To advance NOAA's mission by improving our understanding of atmospheric transport, dispersion and
air-surface exchange processes.
WHO WE ARE
The Air Resources Laboratory - Field Research Division (FRD) is a staff of talented meteorologists, engineers,
WHAT WE DO
WHERE WE WORK
FRD is located in Idaho Falls which is in the Upper Snake River Plain of Southeastern Idaho.
We also travel the world in support of our work.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
FRDís science helps its customers better understand the atmospheric boundary
layer, including the dispersion of chemical, biological, and nuclear agents in order to determine appropriate emergency
actions or policy responses. FRDís science helps air quality managers become better informed about how and where air
pollution is moving and what populations may be affected. Using this science-based information, air quality controls and
regulations can be improved. ET Probes are helping improve forecasts of hurricane movement and intensity to increase
the safety of residents living in hurricane-prone areas. At the local level, FRDís science specifically helps ensure the safety
of INL personnel and neighboring residents.