New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields 3 October 2014

New study explains wintertime ozone pollution in Utah oil and gas fields

Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published online Nature. CPO's AC-4 program supported this research.
Modeling regional aerosol variability over California and its sensitivity to emissions and long-range transport during the 2010 CalNex and CARES campaigns 22 September 2014

Modeling regional aerosol variability over California and its sensitivity to emissions and long-range transport during the 2010 CalNex and CARES campaigns

A new paper: “Modeling regional aerosol variability over California and its sensitivity to emissions and long-range transport during the 2010 CalNex and CARES campaigns,” has been published in the Journal for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. CalNex (the California Nexus, Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change) is a 2010 field program funded by state of California and the Climate Program Office's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program.

Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydroxyl parity 11 September 2014

Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydroxyl parity

New research titled: “Observational evidence for interhemispheric hydorxyl parity,” appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of Nature.  The research, which is about the abundance of the hydroxyl radical on hemispheric scales,  is partially funded by CPO’s AC-4 program.
CarbonTracker-CH4: An assimilation system for estimating emissions of atmospheric methane 1 September 2014

CarbonTracker-CH4: An assimilation system for estimating emissions of atmospheric methane

CarbonTracker methane, an off-shoot of NOAA's highly successful CarbonTracker, which was partially funded by CPO's AC4 program, has earned peer-reviewed status with a recent paper in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Airborne measurements confirm leaks from oil and gas operations 7 May 2014

Airborne measurements confirm leaks from oil and gas operations

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

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