Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations 21 October 2022

Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations

A new AC4-funded publication utilizes FIREX-AQ observations to evaluate common modeling representations of wildfire smoke plumes and finds they can be improved by expanding the use of observations for heat flux and boundary layer height.

Laboratory Experiments Simulate Real World Atmospheric Aerosol Formation 14 October 2022

Laboratory Experiments Simulate Real World Atmospheric Aerosol Formation

AC4-supported research uses controlled chamber experiments to study the atmospheric formation of secondary organic aerosols.

Climate Program Office and Chemical Science Laboratory host AGES workshop in Boulder, CO 7 October 2022

Climate Program Office and Chemical Science Laboratory host AGES workshop in Boulder, CO

Recent successful NOAA AGES workshop, sponsored by AC4 and ERB, focused on coordinating field measurements of urban and marine atmospheric composition across numerous field campaigns for summer 2023.

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award 23 September 2022

AC4’s Shiv Das Receives UCAR Special Recognition Award

 

Shiv Das receives UCAR Special Recognition Award for his extraordinary work during his first year in CPO. 

Updated State of the Science Factsheet for Aerosols and Climate 26 August 2022

Updated State of the Science Factsheet for Aerosols and Climate

This fact sheet summarizes NOAA’s efforts to improve the understanding of the impact of aerosols on weather, air quality and climate.

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