Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by ocean changes

More dust storms may be contributing to dramatic rise in Valley fever in the Southwest

People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.

Rural West sees more smog; now scientists may know why

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rural West sees more smog; now scientists may know why

Ground-level ozone, also known as smog, has climbed in the rural West over the past 25 years, even in such seemingly pristine places as Yellowstone National Park. Now, scientists may have found out why – and why cutting our own output of smog-forming chemicals such as nitrogen oxide hasn’t helped.
Ryerson, Tom

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ryerson, Tom

On the Wing – and in the Lab – for NOAA Chemist Works to Clear Up Questions about Air Pollution

A research chemist with the NOAA Chemical Sciences Division in Boulder, Colorado, Tom Ryerson has participated in field projects on research aircraft, including the NOAA WP-3Ds, since 1995.

Scientists probe methane mystery in Four Corners

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Scientists probe methane mystery in Four Corners

Satellite pinpointed methane emission hotspot in remote region

A team of scientific investigators is now in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest, aiming to uncover reasons for a mysterious methane hotspot detected from space by a European satellite. The joint project is working to solve the mystery from the air, on the ground, and with mobile laboratories.

Stein, Ariel

Monday, March 21, 2016

Stein, Ariel

Tracking pollutants in the atmosphere with a world-renowned model

One versatile model can track airborne dust from the Sahara Desert, forecast smoke dispersal from wildfires, and predict the spread of radiation through the atmosphere from nuclear accidents. Dr. Ariel Stein and his NOAA colleagues maintain and continually improve this model.

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