LJUBLJANA, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian adventure pilot Matevz Lenarcic will carry out a new scientific environmental exploration and survey with his ultralight plane next month to collect data on black carbon and other polluters.
The long distance mission, dubbed Zero Emission Living, will set off on April 9, in Maribor the second largest city of Slovenia, Lenarcic's team Green Light World Flight announced on Thursday.
Lenarcic will take off in his ultralight aircraft Dynamic WT9 made by the Slovakian company Aerospool, which he flew on his third round-the-world flight in 2016.
He plans to finish the 21,000 km route in just over a month. The journey is divided into 13 sections, with the longest one taking just over 12 hours.
An important part of the mission will be to measure atmospheric concentrations of black carbon, a powerful pollutant that plays an important role in global warming.
Apart from monitoring the aerosols that absorb sunlight, the mission will also examine the role of other aerosols which absorb and disperse light.
According to the scheduled mission's itinerary, Lenarcic is to take off in Maribor and fly over the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam to China. From there he is to fly north over Mongolia to Russia.