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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.

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ARL/Cooperative Institute Employee to Investigate Methane Emissions from Fracking

Beginning September 15 and running through late October, Dr. Xinrong Ren will participate in an aircraft study over southwestern Pennsylvania to investigate the emissions of methane.

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