The 17th AeroCom / 6th AeroSAT workshops 2018
will be held at College Park, near Washington DC, USA
Oct 15 to Oct 19.

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'Registration' with submission of oral talks and
poster presentations is now completed.

'Registration' for attendance of US citizen or
US greencard holders remain open until the meeting

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for those unable to attend there will a
webex site to watch this event
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Workshop fees

to cover the workshop food costs (snacks, coffee and lunch)
we ask each participant to pay along with your registration for your
days of attendance (via the Opens external link in new windowcloud-cafe website by VISA payment)
$20 /per day  (snacks, coffee and lunch)  [recommended] or
$12 /per day  (snacks and coffee - NO lunch)  [minimum]

Since the NOAA location is relative remote and the planned lunch
breaks are relatively brief, we strongly recommend  to sign up for the
'conference package $20' .. as it includes a lunch.

When clicking on the lunch option, you will given separately for each day
a multitude of choices for salads or sandwiches (also with options
for special dietary needs) and for a softdrink.


for the TUE evening conference dinner: $45 (cash)
at Franklin's Brewery, 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 

for the WED afternoon excursion  …  2 options:
option1: DC ducks (tour on land and water): $40 (cash)
option3: walk the mall
... afterwards there is  
DC museums visiting time
(Space Museum, Hirschhorn Museum, ..)


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 first half of the week addresses AeroCom topics.
Next is 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.


presentations at past meetings

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

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