ARL Weekly News – March 27, 2020

ARL Weekly News – March 27, 2020 Recent Events MONET Version 2.2 and MONETIO Version 0.1 Released: On March 25, ARL released Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Tool Version 2.2 (MONET v.2.2) and Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Tool Input and Output v0.1 (MONETIO). MONET v.2.2 boasts major updates designed to streamline the user experience and facilitate…

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ARL Weekly News – March 20, 2020

ARL Weekly News – March 20, 2020 Upcoming Events National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) Emission Update: The ARL NAQFC team (Drs. Pius Lee, Youhua Tang, Patrick Campbell and Daniel Tong) is responsible for assuring NAQFC forecast performance. One of their responsibilities involves the quality assurance and inclusion of the latest major point-source emissions from…

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ARL Weekly News – March 13, 2020

A manuscript entitled “2019 Mississippi and Missouri River flooding and its impact on atmospheric boundary layer dynamics,” on which Temple Lee was listed as a coauthor, was accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. In the paper, soil moisture observations from the U.S. Climate Reference Network, coupled with boundary layer heights, were used to demonstrate…

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ARL Weekly News – March 6, 2020

Dr. Howard Diamond, as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) Program Manager, was invited to dial in to the March 2020 monthly meeting of the North Slope Borough Assembly (analogous to a city or county council) meeting. The North Slope Borough is the northernmost municipal government in the U.S. and encompasses an area of nearly…

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ARL Weekly News – February 28, 2020

On February 28th, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) International Program Lead for issues such as Volcanic Ash, Karen Shelton-Mur, and people from AvMet Application, Inc., who contract to the FAA for support, visited the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction to get a tour of the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC). The tour…

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ARL Weekly News – February 14, 2020

Ariel Stein and Xinrong Ren are among the co-authors of a manuscript titled “Wintertime CO2, CH4 and CO emissions estimation for the Washington DC / Baltimore metropolitan area using an inverse modeling technique” that was accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology. Alice Crawford gave a presentation titled “Volcanic Ash Forecasting for Aviation” to…

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ARL Weekly News – February 7, 2020

Nebila Lichiheb, LaToya Myles, Will Pendergrass, Bruce Hicks, and Ariel Stein met with Dr. Torreon Creekmore from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to review Nebila’s planned research as an Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Fellow and discuss opportunities to advance urban meteorology programs. The IC Postdoctoral Program is administered through Oak Ridge Associated Universities…

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ARL Weekly News – January 31, 2020

On January 30-31 Ariel Stein and Xinrong Ren participated in the Urban Greenhouse Gas Testbed Workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. Participants in the workshop included representatives from different federal agencies and universities as well as several international organizations and institutions, all of whom are involved in some way…

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