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E-M:/ FW: NASA website: Airplane Monitors Great Lakes Algae



Michigan

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/great_lakes_algae.html

 

A rare bird has been flying over the Great Lakes recently, and it isn't migrating or searching for prey.

 

This hawkeyed species is a Learjet aircraft outfitted with an advanced imaging system. Engineers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland modified the plane to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitor algae in western Lake Erie and Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay. The Glenn team began its latest round of flights in August.

 

-Rita

 

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Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

tel:  517-484-2372

 

Make all Michigan's waters fishable and swimmable.