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Clearing the Air

An online blog bringing you the latest news and insights from the Scientific Aviation team.

Scientific Aviation Named a 2019 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

  Scientific Aviation, an airborne atmospheric research company headquartered in Boulder and lead by founder and CEO Steve Conley, was one of fifty Colorado-based companies selected as winners of the[…]

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A Look Back on Aliso Canyon

With the long-awaited independent investigation report into the root causes behind the 2015 blowout at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility being released just recently, it is perhaps timely to[…]

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Airborne Methane Measurements to Continue Across California

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has renewed their partnership with Scientific Aviation, an airborne atmospheric research outfit with offices in Lincoln, CA and Boulder, CO, in an ongoing effort[…]

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Sci Av in the News

Scientists converge to study ozone, an atmospheric mystery near Lake Michigan

published on Phys.org on July 3, 2017

NASA’s Arctic ecosystem science flights begin

published on Phys.org on May 24, 2017

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has started the second year of its campaign, which will use airborne instruments to monitor ecosystems in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

New Methane Leak Detector Could Save Oil Industry $30 Billion Per Year

published on OilPrice.com on February 2, 2017

The Invisible Catastrophe

published in the New York Times on March 31, 2016

Over the course of four months, 97,100 metric tons of methane quietly leaked out of a single well into California’s sky. Scientists and residents are still trying to figure out just how much damage was done.

The size of the California methane leak isn’t the scariest part of the story

published in Smithsonian Magazine on February 26, 2017

The Aliso Canyon leak doubled Los Angeles’ methane emissions—and it’s just one disaster we were lucky enough to find.

The Lone Pilot Flying Over California’s Giant Methane Leak

published in Wired on January 12, 2016

Probe Takes Aim at US Methane Plume Mystery

published in AlJazeera America on May 6, 2015

NASA and NOAA scientists identify and measure man-made and natural sources of emission hot spot in Southwest