IGAC2021 Side Meetings: Week Two

Following the IGAC2021 Virtual Conference, there are several side meetings scheduled to discuss IGAC-related scientific collaborations happening NEXT WEEK. These are open to the general IGAC Community, not just those registered to attend the conference. 

Keep up to date with the schedule here and see below for more information on the side meetings happening the week of September 20, 2021. 

Sept 20, 2021 11:00-13:00 UTC

Southern Hemispheres Working Group Side Meeting
Short Description of Meeting: Learn more about the Southern Hemispheres Working Group and how to connect and collaborate.  Join at the meeting time via zoom link here

Sept 22, 2021 14:00-16:00 UTC

Time to reignite an IGAC activity on biomass burning? – open discussion
Short Description of Meeting: Is there a need for an IGAC-sponsored activity surrounding biomass burning? What other international collaborative structures exist that the IGAC community can tap into?  Join at the meeting time via zoom link here

Sep 24, 2021 13:00-15:00 UTC

NUNATAK Laboratories Discussion, Click to register here
Short Description of Meeting: The Centre for Environmental Technologies (CETAM-USM) has two Refuge Laboratories in the Chilean Central Andes mountain (CCA), namely, NUNATAK-1 on 3,000 masl (-32.844, -70.129), and NUNATAK-2 on 2,500 masl (-33.665, -70.086), in which the impact of environmental pollution is studied through the atmosphere-cryosphere interaction on this mountain. For this purpose, we have installed these NUNATAKS that are mobile, autonomous, and collaborative for the study of pollution in the glaciers of the CCA. The NUNATAKS is also a secure platform for Chilean and international researchers to place their equipment to measure and study the atmosphere and cryosphere of the CCA. NUNATAKS is equipped with several equipment for continuous monitoring of air quality (BC, PM1, PM2.5, PM10, Radon, CO, NO, NO2, O3, H2S, SO2, NH3, VOCs, NMHC, etc.), broadband albedo, solar radiation, and meteorology. In addition, the NUNATAKS work as platforms to support snow samples collection, and they have space to accommodate several people during scientific campaigns. Therefore, through this meeting, we hope to publicize its existence, discuss possible collaboration, and installation of measurement equipment for international atmospheric chemistry teams.