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Highlights of CSD Science at AGU

3 December 2012

Scientists from CSD present new research at this week's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Several posters were presented in addition to oral presentations and invited talks outlined below. Search the AGU 2012 Fall Meeting Scientific Program for abstracts and session information.

Monday December 3rd

Ilana Pollack discusses "Airborne quantification of upper tropospheric NOx enhancements from lightning in deep convective storms over the continental U.S. during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) experiment" at 10:50am, as part of the AGU session Dynamics and Chemistry of the Coupled Troposphere/Stratosphere System: Extratropical UTLS/Results from DC3, 3010 Moscone West.

Robert (Bob) Banta was invited to present "Measurement challenges for characterizing the nocturnal stable boundary layer and low-level jet" at 2:25pm, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes and Turbulence, 3012 Moscone West.

Tuesday December 4th

Utah well

Just what are the impacts of oil and gas development on the environment? Scientists observed key VOCs that are precursors for ozone production. A "mobile laboratory" found that air sampled near active gas wells and various processing plants contains just the right mix of ingredients. More on the Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study and Utah's winter air quality mystery.

Jessica Gilman was invited to present "Source signature of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) associated with oil and natural gas operations in Utah and Colorado" at 9:40am, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Impacts of Oil and Gas Development, 3008 Moscone West.

Jeff Peischl presents "Emissions of Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and Ammonia from California's San Joaquin Valley" at 1:40pm, as part of the AGU session Emissions Understanding, Constraints, and Changes, 3006 Moscone West.

Carsten Warneke presents "Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with natural gas production in the Uintah Basin, Utah" at 2:25pm, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Impacts of Oil and Gas Development, 3008 Moscone West.

Steve Brown discusses "Wintertime ozone and nitrogen oxide photochemistry and nighttime chemistry in a Western oil and gas basin" at 3:10pm, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Impacts of Oil and Gas Development, 3008 Moscone West.

Cora Young discusses the "Importance of chlorine atom oxidation to tropospheric chemistry in an urban, coastal environment" at 4pm, as part of the AGU session Sources, Sinks, and Cycling of Radicals in the Troposphere, 3010 Moscone West.

Wednesday December 5th

Jerome Brioude presents "Top-down estimate of anthropogenic emission inventories of CO, NOx and CO2 in Los Angeles basin in 2010" at 8am, as part of the AGU session Emissions Understanding, Constraints, and Changes, 3006 Moscone West.

Joost deGouw presents "Top-Down Constraints on the Emissions of Anthropogenic Volatile Organic Compounds from a Mega-City" at 8:45am, as part of the AGU session Emissions Understanding, Constraints, and Changes, 3006 Moscone West.

Si-Wan Kim discusses the "Evaluation of NOx emission inventories in California using multi-satellite data sets, AMAX-DOAS and in-situ airborne measurements, and regional model simulations during the CalNex field campaign" at 9:45am, as part of the AGU session Emissions Understanding, Constraints, and Changes, 3006 Moscone West.

smoke stacks

Soot is in the air! The burning of coal, diesel, biofuel, such as firewood, and biomass releases black carbon, a fine particulate that makes up soot. More on black carbon research and black carbon released during the Gulf Oil Spill.

Anne Perring discusses "An analysis of black carbon in the northern Pacific" at 11am, as part of the AGU session Airborne Observations of Greenhouse Gases and Black Carbon, 3008 Moscone West.

Elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union earlier this year, Dan Murphy was invited to present "The chemical composition of stratospheric aerosol particles" at 11:30am, as part of the AGU session New Atmospheric Sciences Fellows Presentations, 3002 Moscone West.

Greg Frost was invited to present "Evaluating NOx Emissions Using Satellite Observations" at 11:35am, as part of the AGU session Application of Satellite Data to Serve Air Quality Management Needs, 3004 Moscone West. Greg also convenes a town hall at 12:30pm, for the AGU session Emissions Information & Communication: Progress & Priorities, 2004 Moscone West.

David Fahey was invited to present "Black carbon observations during the HIPPO campaign" at 2pm, as part of the AGU session Airborne Observations of Greenhouse Gases and Black Carbon, 3008 Moscone West.

Barbara Ervens discusses the "Oxidant supply and aqueous photochemical SOA formation in cloud droplets and aqueous aerosol" at 5:15pm, as part of the AGU session Heterogeneous Photochemical Processes in Outdoor and Indoor Atmospheres, 3004 Moscone West.

Thursday December 6th

NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V

The HIPPO (HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations) project is the most extensive airborne global sampling of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to date. The HIPPO project used the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V jet aircraft that houses specialized instruments for measuring atmospheric gases. More on the past, present and future of airborne atmospheric observations and the role of aircraft in research.

Martin Graus discusses "Emissions of Monoterpenes and DMS from Corn and their Influence on Nighttime Chemical Processing of Nitrogen Oxides" at 5:30pm, as part of the AGU session Measurements and Modeling of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Across Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems and the Atmosphere, 3006 Moscone West.

Friday December 7th

Barbara Ervens presents "The signature of aqueous phase SOA: Evidence from field and model studies" at 8am, as part of the AGU session Chemical Processing of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol, 3004 Moscone West.

Christoph Senff was invited to present "Application of Ozone Profiling Lidars for Air Quality Research" at 9:15am, as part of the AGU session Tropospheric O3 Profiles: Measurement Strategies, Anthropogenic Influences, Climate Change Forcing, and Implications for Air Quality, 3002 Moscone West.

Graham Feingold was invited to present "Where, why and how on Earth does aerosol influence clouds and precipitation?" at 4:15pm, as part of the AGU session Where Is the Aerosol Indirect Effect?, 2016 Moscone West.

More information:

AGU 2012 Fall Meeting

CU Media Advisory: Highlights of CIRES science at AGU