The 16th AeroCom / 5th AeroSAT workshops 2017
was held at FMI in Helsinki Finland Oct 9 to Oct 13

program, participant list, abstract and poster
summaries are already available:

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

The 17th AeroCom / 6th AeroSAT workshops 2017
will be held at College Park, MD, USA
from October 15-19
below is a brief introduction

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more details on the meeting in spring of 2018.



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.

This year's key AeroCom topics were:

- 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 (e.g., GRASP; AERONET Version 3), chairperson-presented
discussion points, and ample time for discussion.

This year's key AeroSAT topics were

- comparisons / integration of satellite retrievals to/with model studies and suborbital data
- aerosol typing (CCI effort, new developments, GRASP update, next steps)
- quantifying uncertainty (plans to outline a paper on technique options and applicability)
- high-quality, long-term coverage and consistency requirements for aerosol data records
   (use of historical data? AERONET [V3 update]?, propagating uncertainties?)
- algorithm experiments: concept and concrete proposals (a questionnaire will be circulated)
- overlap with other initiatives (ICAP for data assimilation, CEOS virtual constellation for air quality,
   GEO for data archiving and accessibility)

We invite poster abstracts relating to these areas (submit under 'registration')
emphasizing any of the following:
-          lessons learned
-          presenting or demonstrating new concepts or products
-          testing ideas from last year AeroSAT

The program will start with a half day overlap with AeroCom (Oct 12 in the morning)
and include short reports from the AeroSAT working groups, discussion of satellite-model
topics raised during the AeroCom meeting.  Then each focused-topic session will begin
with one or two short, invited talks aimed at reviewing different approaches by different
groups on the topic, to stimulate discussion on issues and challenges.

Poster sessions will facilitate community interaction on all the abstracts, and a few short
presentations from among the submitted abstracts might also be requested, as appropriate
to the discussion sessions.

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