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.

Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol 18 March 2014

Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol

Research funded by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program was published in Nature Geosciences.  The article assesses the relationship between the organic carbon content of sea water and freshly emitted sea spray aerosol in the North Atlantic as well as the coastal waters of California.

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