One of the positive knock-on effects of the corona crisis has been a significant reduction in pollutants emitted by traffic, industry, and aviation. Scientists from, among others, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Max Planck Society will be using two research aircraft to examine the changes in the atmosphere. DLR’s Halo and Falcon aircraft are equipped with highly specialized instruments for what is known as the ‘ BLUESKY project’. They will fly over Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, and over the North Atlantic ocean for the next two weeks along the flight corridor to North America.
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