ARL Weekly News – August 2, 2019

ASMD In July 2019, Xinrong Ren and a few researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) conducted research flights over the New York City and Long Island Sound area during the 2019 Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS). Measurements taken included ozone and its precursors such as nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. ARL’s…

ARL Weekly News – July 26, 2019

ASMD ARL scientists started their modeling support for the FIREX-AQ field experiment, a joint venture led by NOAA and NASA. Dr. Tang attended its phase I deployment in Boise, ID to provide on-site forecast support. ARL’s Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System (CMAQ) model, primarily used in National Air Quality Forecasting Capability operations, serves as…

ARL Weekly News – July 19, 2019

ASMD Dr. Winston Luke conducted a site visit at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) in Hawaii. While there, he collaborated with MLO staff and Dr. Akane Yamakawa to install equipment to collect samples of atmospheric mercury species for the determination of their isotopic composition by mass spectrometry techniques. Dr. Yamakawa is a Senior Researcher in…

ARL Weekly News – July 12, 2019

ATDD Temple Lee, Michael Buban, and Ed Dumas participated in the first intensive observation period of the Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors 2019 (CHEESEHEAD19) campaign from 8-12 July. The aim of CHEESEHEAD is to address the role of boundary-layer responses to land surface changes and involves collaborators…

ARL Weekly News – July 5, 2019

HQ Allison Ring and Alice Crawford developed a prototype web page which produces HYSPLIT trajectory runs based on alerts produced by the volcanic cloud monitoring system at NESDIS-CIMSS (the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service – Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies). More information on the alerts can be found at https://volcano.ssec.wisc.edu/auth/login?redirect_to=%2F and the…

ARL Weekly News – June 28, 2019

ATDD OAR/ARL/ATDD will participate along with OAR/PSD, OAR/NSSL, and OAR/GSD in the Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors (CHEESEHEAD). This intensive field-campaign (sponsored by the National Science Foundation) is designed specifically to address long-standing questions regarding the role of atmospheric boundary-layer responses (PBL heights and mixing) to land…

ARL Weekly News – June 21, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles is co-author on a new research paper entitled “Developing scientists as champions of diversity to transform the geosciences” in the Journal of Geoscience Education. The paper describes National Science Foundation-supported professional development workshops, Geo Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD) Institutes, which provided geoscience leaders with the tools and skills necessary to…

ARL Weekly News – June 14, 2019

HQ On June 10, 2019, Rick Jiang, Senior Information Technology (IT) Manager and ARL System Owner, briefed the results of FY2019 IT Security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities to OAR’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, Gary Matlock, and Assistant Chief Information Officer, Jeremy Warren. ARL’s Acting Deputy Director, Ariel Stein, and Information System Security Officer,…

ARL Weekly News – June 7, 2019

HQ The NCEP Acting Director gave final approval for the implementation of the HYSPLIT upgrade (NCEP version number 7.6) on June 12, 2019. The main features of this package are changes required to keep up with NCEP’s GFS upgrade, increases the GFS-HYSPLIT-formatted hybrid-level file horizontal resolution to quarter-degree, adds conversion of HRRR native-level output to…

ARL Weekly News – May 31, 2019

HQ On May 30, 2019, Xinrong Ren attended the American Chemical Society’s 2019 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. He gave an invited talk entitled “Ozone Photochemistry during OWLETS-2 and LISTOS in Summer 2018” and presented some results on ozone and its precursors from two aircraft studies…