Bangkok 2015 Announcement

The Second Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM)

Dates: 8-10 June 2015
Location: Thailand (near Bangkok)

Following the 1st ACAM workshop, held 9-12 June 2013 in Kathmandu Nepal, ACAM has been selected as an emerging international activity jointly sponsored by SPARC and IGAC . The second workshop, planned for 8-10 June 2015, is an important milestone for the activity formation. The scientific scope of the workshop follows the four scientific themes of ACAM, each representing a key aspect of the connection between atmospheric composition and Asian monsoon dynamics:

  1. Emissions and air quality in the Asian monsoon region.
  2. Aerosols, clouds, and their interactions with the Asian monsoon.
  3. Impact of monsoon convection on chemistry.
  4. UTLS Response to the Asian Monsoon.

In addition to the scientific topics, the workshop will also devote a portion of the agenda to reports and breakout discussions of the current and future work taking place under the four ACAM working groups (WG):

  • WG1: Data Sharing (focused on organizing data sharing for ACAM-relevant measurements).
  • WG2: CCMI Partnership (focused on forming a partnership with the Chemistry Climate Modeling Initiative activity to facilitate two-way communication on observations needed to test models).
  • WG3: Field Campaigns Concept and Coordination (focused on the development of field campaign concepts and coordination of measurements efforts by the community in the Asian monsoon region).
  • WG4: Training Schools (focused on developing the talent and expertise of ACAM scientists for utilizing community models and datasets that can be used for ACAM research).


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