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  • Dr. Jiwen Fan

    Jiwen Fan receives PNNL Award for Exceptional Achievement

    Congratulations to Dr. Jiwen Fan on receiving a 2014 Ronald L. Brodzinski Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement. The award, which Pacific Northwest National Laboratory established in memory of Laboratory Fellow Ron Brodzinski, recognizes outstanding published scientific or engineering contributions in fields of national importance by individuals near the beginning of their professional careers.

  • Cyclone Nargis 2008

    30-year Trends that Encourage Bay of Bengal Cyclones

    The intensity of post-monsoon tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal has increased over the 30-year period from 1981-2010, found scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Atlanta Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. The culprit? Trending increases in certain environmental conditions that brew up these storms: increased sea surface and upper ocean temperatures and atmospheric instability.

  • West Africa Dust

    Dust Increases Cloud Cover

    Surprisingly, cloud cover increases when more dust blows off the west coast of Africa, according to a 150-year-long global climate simulation run by researchers from the University of California San Diego and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. By simulating the effects of dust over North Africa without the effects of emissions from human activity, such as coal-burning power plants, the scientists isolated a view of this natural event to understand the full impact of dust as it influences cloud formation.

  • Dr. Evgueni Kassianov

    Kassianov Brings Climate Physics Expertise to Atmosphere Editorial Board

    Congratulations to Dr. Evgueni Kassianov, atmospheric scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Atmosphere. As a board member, he will use his research expertise in remote sensing of clouds, aerosols, and land surface to evaluate manuscripts submitted for publishing as well as edit a special issue on a topic related to his research interests.

  • Cited Researchers

    Five PNNL Researchers Named Most Cited

    Five researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been named to a comprehensive list of the world's most referenced scientists. The list includes more than 3,200 researchers whose scientific reports were in the top 1 percent of papers receiving the most references. The five scientists are Jun Liu, Alex Guenther, Phil Rasch, Yuyan Shao and Yuehe Lin.

How do human activities and natural systems interact to affect the Earth's climate? Ultimately, that is the question challenging scientists in PNNL’s Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division.

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