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Air, Climate, and Energy Research Newsletter: August 2013

Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program Update

Air, Climate and Energy Research News

Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program Update: August 2013 (PDF) (5 pp, 346K)

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Feature: Research supports the President’s Climate Action Plan (PDF) (5 pp, 346K)

On June 25, President Obama announced a Climate Action Plan designed to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. EPA provided research to help prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, which is one of the three pillars of the President’s Plan.

Research in the Regions

Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS)

Major study investigates interaction of atmospheric chemistry in Southeast (PDF) (5 pp, 346K)

EPA researchers are participating in one of the largest studies of the North American atmosphere in decades -- the Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS) Exit EPA Disclaimer. From June 1- July 15, researchers collected data on atmospheric chemistry in Alabama, Tennesse and North Carolina for the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS) Exit EPA Disclaimer, which is a part of the larger SAS study. 

Measuring air pollutants from space

Measuring air pollutants from space - EPA-NASA prep for third mission (PDF) (5 pp, 346K)

EPA and NASA scientists are working on a multi-year study to help scientists better understand how to measure and forecast air quality globally from space. The NASA-led mission is called DISCOVER-AQ.

Upgrades made to Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (PDF) (5 pp, 346K)

The developers of the Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project have upgraded the tool, which is used to understand the effects of future interactions between climate and land-use change in the U.S.

Upcoming Events

Ozone and Extreme Events Webinar, Aug. 21, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Attend the next webinar of the Applied Science Webinar Series. In this webinar, Arlene Fiore of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, will discuss her ongoing EPA STAR project on air pollution episodes, meteorology and how they are changing.

What you will learn:

    • What factors affected the frequency and severity of ozone episodes?
    • How do meteorology and climate affect U.S. ozone?
    • What are important considerations when thinking about future ozone episodes?

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