welcome  to AeroCom / AeroSAT

the 19th Opens external link in new windowAeroCom / 8th AeroSAT meeting
was held as virtual web meeting (due to COVID-19)

Oct 12-16, 2020

5 hours every day (incl. 2* 15min breaks)
EU     2pm - 7pm      AeroCom and AeroSAT
NY     8am - 1pm      AeroCom and AeroSAT
CA     5am - 10am    AeroCom and AeroSAT
JP      9pm - 2am     AeroCom and AeroSAT
CH     8pm - 1am     AeroCom and AeroSAT

no decision on next year's (annual) meeting has been made
an announcement is expected at the end of year 2020


AeroCom is an open international initiative of scientists interested in the advancement of the understanding of global aerosol properties and aerosol impacts on climate, weather, and air quality. A central goal is to more strongly tie and constrain modeling efforts to observational data from satellite, ground-based, and aircraft observations. A major element for exchanges between data and modeling groups are annual meetings of AeroCom together with the satellite data oriented initiative AeroSAT. In addition to the comparisons among models and between models and data, AeroCom initiates and coordinates model experiments to target particular research topics, leading to joint research papers of synthesizing character. A common database is maintained at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute to facilitate joint scientific exploration.

The major objectives of the 19th AeroCom meeting are to 
- update the outcome of the Phase III AeroCom model experiments
- formulate new phase IV activities of modeling and analysis and
- discuss the near-term goal and directions.

We encourage submissions of abstracts covering any ongoing or planned activity that uses AeroCom data. Analyses that use Phase III data will be prioritized for oral slots. Talks on aerosol modelling improvements or comparisons against observations, aerosol-climate interactions and novel research ideas are also encouraged.

AeroSAT is an international consortium of experts on aerosol remote sensing from ground, aircraft and space. This initiative was established in 2013: (1) to accelerate the exchange of ideas and concepts both within the aerosol remote-sensing community, and in conjunction with the aerosol modeling (e.g., AeroCom), and in situ aerosol-measuring efforts, and (2) to advance and coordinate the capabilities of satellite sensor aerosol retrieval products, which are needed to constrain aerosol processing and assist in evaluating global modeling. One major aspect of AeroSAT is the interaction with the aerosol modeling community as every year, AeroSAT meets in conjunction with AeroCom, and cross-pollination of ideas will be the focus of an overlap half-day joint session with AeroCom. The main goal of the AeroSAT meeting overall is to share and encourage new developments and ideas in several major areas, including aerosol-type retrievals, characterizing aerosol amount and type product uncertainties, creating long-term data records, and improving aerosol measurement-model interactions. On each of these AeroSAT topics, working groups have ongoing, dedicated efforts, and will report briefly on their activities, followed by extensive open discussion. Each session will be introduced by one or two invited seed presentations to stimulate discussion. As appropriate, posters are accommodated based on submitted abstracts, and in some cases, one or two abstracts are selected for very brief oral presentations on new approaches, also as part of the introduction to discussion.


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