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Boulder, Colorado USA

The GV lives out at the NCAR's Research Aviation Facility (RAF) out at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA), in Jefferson County, when it is not out flying on research studies. The mission of the Research Aviation Facility is to develop and operate instrumented research aircraft for the atmospheric science community at a level of sophistication and operational complexity not generally available elsewhere.

Boulder, CO Weather


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