Hawaiian Airlines is becoming the first airline to ever take part in a global climate change project. The program will be studying atmospheric data to learn more about pollution and air quality.
Hawaiin Airlines has a huge opportunity to help because of the varied flight paths they take. Their planes will have tools attached externally to take atmospheric measurements as they fly.
James Butler, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Global Monitoring Division director and IAGOS Science Advisory Board released a statement.
“Instrumenting commercial airliners is a cutting-edge approach and cost-effective for obtaining large amounts of high-quality data about our atmosphere. Scientists around the world will increasingly use data from IAGOS flights to help improve weather forecasts, climate models, and our overall understanding of the Earth system.”