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Highlights of CSD Science at AGU

4 December 2017

Our scientists share new research at next week's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center). CSD submitted more than fifty total presentations, over half of which are oral, to the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section. Twenty posters will be presented in addition to the oral presentations and invited talks, all outlined below. Search the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting Scientific Program for abstracts and session information. Download the CSD Oral and Poster Presentations PDF file quick reference for AGU.

Monday 8am - 12:20pm Poster Hall D-F


Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Sciences Posters

Jim Burkholder: An Evaluation of C1-C3 Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Metrics: Lifetimes, Ozone Depletion Potentials, Radiative Efficiencies, Global Warming and Global Temperature Potentials

Gas-Phase and Aerosol Processes and Characteristics in the Remote Troposphere Posters

Chuck Brock: Global-scale Measurements of CCN-Sized Particles in the Remote Marine Boundary Layer

Dan Murphy: The global distribution of sea salt aerosol he global distribution of sea salt aerosol

Jeff Peischl: Constraining ozone deposition to the sea surface using airborne data

Patrick Veres: Global Observations of Inorganic Gases in the Remote Atmosphere – First Observations from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom)

Monday 1:40pm - 6pm Poster Hall D-F


Atmospheric Ice-Nucleating Particles and Ice-Cloud Formation: Field, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies Posters

Gregory Schill: The Contribution of Black Carbon to Ice Nucleating Particle Concentrations from Prescribed Burns and Wildfires

Renewable Energy: Solar, Marine, Hydrokinetic, and Open Topics Posters

Timothy Bonin: Cloud fraction and cloud base measurements from scanning Doppler lidar during WFIP-2

Monday December 11th

Ru-Shan Gao presents "Overview of the aerosol measurements in the UTLS during the POSIDON campaign" at 10:50, as part of the AGU session Observations and Modeling of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, La Nouvelle AB.

Drew Rollins discusses "Sources of enhanced SO2 in the tropical Western Pacific UT/LS" at 11:05, as part of the AGU session Observations and Modeling of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, La Nouvelle AB.

Tom Ryerson discusses "Systematics of Ozone Distributions in the Remote Pacific and Atlantic Troposphere from the NASA ATom Mission" at 11:05, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Oxidation Capacity Constraints: Laboratory Investigations, Field and Remote Sensing Observations, and Modeling Studies, 392.

Erin McDuffie was invited to present "When the Sun's Away, N2O5 Comes Out to Play: An Updated Analysis of Ambient N2O5 Heterogeneous Chemistry" at 14:19, as part of the AGU session Student Engagement to Enhance Development, 252-254.

Eric Ray discusses "What can surface measurements of long-lived trace gases tell us about interannual variability in UTLS transport?" at 14:55, as part of the AGU session Observations and Modeling of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, La Nouvelle AB.

Chelsea Thompson presents "Global-scale Airborne Observations of Tropospheric Reactive Nitrogen Species from the NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission" at 16:15, as part of the AGU session Gas-Phase and Aerosol Processes and Characteristics in the Remote Troposphere, 398-399.

Agnieszka Kupc presents "ATom observations of new particle formation in the tropical upper troposphere. The role of convection and nucleation mechanisms" at 17:15, as part of the AGU session Gas-Phase and Aerosol Processes and Characteristics in the Remote Troposphere, 398-399.

Tuesday 8am - 12:20pm Poster Hall D-F


Observations and Modeling of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Posters

Karen Rosenlof: Is There Evidence that Mid-Latitude Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Occurs in Conjunction with North American Monsoon Convection?

Troy Thornberry: Insight into the formation processes of high altitude cirrus over the tropical western Pacific during POSIDON

Pengfei Yu: Evaluation of Sulfate and Organic Aerosol in the Global UTLS: Budget and Size Distribution

Tuesday 1:40pm - 6pm Poster Hall D-F


Stratospheric Ozone Change: Its Impact on Climate and Understanding of Uncertainties in Data Records Posters

Robert Portmann: A new approach to Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) estimation

Tuesday December 12th

Franziska Glassmeier presents "A network approach to the geometric structure of shallow cloud fields" at 09:05, as part of the AGU session Processes of (Sub) Cloud Scales: Modeling, Observation, and Parameterization for Larger-Scale Models, 398-399.

Karl Froyd presents "Mineral Dust Aerosol Measurements throughout the Global Free Troposphere" at 09:15, as part of the AGU session Mineral Dust Aerosols: From Small Scale Insights to Large Scale Understanding, 393-394.

Owen Cooper was invited to present "Tropospheric ozone observations across Asia: A synthesis of recent findings and implications for domestic and downwind regions" at 11:05, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gases, and Emissions in Asia and Its Interactions with the World, 395-396.

David Fahey is the primary convener for the AGU session Climate Science Special Report: An Assessment of the Science Focusing on the United States 13:40 - 15:40, E2.

Tuesday - NOAA booth #1025 at the center of the Exhibitor's Hall

Carsten Warneke presents "Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) at 13:45

NOAA booth presentation

Eric McDuffie presents "The Unique Measurement Capabilities of NOAA: An Air Quality Case Study in Norther Utah" at 10:15

Brian McDonald discusses "Air Quality Culpability Shifts from Cars to Chemical Products" at 14:45

Tak Yamaguchi presents "New pathway of stratocumulus to cumulus transition via aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction " at 15:30, as part of the AGU session Processes of (Sub) Cloud Scales: Modeling, Observation, and Parameterization for Larger-Scale Models III , 398-399.

Aditya Choukulkar discusses "Quantifying measurement uncertainty and spatial variability in the context of model evaluation" at 16:45, as part of the AGU session Renewable Energy: Wind, 265-266.

Wednesday 8am - 12:20pm Poster Hall D-F


Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales Posters

Carsten Warneke: FIREX (Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment): Measurements of Nitrogen Containing Volatile Organic Compounds

Kyle Zarzana: Laboratory measurements of glyoxal emissions from biomass burning

Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer: Basic Research and Applications Posters

Katherine Manfred: Investigating Aerosol Morphology Using Scattering Phase Functions Measured with a Laser Imaging Nephelometer

Progress in Reanalysis: Development, Evaluation, and Application Posters

Sean Davis: Stratospheric water vapor and ozone evaluation in reanalyses as part of the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP)

Wednesday 1:40pm - 6pm Poster Hall D-F


Atmospheric Measurements with New Technology, Instrumentation, and Methods Posters

Guillaume Kirgis: Effects of Temperature and Air Density Profiles on Ozone Lidar Retrievals

Joshua Schwarz: A strategy for characterized aerosol-sampling transport efficiency

Erik Larson: Novel applications of the temporal kernel method: Historical and future radiative forcing

Wednesday December 13th

Matthew Coggon discusses "Primary emissions and chemical oxidation of volatile organic compounds emitted from laboratory biomass burning sources during the 2016 FIREX FireLab campaign: measurements from a H3O+ chemical ionization mass spectrometer" at 13:55, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales Posters, 395-396.

Jessica Gilman discusses "Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from biomass burning: GC-MS analysis of primary combustion emissions of fuels common to North America" at 14:10, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Jim Roberts presents "Measurement of Total Reactive Nitrogen (Nr) during the FIREX 2016 Lab Study" at 14:40, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Abigail Koss discusses "Unraveling the chemical complexity of biomass burning VOC emissions via H3O+ ToF-CIMS (PTR-ToF): emissions characterization" at 14:55, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Rebecca Washenfelder discusses "Chemical Properties of Brown Carbon Aerosol Generated at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory" at 15:10, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Abigail Koss discusses "Complex and surprising VOC chemistry in oil and gas producing regions: H3O+ CIMS results from the SONGNEX 2015 aircraft mission" at 16:00, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Impacts of Emissions from the Unconventional Oil and Gas Sector, 393-394.

2012 AGU Fellow Dan Murphy was invited to present "What matters for the radiative properties of biomass burning smoke?" at 16:00, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Gabriela Adler discusses "Rethinking the distinction between black and brown carbon" at 16:15, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Thursday - NOAA booth #1025 at the center of the Exhibitor's Hall

NOAA booth presentation

Owen Cooper presents "The Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: A community-wide effort to quantify tropospheric ozone in a rapidly changing world" at 11:15

Chelsea Stockwell presents "Field Measurements of Trace Gases and Aerosols Emitted by Undersampled Combustion Sources Including Wood and Dung Cooking Fires, Garbage and Crop Residue Burning, and Indonesian Peat Fires" at 17:00, as part of the AGU session Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales, 395-396.

Thursday 1:40pm - 6pm Poster Hall D-F


Boundary Layer Clouds and Climate Change Posters

Graham Feingold: A43B-2457 Stratocumulus Cloud Top Radiative Cooling and Cloud Base Updraft Speeds

Fires Impact on Air Quality and Climate: Measurements and Predictions Across All Scales Posters

Ann Middlebrook: A43E-2497 Characterization of biomass burning aerosols produced in the laboratory with a light-scattering aerosol mass spectrometer

Nicholas Wagner: The absorption budget of fresh biomass burning aerosol from realistic laboratory fires

Leveraging Inventories, Observations, and Models to Improve the Scientific Basis of Emissions Posters

Yuyan Cui: Inversion Estimate of California Methane Emissions Using a Bayesian Inverse Model with Multi-Tower Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network and Aircraft Measurements

Greg Frost: Technical discussions on Emissions and Atmospheric Modeling (TEAM)

Reactivity and Cycling of Organic and Inorganic Compounds in the Atmospheric Multiphase System Posters

Barbara Ervens: Is there an aerosol signature of aqueous processing?

Jan Kazil: Lagrangian large eddy simulations of boundary layer clouds on ERA-Interim and ERA5 trajectories

Thursday December 14th

Brian McDonald discusses "Evaluation of a Fuel-Based Oil and Gas Inventory of Nitrogen Oxides with Top-Down Emissions " at 11:35, as part of the AGU session Leveraging Inventories, Observations, and Models to Improve the Scientific Basis of Emissions, 393-394.

Friday 8am - 12:20pm Poster Hall D-F


Quantifying Tropospheric Ozone's Present-Day Distribution and Trends from the Perspective of Human Health, Climate, and Ecosystem Productivity Posters

Audrey Gaudel: Present-day distribution and trends of global tropospheric ozone from satellite observations: Results from the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR)

Friday 1:40pm - 6pm Poster Hall D-F


Advances in an Integrated Observing System for Air Quality Posters

Kara Lamb: Black carbon's contribution to aerosol absorption optical depth over S. Korea

Monitoring, Analysis, and Prediction of Air Quality from Urban to Regional and Global Scales Posters

Zachary Finewax: Direct Roadside Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds in Vehicle Emissions Using NO+ Time-of-Flight Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Friday December 15th

Nicholas Davis discusses "Decomposing the Eddy-Mean Flow Response of the Hadley Circulation to Greenhouse Gas Forcings" at 09:15, as part of the AGU session The Dynamics of the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in Present and Future Climates: Jet Streams, Storm Tracks, Stationary Waves, and Monsoons, La Nouvelle AB.

Alessandro Franchin presents "High pollution events in the Great Salt Lake Basin and its adjacent valleys. Insights on mechanisms and spatial distribution of the formation of secondary aerosol." at 09:45, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution in Urban Airsheds During Winter, 393-394.

Steve Brown presents "Aircraft measurements to characterize polluted winter boundary layers: Overview of twin otter flights during the Utah Winter Fine Particulate Matter Study" at 10:35, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution in Urban Airsheds During Winter, 393-394.

Erin McDuffie discusses "Observational Insights into N2O5 Heterogeneous Chemistry: Influencing Factors and Contribution to Wintertime Air Pollution" at 11:05, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution in Urban Airsheds During Winter, 393-394.

Dorothy Fibiger discusses "Mid-latitude Ozone Depletion Events Caused by Halogens from the Great Salt Lake in Utah" at 11:50, as part of the AGU session The Dynamics of the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in Present and Future Climates: Jet Streams, Storm Tracks, Stationary Waves, and Monsoons, 393-394.

Caroline Womack presents "Aircraft NOx and O3 measurements during wintertime temperature inversions in Salt Lake City, Utah" at 13:55, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution in Urban Airsheds During Winter, 393-394.

Stu McKeen presents "Modeling of meteorology, chemistry and aerosol for the 2017 Utah Winter Fine Particle Study" at 15:10, as part of the AGU session Air Pollution in Urban Airsheds During Winter, 393-394.

Owen Cooper presents "The Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR): A community-wide effort to quantify tropospheric ozone in a rapidly changing world" at 16:15, as part of the AGU session Quantifying Tropospheric Ozones Present-Day Distribution and Trends from the Perspective of Human Health, Climate, and Ecosystem Productivity, 393-394.


More information:

AGU Fall Meeting 2017 Planner: CSD Oral and Poster Presentations PDF file

AGU 2017 Fall Meeting

CIRES Annoucement: CIRES Science @ #AGU17 Tip Sheets