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Smoke from wildfires influences ozone pollution on a global scale

New NOAA analysis of a ground-breaking global atmospheric airborne research mission shows that smoke from biomass burning substantially contributes to one of the most common and harmful constituents of urban air pollution: ozone.  Another record-breaking fire season across the western United States and Canada fouled skies as far downwind as Boston and New York City with wildfire smoke, visibly demonstrating the impacts that fires can have on air quality thousands of miles away. Now, new NOAA research demonstrates that the effects of fire emissions on the atmosphere are even larger and far more widespread than previously believed, and substantially contribute to one of the most common and harmful constituents of urban air pollution: ozone. 

GSD and CIRES researchers will attend and present at the Developmental Testbed Center Science Advisory Board Meeting

September 19-20
GSD and CIRES scientists will present Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) activities for the annual DTC Science Advisory Board SAB Meeting. The DTC is a distributed NOAA/NCAR facility where the numerical weather prediction community can test and evaluate new models and techniques for use in research and development. The board is made up of numerical weather prediction experts from the U.S. and guides the future path of DTC activities. GSD's Curtis Alexander is a member of the SAB.

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