Characterizing Organics and Aerosol Loading over Australia

Steering Group:
Louisa Emmons, Eric Apel, Christine Wiedinmyer, John Orlando (NCAR)
Alex Guenther (UC - Irvine)
Kathryn Emmerson (CSIRO)
Clare Murphy, Jenny Fisher (U. Wollongong)
Neil Harris (Cranfield U.)

COALA is a ground-based field campaign being planned for Jan-Feb 2020, in collaboration with CSIRO and University of Wollongong. A draft of a white paper describing COALA is available. We welcome comments and suggestions on the white paper and invite community collaboration of the development of a proposal and facility request to NSF for the NCAR/EOL Integrated Surface Flux System, as well as ground-based chemistry measurements.  Please send comments to any member of the COALA Steering Group.

There is also opportunity to propose sampling from the Research Vessel Investigator.

A side meeting on COALA was held at the IGAC conference in Breckenridge Sep 29, 2016 (presentation slides).

Recent technological developments now make it possible to study in unprecedented detail the reactive carbon budget for isoprene, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, including quantifying emissions, transformations and deposition. This will allow us to address specific questions related to a major uncertainty associated with climate forcing: knowing how emissions were processed in a pristine environment representative of pre-industrial conditions. The isolated urban areas of Australia will also allow us to quantify the impact of isoprene, monoterpene and sesquiterpene emissions on urban air quality and the emerging science of lower NOx regimes in the mature industrialized world of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Long name: 
Characterizing Organics and Aerosol Loading over Australia
January 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020




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