Studying California's smog


  • Randy Showstack


Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography began using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (AUAVs) last month to assess southern California's potential for climate change and better understand the sources of air pollution. The California AUAV Air Pollution Profiling Study (CAPPS) uses the vehicles to gather meteorological data as the aircraft fly through clouds and aerosol masses in southern California skies.