Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Using Airborne and Ground-Based Field Observations to Improve Understanding of Atmospheric Ozone Production 28 October 2022

Using Airborne and Ground-Based Field Observations to Improve Understanding of Atmospheric Ozone Production

A new AC4-funded study on atmospheric ozone production uses field observations to investigate changes in ozone production on high ozone concentration days during the summer of 2018.

New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution 28 October 2022

New Aerosol Study Uses FIREX-AQ Data to Link Visual Aerosol Properties to Wildfire Smoke Evolution

Using data from the FIREX-AQ field campaign, a new AC4-funded research study develops a comparison between aerosol concentration and the way aerosol particles scatter light in the atmosphere, offering new insights into wildfire smoke evolution.

Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations 21 October 2022

Identifying and Improving Wildfire Forecast Model Weaknesses Using FIREX-AQ Observations

A new AC4-funded publication utilizes FIREX-AQ observations to evaluate common modeling representations of wildfire smoke plumes and finds they can be improved by expanding the use of observations for heat flux and boundary layer height.

C&GC Fellow Mukund Palat Rao to present in October 31 Webinar: Estimating the Forest Carbon Cycle Under Climate Change 19 October 2022

C&GC Fellow Mukund Palat Rao to present in October 31 Webinar: Estimating the Forest Carbon Cycle Under Climate Change

This second webinar in a series spotlighting NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows will feature current fellow and ecoclimatologist Dr. Mukund Palat Rao discussing the forest carbon cycle in the context of climate change.

NOAA at NAF: Discussing the Science, Services, People and Partnerships Needed to Build a Climate-Ready Nation 14 October 2022

NOAA at NAF: Discussing the Science, Services, People and Partnerships Needed to Build a Climate-Ready Nation

Held in Baltimore from Oct. 25-27, the event will provide the opportunity for CPO and other NOAA personnel to share knowledge and resources regarding adaptation, and build partnerships.

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