NSF-ATC and NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Workshop 2018

May. 30 to May. 31, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

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NSF-ATC and NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Workshop

Wednesday, May 30 through Thursday, May 31, 2018

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Center Green Campus

3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO


Workshop Goals

  1. Improve ​communication ​and ​knowledge ​about ​atmospheric ​chemistry ​research ​activities ​being ​conducted ​by ​PIs ​and ​scientists supported ​by ​the ​NSF-Atmospheric ​Chemistry ​Program ​(ATC) ​and ​at NCAR..

  2. Encourage new and continued collaboration between ATC-supported PIs and NCAR scientists.

  3. Develop a widespread understanding in the community of the atmospheric chemistry activities and community facilities available at NCAR.

  4. Assess the scope and activities of projects supported by ATC and NCAR in light of the recent National Academy of Sciences report, “The Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research,” and raise awareness about the NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be organized along four research areas.  Workshop attendees will be divided into breakout groups to facilitate discussions on all research areas.  The goal is to maximize the participation of the attendees in the discussion to provide feedback from a broad range of scientific expertise. We expect participants to be present for the duration of the workshop, which will run from 9 am to 7 pm on Wednesday (5/30) and 8:30 am to 5pm on Thursday (5/31).

Draft Agenda

Wednesday, May 30

9:00-9:10: Jim Hurrell (NCAR)

9:10-9:20: Paul Shepson (NSF)

9:20-9:35: Guy Brasseur (NCAR)

9:35-9:50: Sylvia Edgerton (NSF)

9:50-10:00: Logistics and workshop format (Ann Marie Carlton and Geoff Tyndall)

10:00-10:30: “Urban chemistry” overview talks:

Speakers: Lelia Hawkins (Harvey Mudd), Frank Flocke (NCAR)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30: “Atmosphere-surface Exchange” overview talks:

Speakers: Alex Guenther (UC Irvine), Becky Schwantes (NCAR)

11:30-12:00: “Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry” overview talks:

Speakers: Kelley Barsanti (UC Riverside), John Orlando (NCAR)

12:00-12:30: “Chemistry Composition in the Climate System” overview talks:

Speakers: Akua Asa-Awuku (U. Maryland), Andrew Gettelman (NCAR)

12:30-1:30: Lunch Break

1:30-3:00: Discussion of “Urban chemistry”

Rapporteurs: Chris Hennigan (Maryland), Dylan Millet (Minnesota)

3:00-3:30: Break

3:30-5:00: Discussion of “Atmosphere-surface Exchange”

Rapporteurs: Joel Thornton (U. Washington), Gaby Katul (Duke)

5:15 Poster session

Thursday, May 31

8:30-10:00: Discussion of “Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry”

Rapporteurs: Faye McNeill (Columbia), Jose Jimenez (CU)

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00: Discussion of “Chemistry Composition in the Climate System”

Rapporteurs: Bill Randel (NCAR), Daniel Jacob (Harvard)

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break

1:00-2:00: Presentation by rapporteurs (15 min for each Theme, including questions)

2:00-3:00: General discussion and next steps

3:00-3:30: Break

3:30-5:00: Next steps.

Friday, June 1


9:00 am Modeling discussion at CG1 Auditorium

9:00 am Lab Tours at FL0



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