ARL Weekly News – November 23, 2018

SORD James Wood visited a local elementary school and gave a weather talk to the third grade class. The presentation consisted of a demonstration of wind, temperature, relative humidity, and pressure instruments; an explanation of the basic science behind weather and the relationship between weather and wild land fire safety; and a question and answer…

ARL Weekly News – November 16, 2018

HQ At the 2018 Fall Meeting of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), Winston Luke was elected to serve as Secretary of the Network Operations Subcommittee (NOS) of NADP. The NOS oversees field-siting criteria and laboratory and sample collection protocols, and evaluates equipment and record keeping methods. After serving for one year as Secretary, Dr.…

ARL Weekly News – November 9, 2018

ATDD ATDD’s Howard Diamond and Tilden Meyers participated in NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) Earth System Science and Modeling meeting November 6-7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, along with ARL’s Acting Director, Dr. Ariel Stein. Diamond presented “Air Resources Laboratory’s Role in a Bedrock to Boundary Layer (B2B) Initiative” and Meyers co-presented “A Multi-Lab Integrated Observation…

ARL Weekly News – November 2, 2018

HQ Winston Luke will travel to Albany, New York from November 4-10 to attend the technical and science committee meetings of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). NADP is a cooperative program of federal, state, tribal and local agencies, educational institutions, private companies and non-governmental organizations, and provides long-term, high-quality air and precipitation measurements to…

ARL Weekly News – October 26, 2018

HQ The 17th Annual Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was held between October 22 and 24, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ARL led and contributed to 10 presentations. Youhua Tang, Tianfeng Chai and Daniel Tong focused on emission modeling and gave the following presentations: “HI…

ARL Weekly News – October 19, 2018

HQ Pius Lee attended an annual Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environment (IMPROVE) Network Steering Committee Meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 16-17. IMPROVE is one of the longest running surface speciated particulate matter monitoring network that had its first every third day continuous speciated aerosol mass sample taken in 1988. IMPROVE is largely led…

ARL Weekly News – October 12, 2018

HQ WMO Commission of Basic Systems’ Expert Team on Emergency Response Activities Meeting: Glenn Rolph participated as an invited guest at the WMO Commission of Basic Systems’ (CBS) Expert Team on Emergency Response Activities (ET-ERA) meeting in Vienna, Austria from October 1 to 5. The meeting is held every 2 or 3 years to coordinate…

ARL Weekly News – September 28, 2018

FRD Sudheer Bhimireddy, a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas San Antonio, gave a GoToMeeting presentation this week on his research involving Large Eddy Simulations of tracer releases from Project Sagebrush. His initial work focuses on the daytime releases in Phase 1 of Project Sagebrush. Sudheer ultimately wants to add cloud buoyancy effects into…

ARL Weekly News – September 14, 2018

HQ ARL’s HYSPLIT group presented “Then and Now: How HYSPLIT Changed the Course of Transport and Dispersion Modeling and Fundamentally Embedded Itself into both Research and Operational Decision-Making” at NOAA’s first General Modeling Meeting and Fair in College Park, Maryland. Coordinated by Dr. Alice Crawford, this exhibit on September 11 featured work by the entire…