ERT is pleased to announce our success in recompeting our TESAS contract with NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory (ARL). The new contract— Air Quality Research and Development—is a one-year blanket purchase agreement contract with 4 one-year options and an approximate value of $9.9 million.
Under this new contract, ERT will continue our support of ARL on atmospheric pollutant simulations, including the development of the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) and the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ), air quality forecast system, and data assimilation. In addition, we will continue the provision of wet deposition measurements through subcontracting agreements with Penn State University and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
The Air Resources Laboratory conducts research and development in the fields of air quality, atmospheric dispersion, and climate. Key activities include the development, evaluation, and application of air quality models; improvement of approaches for predicting atmospheric dispersion of hazardous materials; and the generation of new insights into air-surface exchange and climate variability and trends.