ARL Weekly News – September 29, 2017
Dr. Ariel Stein gave an invited presentation at the NOAA Satellite Aerosol Products Workshop on September 25, 2017. He presented the talk entitled “Satellite Aerosol Products in Air Resources Laboratory’s models”. In his presentation, Dr Stein highlighted the latest developments in source term assimilation for volcano and wildfires smoke applications as well as emissions estimations for improving the forecast of ozone and PM2.5.
Alice Crawford created an era52arl program to convert the new ERA5 reanalysis from ECMWF to ARL HYSPLIT readable format. The ERA5 dataset will eventually span the time period from 1979 onward and provides hourly meteorological data at approximately 31 km resolution globally. Currently data from 2010 onward is available. This dataset will replace the ERA-Interim reanalysis. https://www.ecmwf.
On 27 Sep, Temple Lee and Michael Buban met with Kelsey Ellis, an assistant professor in the geography department at the University of Tennessee, and did a weather balloon launch for her introductory course on weather and climate. The local news media was also present; a short writeup of the event can be found at http://www.wbir.com/news/lo