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IAGOS Scientific Symposium on Atmospheric Composition

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Long-term Observations by Commercial Aircraft
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Oct 17, 2016 12:00 AM to Oct 19, 2016 01:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Manchester (United Kingdom)
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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 and with a view to highlight their new findings and to promote use of this scientific capability across the climate community. Trends in climate change, air quality, the impacts of aerosol and clouds, stratospheric ozone depletion and the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere are scientific problems that require detailed long-term observations of chemical composition throughout the atmosphere on a global scale. By providing long-term routine observations in the upper troposphere, lower stratosphere (UTLS) and vertical profiles over the world’s major cities for more than two decades, IAGOS has provided an important tool to investigate and monitor atmospheric composition trends and processes whilst extending the scope and application of surface and satellite observations.

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
A sponsored dinner will be proposed for the evening of the 18th.

Organised and co-sponsored by:
University of Manchester National Centre for Atmospheric Science
NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

Martin Gallagher, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
Andreas Zahn, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
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