ARL Weekly News – October 13, 2023

Recent Events

NOAA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Workshop

The report from the NOAA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Workshop has been released. The report titled: NOAA’s Greenhouse Gas Capabilities and Products outlines the event’s summary that was co-organized by GML, ARL and CPO. The workshop brought together representatives from across line offices to increase coordination, communication and to streamline GHG information delivery across the agency. The workshop report has been finalized and published (internally) in October. It contains a summary of the two day workshop, which featured overview presentations and discussion.


HyunCheol Kim presented on the HYSPLIT-based wildfire and prescribed burn activities at the AQ Forecasters Focus Group Workshop on October 13. HyunCheol summarized the advances that we have recently made and the advances that we are making in clear and compelling way.

Upcoming Events

Presentations & Seminars
As part of the USGS’s Volcano Science Center’s VSC Virtual Seminar Series on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 3:30 pm PT ARL’s Alice Crawford, will present on: What is Quantitative Volcanic Ash (QVA) and how is the modeling of volcanic emissions evolving?

Also on Thursday, Oct 19 at 2PM ET, the Research Transitions Fireside Chat on Examples of Recently Finalized Transition Plans: Lessons Learned will include Dr. Alice Crawford. Recordings will be shared 24 hours after the event on the NOAA Central Library YouTube channel.


A new reference-quality precipitation gauge wind shield, by John Kochendorfer, Tilden P. Meyers, Mark E. Hall, Scott D. Landolt, Justin Letz , and Howard J. Diamond was accepted for publication in the European Geophysical Union’s journal of Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. The manuscript describes a new wind shield designed to reduce the effects of precipitation gauge undercatch. Tested at three separate sites, the Low Porosity Double Fence (LPDF) compared well to a well-established reference-quality precipitation wind shield. The new wind shield is smaller and more durable than other reference-quality shields, and was designed for use in operational weather and climate networks.