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).
ARL and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Air Resources Laboratory with the purpose of allowing both parties to collaborate on research related to atmospheric transport and dispersion of radiological contaminants.