The 18th AeroCom / 7th AeroSAT workshops 2019
will be held at BSC, at Barcelona, Spain
Sep 23 to Sep 28.

information on the upcoming meeting will
be made available in spring of 2019

last meeting's Initiates file downloadprogram
last meeting's Initiates file downloadparticipant list 
last meeting's Initiates file downloadabstracts

presentations and that and previous
meetings can be accessed via the AeroCom website



The primary objective of AeroCom meetings is to share and participate in efforts
to untangle the complexity in bottom-up aerosol component modules
in global modeling. Better process understanding is addressed through either
common experiments with harmonized input, assumptions and parameterizations
or data constraints from observations. The data aspect is also the major reason
to co-locate AeroCom and AeroSAT for exchange on data potential and data needs.

key AeroCom topics are:

- improved evaluation strategies for AeroCom models
- recommendations for best modeling practices for different aerosol components
- emerging constraints for global distributions and aerosol radiative effects
- new aerosol forcing estimate (including aerosol cloud interactions)
- reference fields from global modeling (e.g. model ensemble median maps)
- examination and lesson learned from past/ongoing model experiments
- simulation requirements (regular control) and new plans (hindcast, historical)



The primary purpose of the AeroSat meeting is to assess the state-of-the-art
of satellite aerosol retrievals and products, brainstorm ideas, and develop
consensus as much as possible.  So, as is our practice, the meeting format
will feature brief overview talks on key issues, occasional updates on specific
new developments, chairperson-presented
discussion points, and ample time for discussion.

AeroSat topics will be developed around the original working group topics
and the new set of AEROSAT experiments defined in 2017

- comparisons / integration of satellite retrievals
- aerosol typing 

- quantifying uncertainty
- high-quality, long-term aerosol data records
- algorithm experiments
(possibilities for a new aerosol retrieval comparison,
joint remote sensing AOD and type,
connecting model – satellite aerosol type,
onstraining aerosol vertical distribution, consistent multi-sensor trends,
CCN new approach)

- aerosol-cloud interaction (also involving cloud retrieval experts)


program schedule

The initial four days of the week address AeroCom topics.
including a half-day joint session with topics
related to both AeroCom and AeroSat
The last two days of the meeting focus on AeroSat topics.

AeroSat has a focus on open discussions; thus, most presentations
are deferred to poster-presentations (with a brief oral introduction in some cases)
AeroSat focused-topic sessions will begin with short review talks
to stimulate subsequent discussions on issues and challenges.

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