was typically used for military reconnaissance missions thanks to its ability to fly at high altitudes, would take off at 8 a.m. and return late each afternoon laden with ob-

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Bottom left: NASA’s WB-57 aircraft carried the Fahey team’s instruments during NASA’s Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX). Bottom right: The WB-57 aircraft in Houston and the NOAA payload instruments for ozone, black carbon, and water vapor in the spring of 2011. Members of the Fahey team include (from left to right): Ru-Shan Gao, Richard McLaughlin, Anne Perring, Laurel Watts, Fahey, Troy Thornberry, Andrew Rollins, and Steven Ciciora (Joshua Schwartz not pictured).

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Spheres: 45th Anniversary Edition  

A periodic magazine covering the broad range of research done at the Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of C...

Spheres: 45th Anniversary Edition  

A periodic magazine covering the broad range of research done at the Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of C...

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