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Air, Climate, and Energy Research News October 2016

US EPA's Office of Research and Development provides monthly updates on ongoing research, publications, and upcoming events from its air, climate, and energy research. Below are updates released in October 2016.

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Free Black Carbon Research Webinar Series 

Starts Oct. 31, 2016

Cloud mixed with Black Carbon The first in a four-part webinar series on black carbon research by EPA STAR grant recipients will be held Monday, Oct. 31, from Noon to 1 p.m. ET. The presentation, "Changing Chemistry Over Time," highlights research findings on how black carbon can mix with other gas and particulate species in the atmosphere and change over time.

Black carbon is the sooty material emitted from combustion processes, and it can affect human health and the climate. Its role in the atmosphere is broad and complex. In 2010, EPA awarded ten grants through the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program to universities and organizations to address Black Carbon’s Role in Global to Local Scale Climate and Air Quality. 

To learn more about the speakers and to register for this and other presentations, visit: 

Upcoming presentations:

Monday, Nov. 7, 2016: Accounting for impact, emissions and uncertainty

Monday, Nov. 21, 2106: Interactions with water

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: Representation at different geographical scales 


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