ARL Weekly News – December 13, 2019

ASMD & ATDD Barry Baker, Praveena Krishnan, Nebila Lichiheb, Tilden Meyers, LaToya Myles, Allison Ring, and Youhua Tang gave presentations at the American Geophysical Union’s Centennial Fall Meeting December 9-13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Myles also served as a panelist for a professional development workshop and co-chaired a poster session…

ARL Weekly News – November 29, 2019

ASMD Dr. Howard Diamond, in his role in fielding climate-related inquiries received via the NOAA Climate Portal, was connected with Mr. Chris Mooney, a journalist at the Washington Post who writes about energy and the environment. Mr. Mooney was doing an article, as part of a series of global hotspots, on a particularly anomalously warm…

ARL Weekly News – November 22, 2019

ASMD On November 20, 2019, several people from ASMD, including Ariel Stein, Mark Cohen, Winston Luke, Xinrong Ren and Allison Ring, had a meeting with Colm Sweeny from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory and Anna Karion and Israel Lopez-Coto from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The meeting was held at NOAA’s Center for…

ARL Weekly News – November 15, 2019

ASMD Dr. Howard Diamond will be attending and participating in the annual NOAA Climate Program Office’s Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) community workshop from Nov. 18-19, 2019, in Silver Spring, MD. This year’s ESSM workshop theme is Climate Research to Enhance Resilience to Extreme Heat. As part of the workshop, Dr. Diamond will deliver…

ARL Weekly News – November 8, 2019

ASMD Barbara Stunder delivered the hysplit.v7.7.0 code to the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) for implementation on the NCEP Phase 3 (Dell) supercomputer. NCEP will be decommissioning the Phase 1/2 supercomputers in March, 2020, and has been requiring the developers to transition and test the code before delivery. The current operational version on Phase…

ARL Weekly News – November 1, 2019

ASMD As part of his on-going climate work, Dr. Howard Diamond recently completed an update to the Southwest Pacific Enhanced Archive for Tropical Cyclones (SPEArTC) dataset which includes best tracks data for tropical cyclones in the southwest Pacific (the area of the globe south of the equator and from longitude 120º West to 135º East)…

ARL Weekly News – October 25, 2019

ASMD Dr. Howard Diamond participated in a conference call with NOAA’s Pacific Regional Climate Services Director, the National Weather Service Pacific Region Headquarters, and the staff from the Weather Service Office (WSO) in Pago Pago, American Samoa to help with developing this season’s Tropical Cyclone (TC) Outlook for American Samoa. American Samoa is the only…

ARL Weekly News – October 18, 2019

ASMD A paper titled ”The evaluation of mixing methods in HYSPLIT using measurements from controlled tracer experiments” authored by Fong Ngan, Christopher P.Loughner, and Ariel Stein, has been accepted for publication in Atmospheric Environment. In this paper, we evaluated the turbulent mixing methods available in HYSPLIT and their impacts on dispersion results as compared against…

ARL Weekly News – October 11, 2019

ASMD Dr. Howard Diamond, the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) Program Manager reports that on October 9th, the 23rd operational USCRN station was installed and made active at Aleknagik in the southwestern portion of Alaska. The program is now nearly 80% complete with the USCRN configuration of stations across Alaska, with plans to install an…