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COVID-19 Lockdown Significantly Reduced Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20 May 2022

COVID-19 Lockdown Significantly Reduced Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New research illustrates a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from six North American cities because of a reduction in traffic and economic activities during COVID-19 lockdown.

UV-VIS-NIR Workshop 6/14/2022 12:00 PM - 6/15/2022 3:00 PM

UV-VIS-NIR Workshop

AC4 and ERB in collaboration with NESDIS is organizing a workshop to better understand the needs of atmospheric composition applications and gather recommendations for future UV-Vis-NIR data from the low-earth orbiting (LEO) NOAA satellite missions.

NOAA’s observations help inform U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reporting for hydrofluorocarbons 25 April 2022

NOAA’s observations help inform U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reporting for hydrofluorocarbons

For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included a comparison of NOAA’s atmospheric emission estimates of four hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to its own inventory-based estimates in the just-released U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, based on results first reported in the 2017 Geophysical Research Letters study by a team of NOAA, CIRES, and EPA scientists.

Climate mitigation policies for cities must consider air quality impacts 14 April 2022

Climate mitigation policies for cities must consider air quality impacts

These urban mitigation policies aimed at reducing CO2 emissions can worsen air quality and cause premature deaths if coemitted pollutants are not accounted for.

Solid aerosols in Arctic atmosphere could impact cloud formation and climate 14 April 2022

Solid aerosols in Arctic atmosphere could impact cloud formation and climate

New research demonstrates the presence of solid organic-coated ammonium sulfate particles in the Arctic boundary layer. As the Arctic loses ice, researchers expect to see more of these unique particles formed from oceanic emissions combined with ammonia from birds, that can change how clouds form and climate.

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