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 Group News : Dan Jaffe receives the Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award!
Posted on 2014/4/24 12:11:35

The University of Washington-Bothell has awarded Dr. Dan Jaffe the first annual Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award. This award recognizes Dan's contribution to his field and his significant impact on communities and the UW Bothell research environment. The award announcement clearly describes Dan's contribution: "Dan has consistently produced at the highest level and fully represents the values that faculty and students at the University of Washington Bothell have for research, scholarship, and creative activity."

Read about Dan's achievements in the award announcement.

 Airborne Research : Jaffe Group presents at SAS Data Workshop
Posted on 2014/4/24 11:33:29

Dan Jaffe, Jesse Ambrose, and Lynne Gratz gave presentations at the Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS) Data Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, on March 31-April 2.

Dan's presentation was an overview of the Nitrogen, Oxidants, Mercury and Aerosol Distribution, Sources, and Sinks (NOMADSS) study, which was the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored airborne research component of SAS. The NOMADSS observing platform was the NSF/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) C-130 research aircraft. The title of Dan's presentation was "Science goals, flight tracks and some prelim results from the NOMADSS campaign."

Jesse and Lynne each presented analyses based on measurements made onboard the C-130 with the University of Washington's aircraft mercury instrument--the Detector for Oxidized Mercury Species (DOHGS). The title of Jesse's presentation was "Quantifying mercury emissions from large point sources in the Southeastern U.S. during NOMADSS." Lynne's presentation was titled "Observations of enhanced reactive mercury in the free troposphere and mercury emissions from urban areas."

The primary NOMADSS mercury (Hg) science goals were (1) to characterize the regional scale Hg distribution and atmospheric chemistry and (2) to quantify emissions from large Hg point sources in the Southeastern U.S.

Learn more about the Southeast Atmosphere Study.
Learn more about the Jaffe Group's NOMADSS research.

 Group News : Professor Dan Jaffe Receives Fulbright Award
Posted on 2014/3/17 21:10:00

Dan received a Fulbright Award as the "Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at Parthenope University of Naples." He will be teaching and doing research at Parthenope University in Naples, Italy, this spring. He is teaching one course on air pollution to undergraduates in Environmental Science and a class on Climate Change to graduate students. He will also be giving lectures at several other Italian universities.

Here are some pictures Dan sent from Italy, including one of his first (of many) cappuccinos, a picture of the Science and Technology building of Parthenope University and a picture from near the university with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

 Group News : Crystal McClure Receives NSF Fellowship to Study in China
Posted on 2014/3/6 15:47:39

Crystal McClure received a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) fellowship to study in China for the summer of 2014. She will work with Dr. Suxiao Wang of Tsinghua University in Beijing on researching mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. This project will focus on the types of mercury emitted from Chinese coal-fired power plants. These emissions have been shown to have a profound impact on mercury concentrations in fish and the transport of airborne mercury to North America.

Congratulations, Crystal!

 Train Research : Train Research Article Accepted for Publication
Posted on 2014/3/6 14:10:00

Atmospheric Pollution Research will be publishing the Apollo research team's article on the air quality implications of rail traffic in Washington State. The Apollo team (Dan Jaffe, Greg Hof, Sofya Malashanka, Justin Putz, and Jeffrey Thayer) measured particulate matter at two sites along rail lines, one in Seattle and one along the Columbia River Gorge. They found that living close to rail lines significantly increases one's exposure to particulate matter. This research was funded in part by over 270 individuals who contributed via microryza.com.

Read the full article.

The research team at the Seattle site (left to right: Jeffrey Thayer, Justin Putz, Greg Hof, and Sofya Malashnka)

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Crowdfunding science: A new piece of the research grant puzzle
Earth Magazine, July 27, 2014

Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study
The Vancouver Sun, March 23, 2014

Study a window into coal train air pollution
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China may finally be taking air pollution seriously
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Worries in the Path of China's Air
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New research from UW Bothell professor adds fuel to coal-train fight
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Public Presentation on Diesel and Coal Train Findings
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UWB Press Release, October 21, 2013

Pacific Northwest Weighs Environmental Risks of Cashing in on Coal Export Market
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Wind Riders
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UW Researchers finding the high life
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Siberian Smoke streaks Seattle Skylines
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Asian Emissions put US cities over O3 limit
Nature, March 05 2012

Mercury from the Sky
Decoded Science, December 20, 2011

Chinese pollution felt in US
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Mercury in the Food Supply
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Airborne Microbes
Environment 360, Yale
EOS, Transactions AGU, August 2011

Made in China: imported Air Pollution
Discover Magazine, April 2011

More on Japan radiation
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KING 5 News, April 2011

U.S. radiation sensors show negligible readings
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KPLU NPR Radio
KIRO TV, March 2011

UW Scientist Tracks Airborne Mercury From China
KUOW Radio, October 2010

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Ozone from Asia linked to levels in Western U.S. skies
Desert News, January 2010

Why Geologists Love Beer
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Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
Made in China, April 2009

The Last Empire: China's Pollution Problem Goes Global
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Coal dependency hits environment
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Asian pollutants found atop Mount Bachelor
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Scientist Sees Bad Days Ahead for Gorge Air
The Oregonian, March 14, 2007

Jaffe Group Doctoral Candidate David Reidmiller gave testimony before the Washington State Senate
Joint Memorial 8000, February 22, 2007

Ill Wind: Asia's Pollution Crisis featured Jaffe Group airborne research
CNN, Spring 2006

China's mercury flushes into Oregon's rivers
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An import from Asia: Bad air
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Bad air drifts across Pacific
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Keeping alert to the threats of environmental changes
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Fiddling while Siberia burns: 'lungs of Europe' under threat from forest fires
The Independent, May 31, 2005

Air pollution from other countries drifts into USA
USA Today, March 13, 2005

Asia pumps out more mercury than previously thought
ES&T Online News, January 5, 2005


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