ARL Weekly News – August 30, 2019

ASMD Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments and Air Quality (FIREX-AQ): ASMD staff (Drs. Patrick Campbell, Youhua Tang, Daniel Tong and Pius Lee) are continuing to provide forecasting support to the joint NOAA-NASA FIREX-AQ campaign in the Western U.S. using comprehensive air quality simulations and near real-time wildfire detection from NOAA satellites similar to…

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ARL Weekly News – August 16, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles attended the 2019 NOAA Leadership Seminar (NLS) held at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia. NLS 2019 was a five-day residential leadership development program open to all federal employees. “The Right Results, The Right Way” was this year’s theme. Participants focused on the leadership area of ECQ 3: Results Driven as…

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ARL Weekly News – August 9, 2019

ASMD A paper that HyunCheol Kim co-authored, entitled “Contrasting synoptic weather patterns between non-dust high particulate matter events and Asian dust events in Seoul, South Korea” is now available online from Atmospheric Environment. A second paper co-authored by Dr. Kim, titled “Detection of strong NOX emissions from fine-scale reconstruction of the OMI tropospheric NO2 product,”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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