In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a team of scientists led by Rajan Chakrabarty, Ph.D from the DRI report the observation of a previously unrecognized form of soot particle, identified by the authors as "superaggregates," from wildfire emissions.
Scientists at DRI are developing and testing new ideas that could ultimately help predict the kinds of extreme summer weather that has occurred across the U.S., such as the all-time high temperatures recorded in numerous Western cities in June, Arizona’s deadly wildfires and last year’s drought in the Midwest.
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Using a dust detection device patented by Desert Research Institute scientists, Dr. Vic Etyemezian and George Nikolich have the ability to identify how an air-borne disease known as Valley Fever is spread.
Discussions to focus on engaging communities in science and research
LAS VEGAS – In a candid dialogue about climate change, researchers from the Desert Research Institute are speaking at the two-day EPSCoR Western Tri-State Consortium conference. The workshop will highlight how scientists and policy makers’ will work together to accommodate climate change in their future planning and research initiatives. Read Full Press Release...
Nearly two decades of research on the interactions among aerosols, clouds, and precipitation demonstrate additional effects of air pollution on climate. Professor Doug Lowenthal discusses his research in the Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols project and the importance of including the complex interactions of cloud processes in climate models. Download article...
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