ARL Weekly News – October 23, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 23, 2020 Recent Events ARL Contribution to Air Quality Forecasting Capability Recognized in NOAA Administrator’s Awards. The 2020 NOAA 2020 Administrator’s Awards include recognition of the upgrade to the National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) developed jointly with ARL and NWS. ARL Awardees include ARL’s Pius Lee and Rick Saylor,…

ARL Weekly News – October 16, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 16, 2020. Upcoming Events ARL investigations aboard the University of Maryland’s Cessna aircraft will take their final flight of 2020 on October 21, weather dependent. Xinrong Ren (while not physically on the flights) and his colleagues at the University of Maryland, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Purdue…

ARL Weekly News – October 9, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 9, 2020 Recent Events National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) Forecaster-Feedback Meeting The 16th annual National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) forecaster-feedback meeting held on Oct 8-9, 2020, included 82 local and international representatives. This annual event provides air quality forecasting modelers with the opportunity to exchange notes and evaluate…

ARL Weekly News – October 2, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 2, 2020 Recent Announcements and Events   LaToya Myles Named Acting Director of ATDD Dr. LaToya Myles LaToya Myles, Ph.D. has agreed to serve as Acting Director of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, beginning October 1, 2020. Dr. Myles is a proven leader…

ARL Weekly News – September 25, 2020

ARL Weekly News – September 25, 2020 Recent Events Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) Upgrade Includes FV3 Dynamical Core NOAA’s Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) was upgraded on September 23, 2020 by the National Weather Service.  GEFSv12 now uses the Finite-Volume Cubed Sphere (FV3) dynamical core and includes an ensemble member that deterministically predicts global…

ARL Weekly News – September 11, 2020

ARL Weekly News – September 11, 2020. Recent Events Invited HYSPLIT Lecture. Mark Cohen gave an invited lecture to an undergraduate course at the University of Maryland introducing the HYSPLIT model. The course, FIRE-298, Sustainability Analytics, taught by Professor Thanicha Ruangmas, is part of the FIRE (First-Year Innovation & Research Experience) program.  Slides from the lecture, An…

ARL Weekly News – August 28, 2020

ARL Weekly News – August 28, 2020 Recent Events Methane Inventory in Maryland. On August 25, Xinrong Ren attended a virtual meeting on Methane Inventory Enhancement Partnership with Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and University of Maryland (UMD).  In the meeting, Xinrong and his colleagues at UMD provided MDE policy-relevant scientific information based on published aircraft…

ARL Weekly News – August 21, 2020

ARL Weekly News – August 21, 2020 Recent Accomplishments ATDD Resumes Vertical Profile Flights. ATDD resumed flights with its small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) at Oliver Springs. Eight flights were performed, each on 20 and 21 August between 0700 EDT and 1030 EDT, sampling temperature, moisture, and wind fields between the surface and about 700 m…

ARL Weekly News – August 14, 2020

ARL Weekly News – August 14, 2020. Recent Events.  NOAA Leadership Seminar Dr. LaToya Myles will deliver an invited presentation during the 2020 Virtual NOAA Leadership Seminar (NLS).  Her presentation entitled Adjusting the Sails: Creativity and Flexibility in Times of Change is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 pm ET. She was a member of the 2019…