ARL Weekly News – May 17, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles is co-author of a paper entitled, “Developing Scientists as Champions of Diversity to Transform the Geosciences,” that was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Geoscience Education. Authors are Kathleen Quardokus Fisher (Florida International U.), Eric Kaufman (Virginia Tech), Oriana Calagna (Florida International U.), LaToya Myles, Carolyn Brinkworth (UCAR), Denise R.…

ARL Weekly News – May 10, 2019

HQ ARL hosted the second annual Ozone Water Land Environmental Transition Study (OWLETS) and sixth annual Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet) Science Team Meetings in College Park, Maryland, from May 6-8, 2019. Over 50 scientists participated in the joint event, representing NOAA, NASA, and EPA, as well as multiple universities and state agencies involved in…

ARL Weekly News – May 3, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles participated in the spring meeting of the AGU Honors and Recognition Committee on May 1-2 in Washington, DC. The 12-member H&R Committee maintains oversight of AGU’s honors and recognition programs at all levels – Union-wide (medals, fellows, awards, and prizes) and across the 25 Sections. The meeting was held at AGU’s newly…

ARL Weekly News – April 26, 2019

HQ ARL hosted members of the Department of Commerce budget staff on April 22 and Congressional staffers on April 23. Acting Deputy Director Dr. Ariel Stein presented “ARL 101” to both groups, along with a tour of the air chemistry laboratory. Inline Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF)/HYSPLIT Capability in the Real-time Environmental Applications and…

ARL Weekly News – April 19, 2019

ATDD Bruce Baker is a co-author on a manuscript entitled, “Developing a coordinated National Soil Moisture Network to integrate soil moisture data for the United States,” which has been accepted by EOS. From 12-14 April, Temple Lee and Michael Buban participated in the eighth intensive observation period (IOP) of the Meso 18-19 field experiment. During…

ARL Weekly News – April 12, 2019

HQ Xinrong Ren attended the Energy-Related Air Quality and Health Effects Research Workshop and Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS) Meeting in Albany, New York from April 9-11, 2019. He gave a talk titled “Ozone Production and Its Sensitivity to NOx and VOCs during LISTOS 2018” and presented some results on aircraft observations from…

ARL Weekly News – March 28, 2019

ATDD A paper entitled “Evaluation of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model using near-surface meteorological and flux observations from Northern Alabama” by Temple R. Lee, Michael Buban, David D.Turner (NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Global Systems Division), Tilden Meyers, and Bruce Baker was accepted for publication in Weather and Forecasting. In the paper, we found…

ARL Weekly News – March 22, 2019

HQ ARL’s HYSPLIT model played a key role in ensuring public safety following a fire and subsequent leak at a petrochemicals storage facility in Deer Park, Texas. For details, please visit https://www.arl.noaa.gov/about/news-photos/hysplit-aids-ongoing-emergency-response-efforts-in-deer-park-texas/. Three members of the OAR Communications staff visited ARL on 20 March to tour the lab and learn more about the important work…

ARL Weekly News – March 15, 2019

FRD FRD’s meteorological network (the NOAA/Idaho National Laboratory Mesonet) has been experiencing communication issues related to problems with two radio repeaters (a primary and backup) on separate mountain peaks. Snowmobiles are the only viable option to access the repeaters at this time. FRD has been looking at options for having either federal or ERT staff…