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Highlights of CSD Science at AGU

6 December 2019

Our scientists share their research at next week's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Moscone Center). CSD submitted 45 total presentations to the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section. Twenty four posters will be presented in addition to the oral presentations and invited talks, all outlined below. Search the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting Scientific Program for abstracts and session information. Download the CSD Presentations Schedule quick reference for AGU.

Monday 8am - 12:20pm Moscone South Poster Hall


High-Resolution Climate Modeling on Large Supercomputers II

Ryuji Yoshida: Two-dimensional Hadley circulation modeling as a test for high resolution climate simulation

Yaosheng Chen: Single-column modeling of shallow clouds for the development of the adaptive vertical grid for E3SM-FIVE

Boundary Layer Clouds and Climate Change II

Tom Goren: Attributing marine stratocumulus cloud break-up timing to anthropogenic aerosols

Jan Kazil: Evaluating Lagrangian Large Eddy Simulations of a Pocket of Open cells with Satellite and In-situ Data

Measurement and Understanding of Boundary layer and Surface Processes of Trace and Aerosols II

Lizzy Asher: POPSnet- A spatially dense aerosol instrument network

Monday 1:40pm - 6pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Light-Absorbing Carbon Aerosol from Obervations and Models II

Joe Katich: Microphysical properties of refractory black carbon during the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission

Use of Unmanned Systems in Atmospheric Science II

Ru-Shan Gao: HAPS (high altitude pseudo satellite) UAS for Atmospheric Research – Demonstration and Outlook

Monday December 9th

Ilann Bourgeois presents "Aircraft observations of volcanic plumes in the troposphere and stratosphere" at 9:05am, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond I, 3006 Moscone West.

Matthew Coggon discusses "Box Model Assessments of Biomass Burning Smoke Oxidation and the Interplay Between VOCs, NOx, and Noy" at 10:50am, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond II, 3006 Moscone West.

Andy Langford discusses "Ozone production in the Soberanes smoke haze: impact on air quality in the San Joaquin Valley during the California Baseline Ozone Transport Study " at 11:20am, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond II, 3006 Moscone West.

Zachary Decker presents "Smokin' Chemistry under Moonlight. Determining Air Quality and Climate Impacts from Wildfire Smoke Requires an Investigation of how Smoke Changes Chemically, in the Dark." in the eLightening AGU session for Student Engagement to Enhance Development: Outstanding Student Presentation Award Winners, 4-6pm, Moscone South eLightning Theater II.

Megan Bela discusses "Emissions, Transport, and Chemistry of Smoke from Western U.S. Wildfires" at 4:30pm, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond IV, 3006 Moscone West.

Patrick Veres was invited to present "Gas-phase peroxy radical autoxidation dominates dimethyl sulfide oxidation in the marine atmosphere" at 4pm, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Oxidation Capacity Constraints: Laboratory Investigations, Field and Remote Sensing Observations, and Modeling Studies I, 3006 Moscone West.

Ming Lyu discusses "Optical properties of brown carbon from combustion of boreal peat: new insights from size-exclusion chromatography" at 5pm, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond IV, 3006 Moscone West.

Tuesday 1:40pm - 6pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Observing and Simulating Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Interactions in a 3-D Atmosphere

Jake Gristey: Insights into Shallow Cumulus Surface Radiative Effect Utilizing Observations, High Resolution Modeling, and 3-D Radiative Transfer Simulations

Assessing Atmospheric Instrumental Uncertainty and Measurement Consistency II

Pamela Rickly: Recent Improvements and Intercomparison of a Laser-Induced Fluorescence Instrument for Measuring SO2

Drew Rollins: A new airborne instrument for measuring nitric oxide using single photon laser induced fluorescence

Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond VI

Rebecca Washenfelder: Brown Carbon Aerosol Absorption in Western Wildfires

Multiscale Analysis of Emissions and observations for Air Quality Forecasting II

Claire Granier: Analysis of Recent Anthropogenic Surface Emissions from Inventories and Inverse Modelling Estimates: Are Future Emission Scenarios Valid for the Recent Past?

Tuesday December 10th

Zachary Decker presents "The Study of Nitrate Radical Reactions with Catechol and Phenol by a Dark Oxidation Flow Reactor and Chamber Experiment." at 9:45am, as part of the AGU session Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond V, 3006 Moscone West.

Nate Marshall presents "Lidar Measurements Of Sea Ice and Phytoplankton In The Arctic Ocean" at 10:50am, as part of the AGU session Changing Climate Components in the Artic and Antarctic Coupled Systems II, 2003 Moscone West.

Jeff Peischl discusses "Methane Emissions from Landfills in the Southeastern U.S. and a Comparison with Inventories" at 3:25pm, as part of the AGU session The Global Methane Cycle I, 3001 Moscone West.

Troy Thornberry was invited to present "The NightFOX project: a small UAS system for wildfire observations" at 5:30pm, as part of the AGU session Use of Unmanned Systems in Atmospheric Science I, 3018 Moscone West.

Wednesday 8am - 12:20pm Moscone South Poster Hall


What's new in Atmospheric New Particle Formation?

Christina Williamson: Observations of New Particle Formation in the Remote Atmosphere from NASA’s Atmospheric Tomography Mission (Invited)

Biomass Burning and Its Impacts: Emission, Chemical Evolution, and Beyond VII

Jim Roberts: The Reactive Nitrogen Budget of Laboratory-Simulated Western North American Wildfires

Wednesday 1:40pm - 6pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Understanding the Unexpected Increase in CFC-11 Emissions

Bob Portmann: Better quantification of the recent unexpected emission of CFC-11

Solar Geoengineering Benefits and Risks: Modeling, Impacts, Analogues, Engineering, Ethics, and Governance II

Martin Ross: Investigation of Climate Perturbations Caused by the Direct Injection of BC Into the Upper Stratosphere by Rocket Launches

Wednesday December 11th

Shuka Schwarz is a Co-Convener for Session A31A: Assessing Atmospheric Instrumental Uncertainty and Measurement Consistency, 8-10am, 3004 Moscone West.

Claire Granier is a Co-Convener for Session A31E & A23Q: Multiscale Analysis of Emissions and Observations for Air Quality Forecasting I, 8-10am, 3008 Moscone West.

Tara Banerjee discusses "Robust winter warming over the Northern Hemisphere continents under stratospheric sulfate geoengineering" at 8:24am, as part of the AGU session Solar Geoengineering Benefits and Risks: Modeling, Impacts, Analogues, Engineering, Ethics, and Governance I, 2003 Moscone West.

NOAA Exhibition Booth

Brent McBride presents "Exploring the atmosphere in polarized light: the HARP CubeSat mission" at 10:30am Wednesday.

Brent McBride presents "Hyper-angular imaging polarimetery on the NASA PACE mission" at 1pm Thursday.

Thursday 8am - 12:20pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Boundary Layer Clouds and Turbulence, and Their Interaction with the Underlying Land or Ocean Surface III

Tak Yamaguchi: Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Trade Wind Cumulus Clouds and the Role of Vertical Wind shear

Thursday 1:40pm - 6pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Sciences IV

Emmanuel Assaf: HOOCH2SCHO formation in the marine boundary layer: Rate coefficient measurement of the intramolecular Hydrogen-shift in the CH3SCH2OO radical

Thursday December 12th

Brian McDonald discusses "Evaluating a Fuel based Bottom-up Inventory of Oil and Natural Gas Emissions with OMI and TROPOMI Salellite Retrievals" at 9am, as part of the AGU session Emissions of Atmospheric Pollutants from Oil, Gas, and Coal Operations I, 3010 Moscone West.

Aparajeo Chattopadhyay pfresents "Atmospheric chemistry of maleic anhydride (C4H2O3): OH radical and Cl atom reaction rate coefficients and degradation mechanism" at 11:20am, as part of the AGU session Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Sciences II , 3006 Moscone West.

Melissa Breeden discusses "Diagnosing North Pacific Blocking using a Linear Inverse Model" at 12:05pm, as part of the AGU session Extratropical Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Variability I, 3004 Moscone West.

Meng Li discusses "Spatial Distribution of Emissions at City Scales over the U.S.: Validations Based on the High Resolution NO2 Retrievals of TROPOMI" at 4:12pm, as part of the AGU session Novel Techniques to Infer Emissions and Concentrations of Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases from Satellite Data for Policy Applications I, 3004 Moscone West.

Eric Ray discusses "Interannual Variability of Long-Lived Trace Gas Transport from the Middle Stratosphere to the Surface" at 4:30pm, as part of the AGU session Recent Findings from Spaceborne Observations of the Middle Atmosphere I, 3009 Moscone West.

Carsten Warneke presents "The Human Forest: Fragranced volatile chemical products enhance ozone exceedances in New York City" at 4:45pm, as part of the AGU session The Sources and Fate of Organic Gases and Particles in the Atmosphere: Characterizations, Mechanisms, and Modeling II, 3006 Moscone West.

Friday 8am - 12:20pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Reducing Uncertainty in Aerosol Effects on Regional and Global Climate II

Chuck Brock: A Global-Scale In Situ Dataset of Aerosol Properties to Constrain Models: Results from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom)

Graham Feingold: Quantifying biases in aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions associated with spatiotemporal averaging

The Sources and Fate of Organic Gases and Particles in the Atmosphere: Characterizations, Mechanisms, and Modeling III

Georgios Gkatzelis: Large Emissions from Volatile Chemical Products Related to Population Density in the US

Stratospheric Composition Change: Its impact on Climate and Understanding of Uncertainties in Data Records II

Ekaterina Lezine: Characterizing Spatial and Temporal Sampling Uncertainty in the SWOOSH Database

Friday 1:40pm - 6pm Moscone South Poster Hall


Cirrus, Chemistry, and Dynamics of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere II

Dan Murphy: Size-dependent aerosol chemistry in the lower stratosphere

Renewable Energy: Wind I

Christiana Sasser: Analysis of Boundary Layer Height in the Indianapolis Urban Area Using Doppler Lidar

Friday December 13th

Greg Frost presents "Characterization and Application of JPSS Products in Biomass Burning Studies" at 8:50am, as part of the AGU session Monitoring and Predicting the Impacts of Extreme Fire and Dust Events Using the New Generation of Satellite Trace Gas and Aerosol Observations I, 3004 Moscone West.

Christopher Maloney discusses "Improved ice cloud representation in the CAM/CARMA cirrus model using interactive sulfate aerosol and heterogeneous nucleation" at 11:50am, as part of the AGU session Cirrus, Chemistry, and Dynamics of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere I , 3010 Moscone West.

Gregory Schill discusses "Global-scale, in-situ measurements of aerosol-bound bromine and iodine: Constraining abundance and elucidating novel sources using single-particle mass spectrometry" at 11:50am, as part of the AGU session Advancing the Particle-Scale Understanding of Atmospheric Aerosol I, 3008 Moscone West.

Christina Williamson is a Co-Convener for Session A53A: Aerosols, Clouds, and Chemistry in Polar and Pristine Regions I, 1:40-3:40pm, 3006 Moscone West.

Christina Williamson is a Co-Convener for Session A54A: Aerosols, Clouds, and Chemistry in Polar and Pristine Regions II, 4-6pm, 3006 Moscone West.


References, Resources & More information:

AGU Fall Meeting 2019 Planner: CSD Presentations Schedule

AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

CIRES News: Highlights of CIRES Science at AGU 2019