ARL Weekly News – April 20, 2018

HQ Dr. Robert Swap and Dr. Nader Abuhassan from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center installed a Pandora spectrometer on the roof platform at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP). Pandora tracks either the Sun or Moon to collect light through the total atmospheric column at wavelengths between 291nm and 523nm to measure…

ARL Weekly News – April 13, 2018

HQ Alice Crawford attended the FACETs working group meeting (Forecasting A Continuum of Environmental Threats). The meeting took place in Norman, Oklahoma at the Severe Storms National Laboratory from April 10 through 12. Participants observed forecasters testing new tools to create probabilistic hazard information (PHI) for end users in the hazardous weather testbed. They also…

ARL Weekly News – April 6, 2018

ATDD Temple Lee, Randy White, and Michael Buban conducted an outreach activity on 28 March for over 100 sixth grade earth science students from Rockwood Middle School in Rockwood, TN. Randy showed and discussed many of the weather instruments used in the field, and Temple and Michael performed a weather balloon launch. The teachers are…

ARL Weekly News – March 30, 2018

HQ Xinrong Ren and a few researchers from University of Maryland conducted two research flights over New York City on March 26, in collaboration with a research group from NOAA/ESRL/CSD who have been measuring volatile organic compounds using a mobile lab in New York City and its surrounding areas. Whole air samples were collected during…

ARL Weekly News – March 23, 2018

ATDD LaToya Myles served as an invited speaker and panelist at the 9th Biennial NOAA Education and Science Forum at Howard University on March 18-21. This year’s theme was “Partnering with Academia to Prepare Highly Skilled and Diverse Candidates for NOAA’s STEM Workforce: Building Successful Educational and Research Collaborations for an Inclusive NOAA Mission Enterprise.”…

ARL Weekly News – March 16, 2018

FRD The manuscript “Plume Dispersion in Low-Wind-Speed Conditions During Project Sagebrush Phase 2, with Emphasis on Concentration Variability” authored by Dennis Finn, Roger Carter, Richard Eckman, Jason Rich, Z. Gao, and H. Liu has been accepted for publication in Boundary-Layer Meteorology pending final edits. Staff at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in…

ARL Weekly News – March 9, 2018

HQ Xinrong Ren, Paul Kelley, and Winston Luke traveled to Essex, Maryland to assess a site on Hart-Miller Island at which ARL will install a variety of trace gas sensors for air chemistry, mercury, and greenhouse gases as part of the upcoming Ozone Water-Land Environmental Transition Study 2 (OWLETS-2), a NASA study examining the roles…

ARL Weekly News – March 2, 2018

HQ Drs. Rick Saylor and Pius Lee were invited to lead editing a special issue in Atmosphere, a well-known online journal in air chemistry and atmosphere’s forcing by surface and radiation. Their special issue has concluded with publication of 13 articles including an editorial by Lee and Saylor: “Air quality monitoring and forecasting” (available at:…

ARL Weekly News – February 23, 2018

HQ “Global sensitivity analysis of GEOS-Chem modeled ozone and hydrogen oxides during the INTEX campaigns” [DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-2443-2018], by Kenneth E. Christian, William H. Brune, Jingqiu Mao, and Xinrong Ren was published February 19, 2018 in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics​. This paper applies a global sensitivity method to the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model to find the…

ARL Weekly News – February 16, 2018

HQ Dr. Ariel Stein is an invited speaker for the NOAA Educational Partnership Program’s upcoming 9th Biennial Education and Science Forum, during which Mark Cohen and Alice Crawford will be providing HYSPLIT tutorial. Scheduled from March 18-21, 2018 and hosted by Howard University and NOAA Cooperative Science Center in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M), the…