Lawns & Landscaping Provide Surprising Contribution to Los Angeles Basin’s Carbon Emissions 13 October 2020

Lawns & Landscaping Provide Surprising Contribution to Los Angeles Basin’s Carbon Emissions

The Los Angeles Basin is often thought of as a dry, smoggy, overdeveloped landscape. But a new study funded in part by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate Program shows that the manicured lawns, emerald golf courses and trees of America’s second-largest city have a surprisingly large influence on the city’s carbon emissions.

PNAS Study Improves Representation of Dry Deposition in Climate and Air Quality Models 13 October 2020

PNAS Study Improves Representation of Dry Deposition in Climate and Air Quality Models

Atmospheric scientists, funded in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) program, developed an improved method to represent the removal of aerosols from the atmosphere in climate and air quality models.

AC4-Funded Researchers Launch New Webinar Series 23 September 2020

AC4-Funded Researchers Launch New Webinar Series

Called Frontiers in Atmospheric Chemistry, this high profile virtual seminar series will take place “live” on Zoom webinars on Fridays at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern over the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14 1 June 2020

Tracking fossil fuel emissions with carbon-14

Researchers, funded in part by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate Program (AC4), have devised a breakthrough method for estimating national emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels using ambient air samples and a well-known isotope of carbon that scientists have relied on for decades to date archaeological sites.

ESSM releases Extreme Heat Workshop Report 13 May 2020

ESSM releases Extreme Heat Workshop Report

The report captures two days of plenary presentations as well as small breakout group discussions, and provides recommendations for future research directions for ESSM and partners.

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