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 Mt. Bachelor Observatory : MBO at the Forefront of Exciting Biological Discoveries
Posted on 2012/11/20 10:50:00
Mt. Bachelor Observatory

Last week Jaffe Group affiliate and former UW student David Smith made the cover of Astrobiology Magazine with his discovery and identification of microbes being transported through the atmosphere, sometimes up to thousands of miles. Many of the samples he used in his analysis were collected at the Mount Bachelor Observatory. The full story can be found here.

 Train Research : Jaffe Group studies Particulate Matter from Trains
Posted on 2012/10/17 12:10:00
Train Research

Several Washington and Oregon locations have been identified as possible port sites for shipping coal from Wyoming to Asia, and because of this Dan Jaffe and UW Bothell undergraduate student Garrett Thompson have been conducting a study to identify particulate matter from trains, especially coal trains. Portions of their work was included in a recent TVW video about the coal issue.

TVW "Coal Crossroads" Video

 Group News : Jaffe and Wigder participate in WESTAR meeting on Ozone
Posted on 2012/10/17 9:50:00

Dan Jaffe and Nicole Wigder traveled to Reno, Nevada to take part in the Western States Air Resources Council (WESTAR) conference, which took place October 10-12. WESTAR was founded in 1988 as a way to share information between state air agencies, and has grown from 8 states to 15 today. During the conference, Dan gave two presentations. The slides for each talk are linked below.

Presentation 1
Presentation 2

 Airborne Research : Ambrose publishes paper on new instrument for measurements of hydrogen cyanide
Posted on 2012/9/21 10:30:00

On June 1, Dr. Jesse Ambrose and colleagues published a paper in the journal Atmospheric Measurement Techniques which describes a new instrument for measurements of hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a selective tracer of biomass burning emissions, in the lower atmosphere. The instrument is capable of providing long-term HCN measurements in the background atmosphere and will serve as a valuable research tool for assessing the influence of wildfire and domestic wood burning smoke on atmospheric chemistry and air quality.

The full text of the paper can be found here.

 Airborne Research : When Dogs Fly
Posted on 2012/8/7 18:30:00
Airborne Research

The UW-Detector for Oxidized Hg Species (UW_DOHGS) will fly again!

After our sucessful WAMO project (Lyman and Jaffe, 2011), the National Science Foundation has recommended funding for the North American Airborne Mercury Experiment (NAAMEX). This will be the first ever airborne Hg experiment to examine the US Hg sources from coal burning. The UW-DOHGS instrument will play a critcal role in the sucessful outcome of the experiment.

See more here.

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 Jaffe Group in the News

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

Study a window into coal train air pollution
The Olympian, March 11, 2014

China may finally be taking air pollution seriously
The News Tribune, Tacoma, February 6, 2014

Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans
Huffington Post, January 20, 2014

Worries in the Path of China's Air
The New York Times, December 25, 2013

New research from UW Bothell professor adds fuel to coal-train fight
The Seattle Times, November 5, 2013

Public Presentation on Diesel and Coal Train Findings
UW News, November 4, 2013
UWB Press Release, October 21, 2013

Pacific Northwest Weighs Environmental Risks of Cashing in on Coal Export Market
PBS (Video), August 2, 2013

Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog
UW Today, July 9, 2013

Smyrna airport site for project on nation's air pollution
Tennessean, June 23, 2013

What Coal-Train Dust Means For Human Health
KUOW Radio, March 11, 2013

US cities suffer impact of downwind Chinese air pollution
China Dialogue, January 17, 2013

Wind Riders
The Daily, January 9, 2013

Researcher finds life flying high above
Phys.Org, January 7, 2013

UW Researchers finding the high life
The Seattle Times, December 31, 2012

Big turnout expected for coal-transport project hearing
The Seattle Times, December 12, 2012

Siberian Smoke streaks Seattle Skylines
The Seattle Times, July 14 2012

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
The Alicia Patterson Foundation, 2011

Mercury in the Food Supply
The Guardian News, UK

Airborne Microbes
Environment 360, Yale
EOS, Transactions AGU, August 2011

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

More on Japan radiation
Puget Sound Business Journal, Q&A with Dan Jaffe
KING 5 News, April 2011

U.S. radiation sensors show negligible readings
Seattle Times
KIRO TV, March 2011

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

Asia-produced ozone making its way to U.S., study finds
McClatchy, February 2010

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

Why Geologists Love Beer
Wired Science, December 2009

Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
Made in China, April 2009

The Last Empire: China's Pollution Problem Goes Global
Mother Jones, January 2008

Coal dependency hits environment
Associated Press, Time Online, November 6, 2007

Asian pollutants found atop Mount Bachelor
Associated Press, The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), July 16, 2007

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
The Oregonian, November 24, 2006

An import from Asia: Bad air
Seattle Times, April 21, 2006

Bad air drifts across Pacific
Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 20, 2005

Keeping alert to the threats of environmental changes
The Seattle Times, June 1, 2005

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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