A contribution from the SSiRC activity
The SPARC Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate (SSiRC) activity has contributed significantly to a recent overview publication on observations of stratospheric aerosol. The article can be found here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015RG000511/full
And was highlighted in EOS here: https://eos.org/editors-vox/blowin-in-the-wind-observing-stratospheric-aerosols and here: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/decade-progress-stratospheric-aerosol-research.
Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-27 October 2016
The 11th MIPAS-IMK/IAA data user meeting will take place at KIT/IMK in Karlsruhe on 26/27 October 2016.
During this meeting, presentations on the most recent MIPAS data products and their validation will be given; data issues will be discussed. Scientific work on the basis of MIPAS-IMK/IAA data will be presented, including over-arching data-bases including MIPAS-IMK-IAA data. Beyond this, time will be allocated for possible MIPAS follow-up missions. During this meeting, you will have the possibility to present your work with MIPAS data, to discuss your specific needs with the data providers, and to make contact with other data users.
The programme committee:
- Gabriele Stiller
- Thomas von Carmann
- Manuel Lopez-Puertas
- Bernd Funke
For questions please contact the local organizing committee:
Andrea Linden and Sylvia Kellmann: mduorg [at] imk-asf.kit.edu
Reunion Island, 28 November – 3 December 2016
The Maïdo Observatory Summer School (MOSS) will focus on troposphere‐stratosphere composition and dynamics. The summer school will take place on Reunion Island, a southern tropical site (21°S, 55°E), where atmospheric observations and research activities have been developing since the early 1990s.
The MOSS is intended to further develop understanding of monitoring techniques, processes and changes in the Earth’s atmosphere (troposphere and stratosphere) with emphasis on dynamics, long‐term evolution of atmospheric composition, and climate change. The academic activities will be based on courses and training in accordance with SPARC (Stratosphere‐ troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) activities and with its strategy in terms of capacity development. SPARC is a core project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
The School is scheduled for 6‐days of coursework and is open to PhD students and early career researchers in the field of instrumentation and atmospheric sciences.
Applications will be accepted from:
- students registered in a doctoral programme;
- postdoctoral and young researchers from public or private laboratories;
- any other scientists or engineers from public or private laboratories.
Registration fees for MOSS 2016:
- For PhD students (with official justification): 400 euros
- For researchers or engineers from universities or public research institutes: 700 euros
- For researchers / engineers from private or industrial organizations: please contact the organizers: moss@univ‐reunion.fr
Registration fees are intended to cover: accommodation in the Village Corail centre at Ermitage, Saint‐Gilles, from Sunday 27 November to Sunday 4 December 2016; meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee‐breaks, from Monday 28 Nov. to Saturday 3 Dec. 2016, plus a gala dinner); transportation: special shuttle bus from/to the airport and between the hotel (Village Corail) and the Maïdo Observatory.
A small number of grants to cover travel and registration costs are available.
See the summer school website for further information: http://lacy.univ-reunion.fr/formation/summer-school/
Manchester, UK, 17-19 October 2016
The 2016 IAGOS Scientific Symposium on Atmospheric Composition will take place from 17-19 October in Manchester, UK. The goal of the symposium is to present and discuss new scientific research in the area of atmospheric composition, processes, and trends based on over 20 years of repetitive commercial aircraft observations by IAGOS-CARIBIC and IAGOS-CORE, with a view to
highlighting new findings and to promote use of this capability across the scientific community. There will be plenary sessions with 15-minute talks and a poster session. Each session will be introduced by an invited speaker highlighting key scientific questions which IAGOS airborne observational databases have or can contribute to.
The scientific symposium will cover the following research areas:
- Aerosols and Climate
- UTLS Dynamics, Chemical Composition & Trends
- Reactive Trace Gases
- Water Vapour Clouds & Radiation
- Evaluation & validation of satellite and surface remote sensing
- Long-range transport of air pollutants
- New technical developments for airborne monitoring
More information can be found on the conference website.
The IGAC 2016 conference will:
- Highlight cutting edge scientific research on atmospheric chemistry.
- Foster international collaborations to address the most pressing global change and sustainability issues through scientific research.
- Engage early career scientist to cultivate the next generation of international researchers.
- Highlight scientists and scientific research from developing and emerging economies.
- Promote networking between scientists, policy makers and industry leaders.
The IGAC 2016 Science Conference is a high profile event that will attract approximately 600 top international scientists, industry leaders, early career scientists from around the world, and representatives from all of the major U.S. funding agencies. The program will include cutting edge results from international atmospheric chemistry research activities.
Abstract submissions extended until 11 April 2016.
See the conference website for more information: www.igac2016.org