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14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

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The 14th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry, 22–26 January 2012, as part of the 92nd AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The central theme of the 2012 Annual Meeting will be technology and its profound impact on research, operations, the business of our environmental sciences, and the public. These advancements have greatly lowered the human suffering and loss of life in the United States and around the world from the deadly and costly effects of extreme weather and ecological disasters. This meeting, appropriately scheduled for the Crescent City of New Orleans which has lived through the traumas of Katrina and Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill, isn’t intended to be “technology worship.” Rather, it will focus on past, current, and future advances which should be of wide interest and value to our AMS members. Also to be considered by our members in discussion of these topics should be the link between the advancing of complex technologies and improving confidence in the end parameters and their linking across scales and processes, such as represented in hurricane prediction.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality including field and laboratory measurements, theoretical studies, and multi-pollutant and multi-dimensional modeling from urban to global scales for regular sessions. We are particularly interested in hosting special field study results and results aimed at urban megacity impacts upon atmospheric chemistry and air quality. The conference will include invited and contributed oral and poster sessions. Sessions will be organized for the following topics:

• Field and modeling studies from the TEXAQS 2009 SHARP, the VAMOS Ocean-Cloud-Atmospheric-Land Study (VOCALS), and the California Nexus (CalNex) 2010
• Effects of urban areas upon atmospheric chemistry and air quality
• Field, laboratory, and modeling studies of air quality
• Developments and applications of the integrated meteorology and chemistry models
• Effects of ship emissions on air quality and meteorology
• Air quality and climate change
• Air quality forecasting
• Data assimilation for air quality simulation and forecast
• Chemical data assimilation for atmospheric chemistry
• Air pollution in mega cities in the world
• Effects of meteorology on air quality
• The meteorology and chemistry modeling in support of the State Implementation Plan
• The use of surface and remote sensing measurements for air quality model evaluation
• Polar atmospheric chemistry
• Agricultural air quality
• Lightning, atmospheric chemistry, and air quality
• Air-sea interactions and their impact on coastal air quality
• Biogeochemical cycles
• Asian air pollution and export
• Clean fuel/energy and air quality


Depending on the number of abstracts submitted, special sessions will be organized on some of the topics listed above. If you are interested in organizing some special sessions, please feel free to contact the conference co-chairs (see their contact information below). Graduate and undergraduate students are highly encouraged to submit an abstract describing your research. Best student oral presentations and poster papers will be selected at the meeting and awarded by the Atmospheric Chemistry Committee soon after the meeting.    

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Dr. Renyi Zhang, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, Campus mail stop # 3150, College Station, TX 77843, (979) 845-7656, renyi-zhang@tamu.edu. (02/11)