ACAM session at AOGS 2016: Invitation for abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline: 19 Feb 2016

Dear ACAM Community,

We would like to inform you of an opportunity to share current research related to ACAM during the upcoming AOGS meeting in Beijing, 31 July – 5 August 2016.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 19 February 2016. This is a great opportunity to keep some momentum and to establish the identity of the ACAM community, so please consider attending and contributing an abstract.

Session AS13:
Interaction of Atmospheric Composition and The Asian Monsoon

Hiroshi Tanimoto (NIES, Japan), Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh (AIT, Thailand), Manish Naja (ARIES, India), Jim Crawford (NASA Langley, USA), Laura Pan (NCAR, USA)

Session Description:
Monsoon Asia is a “frontier” of atmospheric science, and a variety of research programs are emerging with a great emphasis on the climate impact of regional emissions, air quality, and biogeochemical cycles and their coupling with monsoon dynamics. Increasing levels of trace species in the presence of high water vapor and intense solar radiation are raising the importance of understanding the physical, dynamical, and chemical processes over this region. Specific focus areas in this session include

  1. emissions and air quality such as changes in atmospheric composition due to anthropogenic, biomass burning, and biogenic emissions,
  2. chemistry-climate interactions such as aerosols and clouds in the Asian monsoon region, interplay of Asian monsoon convection and atmospheric chemistry, and UTLS response to the Asian monsoon,
  3. the impacts of air quality on health and vegetation, and
  4. biosphere-atmosphere interaction.

Both observational and modeling studies on these topics in the Asian Monsoon region are invited.

This session also seeks to foster a community of atmospheric composition studies in the Monsoon Asia and Oceania regions through introducing the Monsoon Asia and Oceania Networking Group (MANGO) and the Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM) activity, both sponsored by IGAC and SPARC.

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The full list of sessions can be found at:

For abstract submission:

Hiroshi and Co-conveners