Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP
Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP
Environment

When Nasa used Hong Kong for an international mission to study the greenhouse effect: it wasn’t rocket science, but it was important

  • A laboratory in a Nasa-designed plane flew over the Pacific Ocean in 1991 for scientists to monitor the ozone layer and the effects of greenhouse gases
  • Nasa decided to base the mission in Hong Kong because of its convenient location, and the mission lasted six days

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Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP
Professor Michael Anson of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic at Cape D’Aguilar, where its monitoring station assisted Nasa’s 1991 mission to measure atmospheric pollution. He is holding a filter used to discover the amount of chemicals in the air. Photo: SCMP
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