ARL Weekly News – June 3, 2024

Upcoming Events

Interns and Field Campaigns

Three summer intern students will participate in the air quality and greenhouse measurement team’s two field projects in Colorado and Utah, namely Airborne Methane Mass Balance Emissions in Colorado (AMMBEC) and Utah Summer Ozone Study (USOS), as part of 2024 Airborne and Remote sensing Methane and Air Pollutant Surveys (AiRMAPS2024). They will be involved in the instrument testing and calibration in the lab and aircraft and mobile measurements in the field.

Recent Events

Presentation to Delegates from Southeast Asia

On Monday June 3, Dr. Stein presented NOAA’s Methane research activities at a methane study tour for delegates from Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia), South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), and Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan) organized by the Energy Transition Team US Department of Commerce (with support and funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources)

OAR Marine Boundary Layer Workshop

Temple Lee and Tilden Meyers attended the OAR Marine Boundary Layer Workshop held in Miami, Florida June 4-5. The workshop, hosted by NOAA ARL’s Tilden Meyers and NOAA GSL’s David Turner, brought together about three dozen scientists from across OAR laboratories to brainstorm approaches to advance knowledge of processes occurring within marine boundary layers and to prioritize observations that OAR needs to move forward with potential research topics in this area. Temple also gave a presentation highlighting ARL’s recent work with boundary process studies and ARL’s measurement capabilities.

Coast-Urban-Rural Atmospheric Gradient Experiment Science Team Meeting

On June 6, Xinrong Ren attended the Coast-Urban-Rural Atmospheric Gradient Experiment (CoURAGE) Science Team Meeting at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.  The meeting objectives included: (1) to share information about the December 2024 – November 2025 ARM Mobile Facility-1 (AMF1) deployment to the Baltimore region, (2) to review the CoURAGE science plan, (3) to coordinate existing research efforts, and (4) to identify and initiate opportunities for building the science team and research effort. Xinrong gave an presentation on the 2025 Airborne and Remote sensing Methane and Air Pollutant Surveys (AiRMAPS2025) and UrbanNet. The NOAA Twin Otter aircraft will be flying over the Baltimore-Washington and Marcellus area to study air quality and greenhouse emissions in summer 2024. During the meeting Xinrong also discussed with other research groups involved in CoURAGE for collaboration and coordination.