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News & Events - 2018


CSD research highlights at the NOAA Senior Research Council (SRC) meeting

8 February 2018
researchers with ToF-MS instrument

Photo: T. Stein, NOAA

The new CSD time of flight mass spectrometer instrument flew around the world, measuring trace gases over the remote oceans. Craig McLean gave the research team a dollar bill when he learned on a previous visit that their detector was a very expensive instrument. The team responded by giving that dollar a trip around the world with the instrument.

researchers with ToF-MS instrument

Photo: T. Stein, NOAA

Patrick Veres discusses "New Global Trace Gas Measurements in the Remote Atmosphere"


Erin McDuffie

Photo: T. Stein, NOAA

Erin McDuffie presented "Wintertime Chemistry and Air Pollution"

Many from the NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) leadership team visited ESRL this week to attend one of the quarterly Senior Research Council (SRC) meetings. This two-day meeting had a full schedule and approximately 40 people in attendance. A small but informative poster session was held in the David Skaggs Research Center cafeteria atrium midday Wednesday, where several ESRL scientists shared their latest research accomplishments.

Craig McLean, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, talked with researchers Patrick Veres and Andy Neuman about CSD's new Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (ToF-MS). The instrument flew 78,000 km around the world in October 2017 on the NASA DC8 aircraft for the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom). Craig gave the research team a dollar bill when he learned on a previous visit that their detector was a very expensive instrument. The team responded by giving that dollar a trip around the world, over the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans from the Arctic to Antarctica. The instrument provided high precision measurements of halogen and nitrogen compounds from 0.2 to 14 km altitude. These new observations will improve understanding of atmospheric chemical composition and improve global models of atmospheric chemistry and climate.

Amy Butler

Photo: T. Stein, NOAA

Amy Butler discusses "The Stratospheric Polar Vortex and how it affects or weather and climate" with CPO Director Wayne Higgins

Brian McDonald

Photo: T. Stein, NOAA

Brian McDonald and Jessica Gilman discuss "Volatile Chemical Products Emerging as Largest Fossil-Source of Urban Organic Emissions" with NOAA Assistant Administrator for OAR Craig McLean