New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution 28 October 2022

New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution

Using data from the FIREX-AQ field campaign, a new AC4-funded research study develops a comparison between aerosol concentration and the way aerosol particles scatter light in the atmosphere, offering new insights into wildfire smoke evolution.

NOAA Awards Over $15 Million for Climate Science, Community Resilience 25 October 2022

NOAA Awards Over $15 Million for Climate Science, Community Resilience

NOAA'S Climate Program Office (CPO) announced today a total award amount of over $15 million to support 63 innovative and impactful projects that will improve our nation's resilience at a critical time in the fight against the climate crisis.

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.

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