Aircraft Measurements of Nitrogen May Lead to a Better Understanding of Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality 22 December 2020

Aircraft Measurements of Nitrogen May Lead to a Better Understanding of Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality

A research team, funded in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program, participated in the 2018 WE-CAN field campaign and used resulting emission samples from 23 wildfires to better understand reactive nitrogen in wildfire plumes in order to improve air quality forecasts.

How the Annual Wet/Dry Cycle Influences Daily Rainfall in the Maritime Continent 16 December 2020

How the Annual Wet/Dry Cycle Influences Daily Rainfall in the Maritime Continent

New study by researchers supported by CPO’s Climate Variability & Predictability (CVP) program investigates how the wet and dry seasons of the Maritime Continent impact daily precipitation cycles in the region. 

Rising Temperatures and Better Cars: Ozone Production in the Los Angeles Basin 16 December 2020

Rising Temperatures and Better Cars: Ozone Production in the Los Angeles Basin

Funded in part by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate program, this study analyzed trends in two well-known precursors of ozone and their relationship to high ozone events in the Los Angeles basin over the last two decades. In particular, continued heat events will probably be associated with more high ozone events. 

Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product 15 December 2020

Evaluating the Newest Version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product

A study funded by both CPO’s COM and MAPP programs shows the newest version of the NOAA-CIRES-DOE 20th Century Reanalysis Product produces useful estimates for past atmospheric variables as far back as 1806.

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of  Past Tropical Pacific Climates 15 December 2020

Volcanic Eruptions and Coral Archives Guide Reconstruction of Past Tropical Pacific Climates

University of Washington researchers, funded in part by CPO’s Climate Observation and Monitoring (COM) program show that coral-only proxy reconstructions are more skillful with regards to tropical Pacific variability in the Nino 3.4 region (central, equatorial pacific) and show an unexpected climate responses to early 19th century volcanic eruptions. 

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