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Month: November 2019

What is the boundary layer?

In atmospheric science, you may hear a lot about the “boundary layer.” The term is generic; all kinds of boundary layers exist, from the bottom of the ocean to the wingtip of a plane. In atmospheric science, the boundary layer usually focused on is the atmospheric boundary layer, or ABL. The ABL is constantly on…
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California’s methane emissions investigated in new collaborative study

The results of a new Nature paper co-authored by Scientific Aviation CEO Steve Conley, PhD., reveal surprising truths about California’s methane emissions. Five emissions quantification campaigns were conducted from 2016 to 2018, with Scientific Aviation flights comprising the airborne point-source component of the project. Over the course of this campaign, only about 10 percent of…
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