A new study on air quality impacts from wildfires funded by AC4 provides improved satellite observations and a characterization of how smoke pollution evolves as it travels to urban areas.
CPO is seeking applications for six individual competitions in FY24. Several of these competitions are relevant to the suite of urgent climate-driven societal challenges and risks faced by our Nation that CPO aims to address. Approximately $9 million will be available for approximately 90 new awards pending budget appropriations.
Using the “natural experiment” created by the significant reduction in emissions during mandated COVID-19 lockdown measures, researchers funded by AC4 and COM, two programs at the NOAA Climate Program Office, quantified human impacts on the urban atmosphere in Salt Lake City and evaluated the stationary and mobile monitoring systems in place.