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Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior unveiled at Reno’s Desert Research Institute Local media coverage of event

Title: Unveiling of the Terra Cotta Warrior at the Desert Research Institute
Source:
KRXI Fox 11 Reno 11pm.
Aired: 2/8/13
Keywords: dri, desert research institute, terra cotta warriors, atmospheric sciences
Affiliation: DAS
Contact(s):Dr. Judith Chow and Dr. John Watson
Description: Donated by Tom and Mary Gallagher, a life-sized terra cotta warrior replica stands on display at the Desert Research Institute. Scientists at DRI have been working in China analyzing sustainable practices in order to protect the ancient underground armies from china's air pollution. "The General," as he is called, stands nearly seven-feet tall and, weighs more than 300 pounds.


Title: The Desert Research Institute in Reno unveiled a new statue Friday that will have a permanent home there
Source:
KTVN Ch. 2
Aired: 2/8/13
Keywords: dri, desert research institute, terra cotta warriors, atmospheric sciences
Affiliation: DAS
Contact(s):Dr. Judith Chow and Dr. John Watson
Description: The Terra Cotta Warrior called "The General" is a replica of one on display in the Chinese city of Xi'an. It was donated to DRI by the Tom and Mary Kay Gallagher Foundation after researchers studied how air pollution is hurting the historic statues. The Terra Cotta Army was discovered in the 1970s. They were created more than 2,000 years ago to honor China's first emperor.


Title: Ancient Terra Cotta Warriors Forge New Ties Between Nevada, China
Source:
KOLO 8
Aired: 2/8/13
Keywords: dri, desert research institute, terra cotta warriors, atmospheric sciences
Affiliation: DAS
Contact(s):Dr. Judith Chow and Dr. John Watson
Description: The General, or actually his original, was made more than two thousand years ago to command a terra cotta army of more than 7,000 soldiers to watch over China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the after life. The army lay hidden for centuries near the city of X'ian was only found 1974 by a farmer digging a well. Since then about a thousand soldiers have been unearthed and restored. It is one of the world's great historic treasures, but the craftsmen who made them, each with unique facial features, never counted on modern day air pollution or the impact of two million curious tourists visiting them each year. That's where the Desert Research Institute and its experience in air quality science comes in. DRI scientists Dr. Judy Chow and Dr. John Watson, have been working with Chinese counterparts to protect the General's Army.

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Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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