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    NASA sends research aircraft to Taiwan for Asia air quality project

    Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) NASA deployed a research aircraft to Taiwan again on Wednesday to help Taiwan improve its air quality management, following a flight on Feb. 15, the Ministry of Environment said in a statement.

    The ministry said NASA was set to send two aircraft - a DC8 and a GIII - however, the DC8 experienced engine overheating, leading to only the GIII being deployed to Taiwan.

  • Osan hosts ASIA-AQ

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Institute of Environmental Research are collaborating to execute the Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality mission, or ASIA-AQ, an international cooperative field study designed to address local air quality challenges. During their visit from Feb. 15 to March 13, 2024, the team has conducted an open house, student engagement and several research flights at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

  • NASA and South Korea Launch Joint Air Quality Study in Asia

    National News Bureau of Thailand - BANGKOK (NNT) - South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) and NASA have launched a joint air quality study across Asia, including Thailand, to investigate the sources of winter air pollution. Announced by the South Korean Ministry of Environment, the research began in South Korea and will extend through Malaysia and Thailand, concluding on March 25.

  • An Intensive Research Campaign to Uncover the Causes of Air Pollution in Asia

    Gulf Daily News - Seoul - South Korea and the United States are carrying out an intensive research campaign to uncover the causes of air pollution in Asia during the winter, as part of the efforts to deal with air quality challenges.
    The project "Asian Air Quality Study - Asia-AQ" (ASIA-AQ), jointly conducted by the Korea National Institute for Environmental Research and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), aims to collect detailed data on air quality in several locations in Asia, using aircraft, satellites and ground research sites.

  • UP Atmospheric Scientist Monitors Air Quality Aboard NASA 817

    The Manilla Times - DR. Gerry Bagtasa of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Science -Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UPD-CS IESM) took flight with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Feb. 11, 2024, as part of an air pollution measurement campaign called ASIA-AQ (Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality).

  • NASA Collaborates in International Air Quality Study - This Week at NASA

    SciTechDaily - The Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, or ASIA-AQ mission is a collaboration between NASA and Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research.

    The mission will use aircraft – including NASA’s DC-8 and G-III aircraft, satellites, and ground-based instruments to study the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air
    we breathe.

  • NASA, South Korea Launch Air Quality Study in Asia, Including Thailand

    The Nation - South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research and Nasa will conduct joint research in Korean territory to identify sources behind winter air pollution across Asia, the Ministry of Environment in South Korea announced Sunday.

  • Korea, NASA to kick off joint air quality research across Asia

    Korea and the United States will kick off a research campaign to uncover the cause of air pollution across Asia during the winter season as part of efforts to better address air quality challenges and come up with policies designed to improve air quality.

    The ASIA-AQ, a joint effort by Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), aims to collect detailed air quality data over several locations in Asia using aircraft, satellites, and ground sites.

    It has already completed four flights in the Philippines and Taiwan over the past few weeks.

  • NSF NCAR Scientists Participate in Mission to Measure Air Quality over Asia

    UCAR News - Scientists from the U.S. National Science Foundation National Center for Atmospheric Research (NSF NCAR) have begun a four-country deployment focused on obtaining airborne observations of air quality over some of Asia’s largest cities. 

  • NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study

    NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air we breathe. In collaboration with Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), the Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, or ASIA-AQ mission, will collect detailed atmospheric data over several locations in Asia.

  • NASA conducts air pollution mission in Philippines, 3 other Asian countries

    Rappler - The ASIA-AQ mission will collect detailed air quality data over multiple locations in Asia using aircraft, ground sites, and satellites to improve the understanding of local air quality issues.

  • World's biggest flying lab comes to Asia on air pollution mission

    GMA NEWS ONLINE - CLARK, Philippines - NASA has kicked off a series of marathon flights in Asia with the world's biggest flying laboratory, in an ambitious mission to improve the models that help to forecast and fight air pollution.

  • World's biggest flying lab comes to Philippines on air pollution mission

    ABS-CBN News - NASA has kicked off a series of marathon flights in Asia with the world's largest flying laboratory.

  • NASA to study PH's air quality using flying laboratories

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