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).
The Weather Underground Interviews Temple Lee on the OctocopterAiring on February 29, the Weather Underground interviewed Temple Lee on the ATDD Octocopter, which is being used in the VORTEX Southeast Study.
On February 10, 2016, the Weather Underground explained why several cities are nearing record-low temperatures and where all the cold arctic air is coming from using the ARL HYSPLIT model.