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HIPPO III Research Flight 07 :: New Zealand to American Samoa

HIPPO III RF07 :: Forward CameraApril 8, 2010

The start of Research Flight 07 marks the beggining of the return flight back towards the North Pole, and then home to Colorado. The flight was 2300 miles and they were able to complete 5 dips along the way.

All instruments were up and operational, as you can see in the HIPPO III Field Catalog Instrument Status Report. If you want to learn more about the various instruments, there is wonderful information on this website in the Research Instruments section.


HIPPO is a landmark study for many reasons, not the least of which is it is the first time scientists have systematically mapped global distribution of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, covering the full troposphere in all seasons and multiple years.

  • HIPPO I :: 8 January-30 January 2009
  • HIPPO II :: 31 October-22 November 2009
  • HIPPO III :: 24 March-16 April 2010
  • HIPPO IV :: 14 June-11 July 2011
  • HIPPO V :: 9 August-9 September 2011