We invite you to submit a contribution in this new session at the EGU General Assembly to be held 17-22 April 2016, in Vienna, Austria.
AS3.20 Atmospheric Composition and Asian Monsoon
Conveners: Federico Fierli, Co-Conveners: Gabriele Stiller, Ritesh Gautam
As a weather pattern, the Asian monsoon impacts the lives of more than a billion people. With rapid population and economic growth across the monsoon region, it becomes a pressing concern that the monsoon convection coupled to surface emissions is playing a significant role in the region’s air quality. The uplift of pollutants also enhances aerosol–cloud interactions that may change the behavior of the monsoon. The chemical transport effect of the monsoon system is seen from satellites as an effective transport path for pollutants to enter the stratosphere. The monsoon system is therefore relevant to scales and processes bridging regional air quality, climate change, and global chemistry-climate interaction. The scientific scope of the session includes a) the impact of Asian monsoon, coupled to local emission on air quality, (b) Aerosols, clouds, and their interactions with the Asian monsoon, (c) the role of the monsoon dynamics and convection on chemistry and chemical transport in the Upper-Troposphere Lower-Stratosphere. Both observations and model analyses on related topics are welcome.
Deadline for support applications: 1 December 2015.
Deadline for abstract submission: 13 January 2016.
At the 23rd SPARC Scientific Steering Group meeting held from 10-13 November 2015 in Boulder, Colorado, USA, the emerging activities on Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCi), Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBOi), and Carbon Tetrachloride (CCl4) were accepted as full SPARC activities.
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A large CLIVAR Open Science Conference on "Charting the course for atmospheric and ocean research" is being organised in Qindao, China. Registration for this event that will take place on 18- 25 September 2016 opens in December.
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Join leading experts and scientists to explore our planet from space and learn how Earth observations are used to monitor climate change. Aimed at a broad audience, this course takes participants through five themed weeks with online lectures, quizzes, and the chance to engage in discussions with the course educators and other learners.
The course can help decision makers, policy makers, educators and communicators, to gain a better insight into how satellite data can help them assess the state of our climate and its changes, in order to support climate science, and adaptation and mitigation decisions.
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Application deadline: 15 December 2015
A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).
Comparison of the CMAM30 data set with ACE-FTS and OSIRIS: polar regions. By D. Pendlebury et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Tropical sources and sinks of carbonyl sulfide observed from space. By N. Glatthor et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.
A breath of fresh air. [Editorial]. Nature.
Discussion papers – open for comment
A Joint data record of tropospheric ozone from Aura-TES and MetOp-IASI. By H. Oetjen et al in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached yet another new record high in 2014, says WMO.
According to the latest WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, between 1990 and 2014 there was a 36% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of long-lived greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) from industrial, agricultural and domestic activities.
Find the WMO Media Release (issued 9 November 2015).
Find the WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.