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Updated State of the Science Factsheet for Aerosols and Climate 25 August 2022

Updated State of the Science Factsheet for Aerosols and Climate

This fact sheet summarizes NOAA’s efforts to improve the understanding of the impact of aerosols on weather, air quality and climate.

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.

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.

Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania 9 December 2014

Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania

New research supported by the Climate Program Office's Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, & Climate (AC4) program was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science on Dec. 8, 2014.

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.
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