AC4-funded research finds that data from the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) illuminates key changes in wildfire emissions and impacts that occur while a fire evolves from intense flames to smoldering conditions, emphasizing the value of space-based observations to inform forecasts and models.
AC4 supported a recent study demonstrating with AI methods that pollution from increased wildfire activity has offset improvements made over time to air quality and public health, revealing significant exposure risks for populations in the western U.S.
NOAA Climate Program Office’s ERB, AC4 and CVP Programs award $3 million for new applications of satellite data to aerosol research
CPO’s ERB, AC4, and CVP programs, in partnership with NESDIS STAR, are announcing four new 3-year projects originally funded in Fiscal Year 2023.
NOAA Climate Program Office and Partners Support the Newly Released White House National Strategy on Greenhouse Gases
CPO’s role in co-sponsoring greenhouse gas (GHG) research and convening stakeholders supports the National Strategy to Advance an Integrated U.S. Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Monitoring and Information Service outlines a coordinated, sustained effort to improve GHG data and information across federal agencies.
Apart from wildfires, air quality and health challenges are also created by planned burns in grasslands, shrublands, and farmland. Few studies have investigated how different crops or plant types may contribute to air pollution when burned. The Climate Program Office’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle and Climate (AC4) Program supported a new study that looks into emissions of
A new study supported by AC4 uses FIREX-AQ and WE-CAN field campaign observations to demonstrate pollution processes that were missing in atmospheric models.
A research team supported by AC4 investigates poorly understood pollution impacts from common household products and determines that the amount of carbon in each chemical is a determining factor of how much air pollution it can produce.
NOAA And NASA Hosted Media Representatives To Tour Research Aircraft In Air Quality Research Campaign In Dayton, Ohio On August 3, 2023
CPO attended an open house with media representatives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio on August 3 showcasing three research aircraft used in the NOAA- and NASA-led research campaigns as part of a coordinated nationwide effort to study air quality this summer.
A new study supported by AC4 investigates nitrogen cycling between air, plants, and soil, finding variability in cycling rates that is not currently represented in atmospheric chemical transport models.
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.