ARL Weekly News – March 27, 2020

ARL Weekly News – March 27, 2020 Recent Events MONET Version 2.2 and MONETIO Version 0.1 Released: On March 25, ARL released Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Tool Version 2.2 (MONET v.2.2) and Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Tool Input and Output v0.1 (MONETIO). MONET v.2.2 boasts major updates designed to streamline the user experience and facilitate…

ARL Weekly News – March 20, 2020

ARL Weekly News – March 20, 2020 Upcoming Events National Air Quality Forecasting Capability (NAQFC) Emission Update: The ARL NAQFC team (Drs. Pius Lee, Youhua Tang, Patrick Campbell and Daniel Tong) is responsible for assuring NAQFC forecast performance. One of their responsibilities involves the quality assurance and inclusion of the latest major point-source emissions from…

ARL Weekly News – March 6, 2020

Dr. Howard Diamond, as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) Program Manager, was invited to dial in to the March 2020 monthly meeting of the North Slope Borough Assembly (analogous to a city or county council) meeting. The North Slope Borough is the northernmost municipal government in the U.S. and encompasses an area of nearly…

ARL Weekly News – February 28, 2020

On February 28th, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) International Program Lead for issues such as Volcanic Ash, Karen Shelton-Mur, and people from AvMet Application, Inc., who contract to the FAA for support, visited the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction to get a tour of the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC). The tour…

ARL Weekly News – February 21, 2020

From February 9-19, Paul Kelley and Winston Luke traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii to visit the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO). While there, the two performed semi-annual maintenance, repairs, and calibrations of the trace gas and aerosol monitors; trained a new site operator to operate the instrumentation; and collaborated with Dr. Akane Yamakawa from…

ARL Weekly News – February 14, 2020

Ariel Stein and Xinrong Ren are among the co-authors of a manuscript titled “Wintertime CO2, CH4 and CO emissions estimation for the Washington DC / Baltimore metropolitan area using an inverse modeling technique” that was accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Technology. Alice Crawford gave a presentation titled “Volcanic Ash Forecasting for Aviation” to…

ARL Weekly News – February 7, 2020

Nebila Lichiheb, LaToya Myles, Will Pendergrass, Bruce Hicks, and Ariel Stein met with Dr. Torreon Creekmore from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to review Nebila’s planned research as an Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Fellow and discuss opportunities to advance urban meteorology programs. The IC Postdoctoral Program is administered through Oak Ridge Associated Universities…

ARL Weekly News – January 31, 2020

On January 30-31 Ariel Stein and Xinrong Ren participated in the Urban Greenhouse Gas Testbed Workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. Participants in the workshop included representatives from different federal agencies and universities as well as several international organizations and institutions, all of whom are involved in some way…

ARL Weekly News – January 24, 2020

Dr. Hyun Cheol Kim will travel to South Korea January 27 – February 4 to attend three separate meetings, beginning with a project progress meeting at Ajou University focused on satellite and emission top-down approaches in East Asia. He’ll also participate in an air quality workshop at Ewha University and meet with colleagues at the…

ARL Weekly News – January 17, 2020

ASMD On January 21st, the OAR Portfolio Team will be holding its inaugural Portfolio Seminar entitled “Subseasonal to Seasonal to Decadal: Extreme Heat” in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Portfolio Seminar Series is designed to improve the communication of the unique capabilities of OAR’s labs and programs and foster collaboration at the lab and program staff…