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New field project assessing the evolution of atmospheric pollution in the New York City area 2 August 2022

New field project assessing the evolution of atmospheric pollution in the New York City area

AC4 funded research uses unprecedented field measurements to gather data on real-world vehicular and non-vehicular volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions to characterize emission rates and oxidative aging of various types of organic pollutants and greenhouse gases in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area.

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration? 21 January 2022

New publication: Will the COVID-19 lockdown slow the trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions, documented in a new publication in Environmental Research Letters.

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments 12 November 2021

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments

A draft report titled “Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices” seeks review comments.

Could Human-Made Emissions Produce Stronger Hurricanes? 4 March 2019

Could Human-Made Emissions Produce Stronger Hurricanes?

While the cause of increased intensity in North Atlantic hurricanes has been under much debate, new research explores human-made emissions as a potential driver.

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

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The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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