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…

ARL Weekly News – November 6, 2020

ARL Weekly News – November 6, 2020 Recent Events Improvements to HYSPLIT User Interface Several usability improvements to HYSPLIT have been incorporated per user feedback. A ring radius and its center position can be specified through input fields. The location search now allows different view points, including the ability to enter a street address directly. A…

ARL Weekly News – October 30, 2020

ARL Weekly News – October 30, 2020 Recent Events 2020 OAR Awards Recognize ARL-developed Locust Forecasting Application 2020 OAR Awards recognized ARL’s Mark Cohen and Rick Jiang in the Personal & Professional Excellence Category for developing the ARL’s Locust Forecasting Web Application for the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Late 2019 saw…

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 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, joined…