Saturday, November 18, 2017
 

Magnifying Smoke

NOAA instrument uncovers first direct evidence of “lensing,” other heat-trapping effects of...

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A new study directly measures the heat-trapping effect of wildfires during an actual wildfire that burned near Boulder, Colo., in 2010.

NOAA, partners find 50-year decline in some Los Angeles vehicle-related...

Scientists find steady reduction in one type of air pollutant, although region still suffers bad...

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In California’s Los Angeles Basin, levels of some vehicle-related air pollutants have decreased by about 98 percent since the 1960s, even as area residents now burn three times as much gasoline and diesel fuel.

A sea change in the Arctic atmosphere

Thinning sea ice in spring affects ozone chemistry with implications for mercury contamination

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Arctic warming has thinned springtime sea ice across the Arctic Ocean. A new study shows that this alters the chemistry of the atmosphere near the Earth’s surface and may increase the amount of toxic mercury contaminating the region.

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect...

Scientists will explore role of storms in forming ozone chemicals that affect weather, climate

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Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.

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