Thursday, October 19, 2017
 

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by...

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

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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.

When good ozone goes bad

Weather patterns, trans-Pacific pollution cause spring ozone spikes in US southwest

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NOAA research is helping air quality managers understand what drives high ozone readings in the desert southwest during springtime. 

NOAA “reels in” data on Utah’s winter ozone problem

Novel research method allows precise tracking of ozone production rates

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A deep sea fishing rod is probably not the first tool that comes to mind when thinking about how to study air pollution in a remote inland desert, but it’s the heart of a new NOAA system that has given scientists a minute-by-minute look at how quickly the sun can convert oil and gas facility emissions to harmful ground-level ozone.

Accounting for Denver’s Ozone

First study to quantify effect of oil and gas emissions on ozone problem

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The first peer-reviewed study to quantify oil and gas emissions on Colorado's northern Front Range confirms that energy development is an important contributor to the region’s chronic ozone problem. The NOAA-CIRES research was published August 8 in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

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