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David Skaggs Research Center, Room GC-402
325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305
May 13 and May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 AGENDA

(Only presenter's name is given; please refer to abstract for complete author listing)
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• 07:00 Conference Registration Opens - lunch order fee collected at registration table.

• 08:00-08:30 Morning Breakfast - Coffee, tea, fruit, bagels & donuts served

Session 1 • Setting the Stage - Chaired by Russ Schnell Slides
08:30-08:45 Welcome and Introduction - J.H. Butler (ESRL)
08:45-09:15 Keynote Address Prospects for a Low Carbon Energy Future
  M.B. McElroy (Harvard University)
09:15-09:30 An Update on Climate Services
  C.J. Koblinsky (NOAA, CPO)
09:30-09:45 Objective Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals
  P. Tans (ESRL)
09:45-10:00 Atmospheric Emissions of Sulfur Hexafluoride: A Challenge for the Future
  J.W. Elkins (ESRL)
10:00-10:15 NOAA's SOS - The Ideal way to Display Global Data
  B. Russell (ESRL)

• 10:15-10:30 Morning Break

Session 2 • Halocarbons & Other Traces Species - Chaired by James Elkins Slides
10:30-10:45 Tetrafluoromethane in the Global Atmosphere
   J. Mühle (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
10:45-11:00 Towards an Understanding of Inter-Annual Variations in Tropospheric OH since 1998 from Observations of Reduced Trace Gases
  S. Montzka (ESRL)
11:00-11:15 Regional Estimates of CH4 and N2O Emissions from Central California
  M.L. Fischer (Lawrence Berkeley)
11:15-11:30 PFC Emissions from Global and Australian Aluminum Production Using AGAGE Data
  P. Fraser (CSIRO)
11:30-11:45 Observations of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases Over North America from the NOAA ESRL Carbon Cycle Group Aircraft Project
  C. Sweeney (University of Colorado/CIRES
11:45-12:00 Tribute to Derek Cunnold (large file! 216Mb)

• 12:00-13:15 Catered Lunch Service - Outreach Classroom GB-124 (pre-payment of $10.00 required)

Session 3 • Carbon Cycle Gases, Session 1 - Chaired by Pieter Tans Slides
13:15-13:30 Space-Based Measurements for Long-Term Global Monitoring of Atmospheric CO2
   D. Crisp (NASA/JPL)
13:30-13:45 CO2 Vertical Profiles from Simultaneous Retrievals of Near Infrared and Thermal Infrared Satellite Data
  C. Miller (NASA/JPL)
13:45-14:00 Global Distribution of CO2 in Mid-Troposphere from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Measurements Reveal Cross Equator Exchange
  Y.L. Yung (California Institute of Technology)
14:00-14:15 Validation of Six Years of Mid-Tropospheric CO2 Data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder AIRS
  E.T. Olsen (NASA/JPL)
14:15-14:30 High Resolution CO2 Transport Modeling System WRF-VRPM and its Application in Interpretation of CO2 Measurements
  R. Ahmadov (Max-Planck-Institute)
14:30-14:45 When is the Permafrost Carbon Tipping Point?
  K. Schaefer (University of Colorado/NSIDC)

• 14:45-15:00 Afternoon Break

Session 4 • Carbon Cycle Gases, Session 2- Chaired by Andy Jacobson Slides
15:00-15:15 Measurement of Greenhouse Gases in the Russian Arctic
  A.I. Reshetnikov (Main Geophysical Observatory).
15:15-15:30 Development of the FIM (Flow-following finite volume Icosahedral Model) Global Model Toward an Earth System Model Including Inline Treatment of Aerosols and Trace Gases
  S.G. Benjamin (ESRL)
15:30-15:45 The Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil-Fuel Use in North America
  T.J. Blasing (Oak Ridge National Lab)
15:45-16:00 Vertical Profiles of CO2, CH4 and other Trace Gases above the Brazilian Amazon
  J.B. Miller (CIRES)
16:00-16:15 Is Atmospheric Methane on the Rise Again?
  E.J. Dlugokencky (ESRL)
16:15-16:30 AGAGE and CSIRO Measurements of Recent Global Methane Growth
  M. Rigby (MIT)

• 16:45-18:30 Poster Session (DSRC Cafeteria) with appetizers & refreshments

Thursday, May 14, 2009 AGENDA

(Only presenter's name is given; see abstract for complete author listing.)
(Click on presentation title to view abstract.)

• 07:00 Conference Registration Opens - lunch order fee collected at registration table.

• 08:00-08:30 Morning Breakfast - Coffee, tea, fruit, bagels & donuts served

Session 5 • Observatories and Global Measurements - Chaired by Brian Vasel Slides
08:30-08:45 U.S. Climate Reference Network: Current Status and Future Directions
  S. LeDuc (NOAA NCDC)
08:45-09:00 Primary Study on the Characteristics of Trace Gases in a Clean Area of North China
  B. Jianhui (CAS, China)
09:00-09:15 Overview of Chemical and Physical Measurements at Lulin Atmospheric Background Station (LABS, 2,862m MSL) in Taiwan, East Asia Since 2006
  N.H. Lin (National Central University, Taiwan)
09:15-09:30 Year-Round Measurements and Interpretations at Greenland Environmental Observatory at Summit (GEOSummit)
  R. Banta (Desert Research Institute)
09:30-09:45 Measurements of Ambient Mercury and Related Species at the Mauna Loa Observatory 2002-2008
  L. Alvarez-Aviles (EPA)
09:45-10:00 Interpreting Total Gaseous Mercury Observations with Lagrangian and Eulerian Atmospheric Models: A Canadian Perspective
  J. Chun-Han Lin (U. Waterloo Ontario)
10:00-10:15 Measurements of the Stable Isotopologues of Water Vapor at Mauna Loa for Monitoring the Atmospheric Water Cycle
  D. Noone (University of Colorado/CIRES)

• 10:15-10:30 Morning Break

Session 6 • Ozone (and Global Measurements continued) - Chaired by Bryan Johnson Slides
10:30-10:45 Air Quality Implications of Ozone in Air Entering the West Coast of North America
  D.D. Parrish (ESRL)
10:45-11:00 Reactive, Anthropogenic Trace Gases at the German GAW Site Hohenpeissenberg: Trends and Variability on Various Time Scales
  C. Plass-Duelmer (German Meteorological Service)
11:00-11:15 Uptake of Ozone-Depleting Halogenated Gases to the Snow-Covered Surface at Niwot Ridge, Colorado
  D. Helmig (U. Colorado/INSTAAR)
11:15-11:30 Springtime Tropospheric Ozone in the Arctic from Surface and Ozonesonde Observations
  S.J. Oltmans (ESRL)
11:30-11:45 Increasing Mid-Tropospheric Ozone Above Western North America During Springtime
  O. Cooper (University of Colorado/CIRES
11:45-12:00 Updated Outcomes for Greenhouse Gases from China GAW Stations and Near Future Implementation
  L. Zhou (CAMS, China)

• 12:00-13:00 Catered Lunch Service - Outreach Classroom GB-124 (pre-payment of $10.00 required)

Session 7 • Solar Radiation and Aerosols - Chaired by Patrick Sheridan Slides
13:00-13:15 NOAA's Potential to Support Renewable Energy
  M. Marquis (ESRL)
13:15-13:30 Comparison of Model Predictions of Aerosol Radiative Properties with Long-Term Measurements
  J.A. Ogren (ESRL)
13:30-13:45 Trends and Properties of Tropospheric Aerosols that Undergo Long-Range Transport to the North American Arctic
  P. Quinn (NOAA PMEL)
13:45-14:00 Relating OC/EC Data from Two National Monitoring Networks
  W. White (U. California-Davis)
14:00-14:15 The Ratio of Total Aerosol Carbon to Sulfate in the Free Troposphere at MLO
  B.J. Huebert (U. Hawaii)
14:15-14:30 Solar Radiation Data from Citizen Surface Stations Worldwide
  R.B. Chadwick (ESRL)
4:30-14:45 Surface Radiation at Globally Remote Sites: From Dimming and Brightening to Warming
  E.G. Dutton (ESRL)

• 14:45-15:00 Afternoon Break

Session 8 • Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere (and a New Direction)- Chaired by Sam Oltmans Slides
15:00-15:15 A New Look at Antarctic Ozone Hole Recovery
  D.J. Hofmann (University of Colorado/CIRES)
15:15-15:30 Toward a More Accurate Estimate of Global Stratospheric Aerosol Surface Area Density. Is it Important?
  T. Deshler (U. Wyoming)
15:30-15:45 The GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN)
  H. Vöemel (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
15:45-16:00 Evidence for Recent Stratospheric Circulation Changes from Multiple Measurement Sources
  E. Ray (University of Colorado/CIRES)
16:00-16:15 UV Products from NOAA-EPA Brewer (NEUBrewer) Network
  P. Kiedron (University of Colorado/CIRES)
16:15-16:30 Applications of COSMIC Radio Occultation for Climate Modeling
  S.P. Ho (UCAR)
16:30-16:45 Behavior of Some TC-4 Atmospheric Parameters Measured by Balloonsondes and NASA Aircraft
  A. Pino (U. Panama)
16:45-17:00 Rapid Photochemical Production of Ozone at High Concentrations in a Rural Site During Winter
  R.C. Schnell (ESRL)

• Closing: Dr. James H. Butler (ESRL)