ARL Weekly News – January 10, 2020

Ten ARL scientists are scheduled to present at the American Meteorological Society’s 100th Annual Meeting in Boston January 13-16. The group will give a total of 15 presentations, with topics ranging from modeling, forecasting, prediction, analysis and validation, to meteorological observation and instrumentation, to model interoperability, hazard detection and prediction, to hydrological and climatic interactions. Alice Crawford and Rick Saylor will each give one of their presentations as the featured speaker in NOAA’s booth and John Kochendorfer and Tianfeng Chai will also serve as session chairs.

Christopher Loughner authored “The benefits of lower ozone due to air pollution emission reductions (2002-2011) in the Eastern US during extreme heat,” a paper that was published January 9 in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. This research demonstrates that anthropogenic air pollution emissions controls put into place since 2002 due to air pollution regulations resulted in cleaner air for Americans to breathe. Historical air pollution emissions reductions from 2002 to 2011 resulted in an improvement in air quality, saved lives, improved human health, and provided economic savings due to a reductions in mortality and morbidity.