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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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ARL Weekly News – May 24, 2019

ATDD Rick Saylor served as a member of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) version 5.3 model Review Panel which took place May 21-23 at the U. S. EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The Computational Exposure Division (CED) of NERL is responsible for maintaining and improving CMAQ and…

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ARL Weekly News – May 17, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles is co-author of a paper entitled, “Developing Scientists as Champions of Diversity to Transform the Geosciences,” that was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Geoscience Education. Authors are Kathleen Quardokus Fisher (Florida International U.), Eric Kaufman (Virginia Tech), Oriana Calagna (Florida International U.), LaToya Myles, Carolyn Brinkworth (UCAR), Denise R.…

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ARL Weekly News – May 10, 2019

HQ ARL hosted the second annual Ozone Water Land Environmental Transition Study (OWLETS) and sixth annual Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet) Science Team Meetings in College Park, Maryland, from May 6-8, 2019. Over 50 scientists participated in the joint event, representing NOAA, NASA, and EPA, as well as multiple universities and state agencies involved in…

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ARL Weekly News – May 3, 2019

ATDD LaToya Myles participated in the spring meeting of the AGU Honors and Recognition Committee on May 1-2 in Washington, DC. The 12-member H&R Committee maintains oversight of AGU’s honors and recognition programs at all levels – Union-wide (medals, fellows, awards, and prizes) and across the 25 Sections. The meeting was held at AGU’s newly…

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ARL Weekly News – April 26, 2019

HQ ARL hosted members of the Department of Commerce budget staff on April 22 and Congressional staffers on April 23. Acting Deputy Director Dr. Ariel Stein presented “ARL 101” to both groups, along with a tour of the air chemistry laboratory. Inline Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF)/HYSPLIT Capability in the Real-time Environmental Applications and…

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ARL Weekly News – April 19, 2019

ATDD Bruce Baker is a co-author on a manuscript entitled, “Developing a coordinated National Soil Moisture Network to integrate soil moisture data for the United States,” which has been accepted by EOS. From 12-14 April, Temple Lee and Michael Buban participated in the eighth intensive observation period (IOP) of the Meso 18-19 field experiment. During…

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