ARL Weekly News – January 15, 2021

ARL Weekly News – January 15, 2021 Recent Events Economic Shutdown Impacts on Ozone Pollution presented to NOAA Senior Managers. Patrick Campbell presented to NOAA OAR senior managers on Jan 11, 2021 on ARL research on COVID-19  impacts to Ozone and pollution. Despite widespread reductions in automobile traffic throughout most of the United States in…

ARL Weekly News – January 8, 2021

ARL Weekly News – January 8, 2021 Upcoming Events. AMS Conference begins Virtually. The AMS Conference begins Jan 11, 2021 with substantial ARL’s participation in the meeting.  Some of the ARL contributions and papers are covered in more detail here: https://www.arl.noaa.gov/about/news-photos/arl-researchers-head-to-ams-meeting/ Diamond to Chair AMS Committee on Meteorology and Oceanography of the Southern Hemisphere Dr.…

ARL Weekly News – January 1, 2021

ARL Weekly News – January 1, 2021 Recent Events 2020 Finishes with Record Number of HYSPLIT runs. The HYSPLIT server READY hosted over 2 million runs in 2020. The 2,055,410 simulations marks a 34% increase from the previous year. The success of online training during the summer of 2020 may have enabled new users to access…

ARL Weekly News – December 18, 2020

ARL Weekly News – December 18, 2020 Recent Events ARL Use of Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems Described in “Inside Unmanned Systems” An interview with Bruce Baker in the December/January issue of Inside Unmanned Systems describes ARL’s use of small uncrewed aerial systems to measure the planetary boundary layer. These uncrewed vehicles, or drones, are used…

ARL Weekly News – December 11, 2020

ARL Weekly News – December 11, 2020 Recent Events Talk at George Mason on STILT Features within HYSPLIT Mark Cohen and Chris Loughner attended the virtual George Mason University Conference on Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling December 8-10. Chris Loughner gave a presentation on recent updates to the HYSPLIT model. The title of his talk…

ARL Weekly News – November 27, 2020

ARL Weekly News – November 27, 2020 Recent Events Recent Publications Bruce Hicks and Will Pendergrass coauthored: The North American Solar Eclipse of 2017: Observations on the Surface Biosphere, Time Responses and Persistence in Boundary-Layer Meteorology. The 2017 North American Solar Eclipse offered an opportunity to observe near-surface weather before, during, and after the eclipse,…

ARL Weekly News – November 20, 2020

ARL Weekly News – November 20, 2020 Recent Events US-Canada Air Quality Committee Briefed on Wildfire Smoke On November 19, 2020 the annual US-Canada Air Quality Committee Meeting was hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and co-chaired by Jennifer Kerr. The Committee meets on science-policy issues affecting the two countries as well as…

ARL Weekly News – November 13, 2020

ARL Weekly News – November 13, 2020 Recent Events  Usability Improvements to HYSPLIT for Specific Location Data Arial view of November 11, 2020 recycling plant fire in Houston, Texas. (Image courtesy of KHOU). When fire broke out at the Independent Texas Recyclers on November 11, in Houston, Texas, local Fire and HAZMAT crews were dispatched…