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Using Machine Learning to Improve Atmospheric Black Carbon Prediction 26 August 2022

Using Machine Learning to Improve Atmospheric Black Carbon Prediction

Researchers funded by AC4 advance modeling and prediction of black carbon using machine learning techniques.

Western US Wildfire Smoke Plume Measurements Help Scientists Understand Nitrous Acid Sources 19 August 2022

Western US Wildfire Smoke Plume Measurements Help Scientists Understand Nitrous Acid Sources

 

Researchers funded by AC4 sample wildfire smoke in the Western US and characterized sources of atmospheric nitrous acid.

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.

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. 

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink 10 June 2015

Semi-arid regions may be key to understanding and predicting variations in the land CO2 sink

Terrestrial ecosystems pull about one-fourth of anthropogenic CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere per year, serving as a sink for CO2 since industrialization.

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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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