ARL Weekly News – Sept 16, 2022

ARL Weekly News – September 16, 2022 Recent Events WMO Releases Air Quality and Climate Update The 2022 WMO Air Quality and Climate Bulletin No. 2, released on September 7, provides an update on the global distribution of particulate matter for 2021, highlighting the contribution of extreme wildfire events. The Bulletin also underscores the relationship…

ARL Weekly News – Sept 9, 2022

ARL Weekly News – September 9, 2022 Recent Events Hazen NV HAZMAT situation uses HYSPLIT modeling Multiple agencies responded to a fire of railroad ties in Hazen, NV on September 7, 2022. The large black smoke plume caused concern for the air quality in the area, as railroad ties are treated with creosote. Evacuations were…

ARL Weekly News – Sept 2, 2022

ARL Weekly News – September 2, 2022 Recent Events 2021 Edition of the State of the Climate Report Now Available The 2021 edition of the annual State of the Climate Report was published and released on August 31st. The report, compiled by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, is based on contributions from scientists from…

ARL Weekly News – August 26, 2022

ARL Weekly News – August 26, 2022 Recent Events National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference Phil Stratton, Winston Luke and Xinrong Ren attended the National Ambient Air Monitoring Conference (NAAMC) in Pittsburgh, PA from Monday-Thursday, August 22-25. The conference was primarily for federal, state, local and tribal air pollution organizations involved with operating, planning, or managing…

ARL Weekly News – August 19, 2022

ARL Weekly News – August 19, 2022 Recent Events The Flux Observations of Carbon from an Airborne Laboratory (FOCAL) Project Team Returns from Alaska’s North Slope An ATDD team including Praveena Krishnan, Mark Heuer, Dominick Christensen, and Tom Wood traveled to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska during August 8 to 14, 2022 to start ground-based observations…

ARL Weekly News – August 12, 2022

ARL Weekly News – August 12, 2022 Recent Events Riverside County Alert for a railcar carrying styrene on August 11, 2022. HYSPLIT Supports Response to Railcar HAZMAT situation near Riverside, California An overheated rail car carrying styrene was monitored by NOAA Weather Forecast Office (WFO) San Diego beginning on August 11, 2022. A local evacuation…

ARL Weekly News – August 5, 2022

ARL Weekly News – August 5, 2022 Recent Events HYSPLIT Supports Response to Propane Leak in Shell Knob, MO. NOAA WFO Springfield responded to a  propane leak at Shell Knob MO with several HYSPLIT runs on Wednesday, August 3.  The WFO ran several simulations as firetrucks cooled the propane tank by ferrying over 175,000 gallons…

ARL Weekly News – July 29, 2022

ARL Weekly News – July 29, 2022 Conferences and Events AGU Honors and Recognition Committee. LaToya Myles chaired an AGU Honors and Recognition Committee Meeting on July 20-21. The committee of 15 scientists from five countries convened in-person at AGU Headquarters in Washington, DC and via Zoom. As chair, she is leading a comprehensive review…

ARL Weekly News – July 22, 2022

ARL Weekly News – July 22, 2022 Conferences and Events 26th Annual George Mason University Conference on Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling ARL is cosponsoring the 26th Annual George Mason University Transport & Dispersion Modeling Conference July 26-28, at George Mason University. Topics cover a wide range under the general category of atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling. The model…

ARL Weekly 7-15-2022

ARL Weekly News – July 15, 2022 Recent Events HYSPLIT V8 Approved for Implementation Implementation of HYSPLIT v8 at the NCEP was presented to the Office Director and approved on July 14, 2022. Scientific upgrades to HYSPLITv8 include upgrading code, coupling of HYSPLIT to GEFS and HREF for probabilistic forecasts of hazards such as volcanic…