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  1. NCAR joins massive field campaign to examine summertime air in Southeast

    The five-project field campaign looks at unique features affecting air quality and climate in the region.

    • Air Quality

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  2. Small volcanoes, big climate impact: Sarychev Volcano

    Small volcanoes make big impact on climate

    A new study by an NCAR researcher shows that small- to moderate-size volcanoes have helped slow down warming over the last decade, while industrial emissions of Sun-blocking sulfur dioxide over Asia have contributed relatively little to the slowdown.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  3. Andean glacier melt - NCAR scientist Carl Schmitt on a Peruvian glacier.

    Measuring pollutants on Andean glaciers

    A team of researchers, including NCAR scientist Carl Schmitt, are climbing high in the Peruvian Andes to assess the extent to which the white ice is being darkened by ash and other particulates that are emitted by nearby industrial operations. The dark particles can accelerate glacial melting, eventually threatening runoff that supplies water for millions of South American residents.

    • Climate,
    • Air Quality

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  4. Inversion over Salt Lake City, January 2011, related to persistent cold and pollution events

    When a good air mass goes bad

    Much of the United States has felt winter’s bite this week, with fresh but frigid cold to the east and a weeks-long spell of stagnant, polluted chill to the west.

    • Air Quality,
    • Weather

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  5. Cooking over an open fire in Ghana.

    Scientists launch international study of open-fire cooking and air quality

    NCAR scientists are leading a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease.

    • Air Quality

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