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ALPACA 14 July 2022

ALPACA

Critical Air Quality Research in Fairbanks, Alaska

In winter 2022, about fifty scientists from the United States and Europe completed a seven-week atmospheric chemistry study of Fairbanks, Alaska–the state’s second-largest city. 

The study, called the Alaskan Layered Pollution and Chemical Analysis (ALPACA) project, investigated the chemistry of Fairbanks’s air pollution–especially how the pollution behaves in the cold and dark.

 

Using Machine Learning to Combat the Urban Heat Island Effect 3 June 2022

Using Machine Learning to Combat the Urban Heat Island Effect

In a new COM-funded study, machine learning techniques are used to create a model of heat and carbon processes in the urban environment to provide resources for mitigation.

Recent Research Supports NOAA Artificial Intelligence Strategy and CPO Water Resources Climate Risk Area 27 May 2022

Recent Research Supports NOAA Artificial Intelligence Strategy and CPO Water Resources Climate Risk Area

Two recent publications demonstrate the value of machine learning techniques to characterize complex water resources in the western U.S.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment 23 May 2022

NOAA Climate Program Office’s MAPP program awards $2.7 million for new climate monitoring to support risk assessment

CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program is announcing seven new three-year projects for Fiscal Years 2022-2024 that aim to develop new model-based monitoring products addressing key climate impact areas totaling $2.7 million. 

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.

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