Detailing air pollution in Colorado

Scientists tracked air pollution from both human-related activities and natural sources during the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPÉ) in summer 2014. Led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the ongoing project focuses on the urban corridor from south of Denver, north to Fort Collins, as well as the adjacent plains and mountains. The scientists plan to "fingerprint" how much pollution comes from local and upwind areas, including other states and countries. Their work will help health officials respond to air quality challenges on Colorado's Front Range and in other metropolitan areas with similar conditions.

Provided by National Center for Atmospheric Research

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