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A Breath of Cold Air
Warm, moist air colliding with cold dry air above it has traditionally been credited with creating massive cloud formations many miles tall. Now, research by a team of scientists from PNNL and academia challenges that long-held belief. As reported in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, the scientists discovered that cold air near the surface rather than warm air is more likely to fuel cloud growth.
Scientists discover the truth behind the role of cold air pools in climate
Congratulations to Richard (Dick) D. Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who was featured in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He was the focus for this issue, as well as an accompanying editorial, for his contributions to "Advancing High Performance Mass Spectrometry." The editorial celebrates Smith's accomplishments as Battelle Fellow, Chief Scientist in the Biological Sciences Division, and Director of Proteomics Research at PNNL. He received the Society's 2013 Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award.
Full Story | March 2015