ARL Weekly News – October 16, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 16, 2020. Upcoming Events ARL investigations aboard the University of Maryland’s Cessna aircraft will take their final flight of 2020 on October 21, weather dependent. Xinrong Ren (while not physically on the flights) and his colleagues at the University of Maryland, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Purdue…

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ARL Weekly News – October 9, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 9, 2020 Recent Events National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) Forecaster-Feedback Meeting The 16th annual National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) forecaster-feedback meeting held on Oct 8-9, 2020, included 82 local and international representatives. This annual event provides air quality forecasting modelers with the opportunity to exchange notes and evaluate…

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ARL Weekly News – September 25, 2020

ARL Weekly News – September 25, 2020 Recent Events Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) Upgrade Includes FV3 Dynamical Core NOAA’s Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) was upgraded on September 23, 2020 by the National Weather Service.  GEFSv12 now uses the Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere (FV3) dynamical core and includes an ensemble member that deterministically predicts global…

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ARL Weekly News – September 11, 2020

ARL Weekly News – September 11, 2020. Recent Events Invited HYSPLIT Lecture. Mark Cohen gave an invited lecture to an undergraduate course at the University of Maryland introducing the HYSPLIT model. The course, FIRE-298, Sustainability Analytics, taught by Professor Thanicha Ruangmas, is part of the FIRE (First-Year Innovation & Research Experience) program.  Slides from the lecture, An…

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ARL Weekly News – August 28, 2020

ARL Weekly News – August 28, 2020 Recent Events Methane Inventory in Maryland. On August 25, Xinrong Ren attended a virtual meeting on Methane Inventory Enhancement Partnership with Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and University of Maryland (UMD).  In the meeting, Xinrong and his colleagues at UMD provided MDE policy-relevant scientific information based on published aircraft…

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ARL Weekly News – June 5, 2020

ARL Weekly News – June 5, 2020 Upcoming Events Ariel Stein will serve as an instructor for the National Science Foundation’s Planetary Boundary Layer Workshop, taking place June 15-26, 2020. Dr. Stein will teach attendees how to use ARL’s HYSPLIT model to calculate trajectories and concentrations. Recent Events In response to a formal request from…

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ARL Weekly News – May 29, 2020

ARL Weekly News – May 29, 2020 Recent Events HYSPLIT Locust Web App: Mark Cohen and Sonny Zinn gave an invited presentation about ARL’s new Locust Forecasting Web Application to the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security. This was initiated by Heather Coll of NOAA Research’s Office of International…

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ARL Weekly News – May 22, 2020

ARL Weekly News – May 22, 2020 Recent News Precipitation is one of the primary measurements for the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). Many of our stations across the U.S. receive annual rainfall in excess of the Geonor rain gauge’s capacity. An over capacity gauge results in lost precipitation data. Presently we rely on local…

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