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17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA

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The 17th Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution Meteorology, will be held 22–26 January 2012, as part of the 92nd AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Papers for this conference are solicited on topics dealing with ALL aspects of air pollution meteorology ranging from the microscale to the global scale and including field and laboratory measurements, instrumentation, theoretical studies, numerical modeling, evaluation studies and applications. We are encouraging papers on transport and dispersion modeling systems, urban meteorology and dispersion, and regional to global scale transport and dispersion.

Special sessions will be held on the role of technology in air pollution applications, air pollution instrumentation, turbulence measurements, deposition and resuspension, the impact of urban vegetation/trees on local air pollution, atmospheric observations in mountainous terrain, regulatory air quality models, advances in aerosol prediction and chemical data assimilation and improvements in emissions for air quality prediction, the effects of meteorology on air quality, wind-tunnel and flume experiments, forest fire emissions, and dust transport. In collaboration with the Air & Waste Management Association, special sessions will be held on a) urban ozone emphasizing the levels of naturally-occurring vs. anthropogenic ozone, the merits of expert systems vs. numerical models, and the impact of climate change on urban ozone levels, b) the measurement and modeling of local sources of CO2, c) advances in remote satellite detection of pollutants and the effect on the understanding of emissions and transport of NO2, CO2, ozone, d) modeling issues related to the new 1-hr SO2 and NO2 NAAQS, and e) the trend towards use of more advanced models to demonstrate regulatory compliance.

Joint sessions will be held with the 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science emphasizing the use of optimization methods, data mining, decision trees, fuzzy logic and machine learning for source inversion and air quality prediction and with the Symposium on the Coastal Environment focusing on airborne and waterborne transport modeling of the Fukushima nuclear accident. A special joint session with the 14th Conf. on Atmospheric Chemistry will be held in memory of Dr. Daewon Byun. The session will be on “Coupling of meteorological and chemical transport models” for air quality simulation and related applications, and will also include invited talks on the research he was involved with over his career. A student competition with monetary awards will be held for best poster and best oral presentation.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-September 2011. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web, Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 22 February 2012. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information or to propose a special session please contact the program chairpersons: Marko Princevac (marko@engr.ucr.edu) and Michael Brown (mbrown@lanl.gov). (5/11; r9/11)