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Meet Our Scientists: Sally Ng 30 March 2021

Meet Our Scientists: Sally Ng

Dr. Sally Ng, an atmospheric scientist funded by CPO's Atmospheric Chemistry Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) program, is featured in a NOAA Research "Meet Our Scientsits" profile as part of Women's History Month.

How Will Arctic Climate Change Impact the Carbon Cycle? 17 March 2021

How Will Arctic Climate Change Impact the Carbon Cycle?

Recent research suggests a more active carbon dioxide (CO₂) cycle in high northern latitude ecosystems as a result of Arctic climate change.

Air Quality in the Los Angeles Basin Increasingly Dependent on Temperature 16 March 2021

Air Quality in the Los Angeles Basin Increasingly Dependent on Temperature

As air pollution from vehicle emissions decline, the response of pollutants from other sources to temperature is becoming an important factor in high-aerosol and high-ozone events in the Los Angeles megacity region. 

Announcing the GeoXO Atmospheric Composition Town Hall 9 March 2021

Announcing the GeoXO Atmospheric Composition Town Hall

The NOAA GeoXO Atmospheric Composition (AC) Town Hall will be held on April 29, 2021, from 12-4 pm EST to introduce the GeoXO mission to the AC community and share potential AC capabilities from this next-generation NOAA geostationary satellite system. 

Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline 9 February 2021

Emissions of a Banned Ozone-depleting Gas are Back on the Decline

Discovery in 2018 posed first real test of the Montreal Protocol

New analyses of global air measurements show that five years after an unexpected spike in emissions of the banned ozone-depleting chemical chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11, they dropped sharply between 2018 and 2019.
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