ARL Weekly News – May 22, 2020

ARL Weekly News – May 22, 2020 Recent News Precipitation is one of the primary measurements for the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). Many of our stations across the U.S. receive annual rainfall in excess of the Geonor rain gauge’s capacity. An over capacity gauge results in lost precipitation data. Presently we rely on local…

ARL Weekly News – May 15, 2020

ARL Weekly News – May 15, 2020 Recent Events Atmospheric Deposition Meeting: Winston Luke attended the spring 2020 meeting of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) from May 11-14. Originally to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, the meeting was instead attended virtually by over 80 participants. Dr. Luke serves as the Vice Chair of the…

ARL Weekly News – May 8, 2020

Recent Events HYSPLIT-based web app developed for United Nations’ locust tracking: NOAA issued a press release and web story regarding ARL’s development of a web-based, user friendly application enabling the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to more easily forecast and warn of historic numbers of desert locust swarms. Enhanced Operational Model: ARL’s atmospheric chemistry team…

ARL Weekly News – May 1, 2020

ARL Weekly News – May 1, 2020 Recent Events Research flights: In collaboration with University of Maryland (UMD), NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), Purdue University, and Stony Brook University, ARL is supporting and involved in the East Coast Outflow – COVID (ECO-COVID) field study. Three instrumented airplanes were involved in this study, including UMD/ARL’s…

ARL Weekly News – April 24, 2020

ARL Weekly News – April 24, 2020 Recent Events Conference Presentations: ARL scientists Daniel Tong, Youhua Tang, Barry Baker, Patrick Campbell, Fantine Ngan, Hyuncheol Kim, Tianfeng Chai and Pius Lee contributed to four talks delivered at the 3rd International Smoke Symposium hosted by the International Association of Wildland Fire. These included Pius’ “Campaign-support forecast and…

ARL Weekly News – April 17, 2020

ARL Weekly News – April 17, 2020 Recent Events In the News: Dr. Patrick Campbell was quoted in a recent article titled “As economy sputters, scientists race to gauge effects of pollution decline.” Written by Zack Colman, the story appeared in Politico on April 13. Campbell was asked to provide data/observations of changes in small…

ARL Weekly News – April 10, 2020

ARL Weekly News – April 10, 2020 Recent Events Research Flights: Xinrong Ren and Winston Luke submitted a project topic for a joint NESDIS-OAR collaborative effort to gather ideas for joint research projects that address impacts on the Earth system during the economic hiatus caused by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as during the eventual…

ARL Weekly News – April 3, 2020

ARL Weekly News – April 3, 2020 Recent Events Air Quality Monitoring: Scientists at ARL, in collaboration with partners at the University of Maryland and the Maryland Department of the Environment, deployed instruments at two field sites in the Washington-Baltimore region to monitor air quality and greenhouse gases during the COVID-19 outbreak. The deployed instruments…

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…