Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Modeling 2018

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Dates: August 13-15, 2018

Location: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado


Fundamentals Workshop 2018


This NCAR ACOM-organized workshop introduces the fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry and aerosol modeling across different scales (box models, regional, and global models). Renowned atmospheric scientists from the university community and NCAR will teach the science behind atmospheric modeling, covering three main themes; transport, chemistry and aerosols. The workshop will include interactive exercises in smaller groups to promote a better understanding of how specific processes are represented in models. We are targeting up to 40 students, postdocs, early career professors and researchers with a general background in atmospheric chemistry, but not necessarily in modeling.


Mary Barth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Guy Brasseur, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Andrew Conley, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jimy Dudhia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Louisa Emmons, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jerome Fast, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Rolando Garcia, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin
Daniel Jacob, Harvard University
Doug Kinnison, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Peter Lauritzen, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Sasha Madronich, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Michael Mills, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Vaishali Naik, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Gabriele Pfister, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Bill Skamarock, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Susan Solomon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Simone Tilmes, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Workshop participants will form groups on the first day, designed to encourage interactions between participants. Each group will be asked to choose a science question. During the workshop the groups will explore which model and configuration would be best to answer that question. Each group will present its conclusions in the final session and write a summary.

Travel Support

Limited travel support is available for attending the Workshop. Preference will be given to early career scientists and attendees from emerging scientific communities. Travel support can be requested for travel within the US and accommodation. For additional questions, please contact Bonnie Slagel.


Registration is open until July 16, 2018.


Organizing Committee: Simone Tilmes, Louisa Emmons, Doug Kinnison, Mike Mills, Rajesh Kumar, Mary Barth, Gabriele Pfister


Please direct questions/comments about this page to:

Doug Kinnison

Gabriele Pfister

Louisa Emmons

Mary Barth

Mike Mills

Rajesh Kumar

Simone Tilmes