21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2018.

Author and Presenter Instructions

The 21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry.

Topics Covered

Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:

  • air pollution in Asia: sources, transports, and impacts on health and climate;
  • Air Quality Extremes (Themed Joint Session) (Joint between the 21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry and the 11th Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interaction
  • atmospheric chemistry modeling and observational analysis;
  • Extreme Wildfire and Smoke Plumes – Causes, Impacts, Predictability (Themed Joint Session) (Joint between the Ninth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications , the 21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, and the 10th Conference on Environment and Health);
  • new insights into smoke chemistry from WE-CAN, FIREX and other recent efforts;
  • greenhouse gases
  • interactions between atmospheric convection and composition;
  • investigations of air quality within coastal environments;
  • linking meteorology, turbulence, and  air chemistry
  • look down to see up: what have satellites taught us recently about tropospheric composition?;
  • and regional air quality.
  • stratospheric ozone, chemistry, and climate (Themed Joint Session) (Joint with the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 20th Conference on Middle Atmosphere) 
    • *Dr. Paul Newman will be a Core Science Keynote Speaker at the beginning of this session. 

Student Award Opportunities

The AMS 21st Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry (21stATMChem) is proud to provide seven outstanding student paper awards. the outstanding student paper award ($200 each) recognizes outstanding student papers based on evaluations of both the submitted paper abstracts and corresponding oral or poster presentations. In particular, the student selected for the award should demonstrate outstanding qualities, including the following:

  • significance of the work and originality and creativity of the approach;
  • explanation of methods;
  • visual clarity (clarity of figures, appropriate font sizes, effective use of space, headings, etc);
  • organization and logical structure (e.g., clearly stated questions, results and conclusions);
  • conclusions supported by data and analysis;
  • author’s knowledge of the subject matter including awareness of prior research in the field;
  • and ability to answer questions.

To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work. The student needs to indicate whether he/she wishes to be considered for a travel award when submitting the abstract.

The 21stATMChem program chairs and the session organizers will review the abstracts and may request the student to provide references for his/her work, such as recommendation letter or/and school transcripts, before making a selection for the travel awards. Evaluation of oral or poster presentations for the outstanding student paper awards will be also conducted at the meeting by the program chairs and session organizers.

How to apply: for the outstanding student paper award, the student author should indicate in Confex if he/she would like to be considered for the student paper/poster awards. Winners of the outstanding student paper award will be notified on 1 February 2019.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs, Jonathan H. Jiang (email: [email protected]), Kenneth E. Pickering (email: [email protected]), or Jeffrey Collett Jr. (email: [email protected]).