Air Quality & Pollution

Pollution, fires, warming west: A fire burns on Camp Pendleton, California
June 25, 2014
California will likely experience more large fires in forested areas this century because of rising temperatures and changes in precipitation along with development patterns, new research finds. The blazes could increase some types of fire-generated air pollution by more than half.
Cookstoves and air quality: A rural stove using biomass cakes, fuelwood and trash as cooking fuel
June 24, 2014
A new grant will help researchers measure pollution from open-fire cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children in developing countries.
Photo of NCAR scientist Marika Holland explaining changes in Arctic sea ice extent
May 07, 2014
Geophysical Research Letters, a leading journal in Earth science, is toasting its 40th anniversary this month with an editor-picked retrospective collection of 40 papers, including several with authors from NCAR.
Hazy skies in Los Angeles as viewed from the Getty Center, 3/18/08
May 05, 2014
Americans face the risk of a 70 percent increase in unhealthy summertime ozone events by 2050 because of factors related to climate change.
Arctic sea ice: Regional nuclear conflict could lead to extended global cooling
March 03, 2014
A nuclear exchange, even if limited to one region, would have severe atmospheric impacts.
Pollution above Asia: Layer in stratosphere may originate from global sources
February 19, 2014
Scientists link coal, oil, and biomass to a layer of sulfates high above Asia.
June 19, 2013
The five-project field campaign looks at unique features affecting air quality and climate in the region.
Small volcanoes, big climate impact: Sarychev Volcano
March 21, 2013
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.

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