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Scientists at the Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) conduct research to gain new insights into atmospheric dispersion, atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and the complex behavior of the atmosphere near the Earth's surface, called the atmospheric boundary layer.

Our work provides the highest quality atmospheric and meteorological research and services to our partners, the research community, and society to protect human health and our environment.

ARL is a research laboratory of NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. We are headquartered in College Park, Maryland and have divisions in Oak Ridge,Tennessee (ATDD); Idaho Falls, Idaho (FRD); and Las Vegas, Nevada (SORD).

Laboratory Highlight

ARL Contributes to Improve National Mercury Measurements

ARL is partnering with the NADP to host an international mercury measurement workshop September 22- 24, 2015 at the NCWCP in College Park, MD. The overall goal of the workshop is to exchange information and results of recent research characterizing possible measurement biases and artifacts in the monitoring methodology used by the U.S. Atmospheric Mercury Network.


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