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Highlights of CSD Science at AGU

6 December 2018

Our scientists share new research at next week's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. (Walter E. Washington Convention Center). CSD submitted nearly fourty total presentations to the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section. Sixteen posters will be presented in addition to the oral presentations and highllighted talks, all outlined below. Search the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting Scientific Program for abstracts and session information. Download the CSD Oral and Poster Presentations PDF file quick reference for AGU.

Monday 8:00-12:20 Poster Hall A-C


Microphysical and Macrophysical Properties and Processes of Ice and Mixed-Phase Clouds: Linking in Situ, Remote Sensing Observations and Multiscale Models I

Kara Lamb: Do Surface Kinetics Play a Role in Depositional Ice Growth in Cirrus Clouds?

Monday December 10th

Drew Rollins presents "Aircraft observations of volcanic plumes in the troposphere and stratosphere" at 9:21, as part of the AGU session Understanding the Effects of Volcanic Eruptions: From Plume Evolution to Climate and Societal Impacts I, 150A.

Tuesday December 11th

Antara Banerjee discusses "Stratospheric water vapor: an important climate feedback" at 16:45, as part of the AGU session Climate Sensitivity and Feedbacks: Advances and New Paradigms II, 146B.

Pengfei Yu discusses "PyroCb Smoke Rises and Persists in the Global Stratosphere: Constraints on injected smoke mass, black carbon abundance, and ozone reaction rates with organic coatings" at 17:46, as part of the AGU session Extreme Wildfires and Smoke Plumes: Past, Present, and Future II, 144A-C.

Wednesday 8:00-12:20 Poster Hall A-C


Atmospheric Trace Species Profiles from Long-Term and Campaign Sampling: Observations from Ground, Balloons, and Aircraft I

Audrey Gaudel: Tropospheric Column Ozone Variability From Space: Expended Results from the First Multi-Instrument Intercomparison

Christoph Senff: Boundary layer entrainment of transported ozone layers observed with lidar during the CABOTS and FAST-LVOS studies

Troy Thornberry: ACCLAIM: an Airborne Science Mission to Study UTLS Aerosol Processes, Properties and Impacts

Boundary Layer Clouds and Atmosphere, Biosphere, Land, and Ocean Interactions IJan Kazil, Primary Convener and Chair

Jan Kazil: The life cycle of a pocket of open cells and its response to biomass burning aerosol

Wednesday 13:40-18:00 Poster Hall A-C


Improving the Science of Emissions Through Inventories, Observations, and Models IIIGreg Frost, Primary Convener

Laboratory Studies in Atmospheric Sciences

Jim Burkholder: Atmospheric Chemistry of c-C5HF7 and c-C5F8: OH Reaction Rate Coefficients, Degradation Products, Infrared Spectra, and Global Warming Potentials

Joshua Schwarz: Extrapolation of thermal radiation signals in the Single Particle Soot Photometer

Patrick Veres: Application of Isotopic Labelling Techniques with Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry for the Elucidation of Molecular Structural Information

Wednesday December 12th

Karen Rosenlof is the Primary Convener and Chair for Session A31A: Atmospheric Trace Species in the Stratosphere: Distribution, Trends, Variability, and Processes Related to Stratospheric Ozone and Climate I, 8:00-10:00, 151B.

David Fahey presents "The 2018 UNEP/WMO Assessment of Ozone Depletion: An Update (Highlighted)" at 8:00.

Sean Davis discusses "On the robustness of recent lower stratospheric ozone trends in specified dynamics model simulations" at 8:48.

Greg Frost is the Primary Convener and Chair for Session A31B: Improving the Science of Emissions Through Inventories, Observations, and Models I, 8:00-10:00, 151A.

Claire Granier discusses "Evolution of surface emissions in China and impact on changes in air quality" at 9:00.

Zachary Decker presents "Trace gas measurements in the troposphere and plans for nighttime wildfire plume aircraft measurements" at 10:30, NOAA booth #1415 in the Exhibitor's Hall.

Jessica Gilman presents "Volatile organic compounds in New York City: source signature of emissions from volatile chemical products, combustion, and fossil fuels in spring and summer 2018" at 11:50, as part of the AGU session Urban and Regional Air Quality: Emissions, Land Surface Forcing, and Meteorological Impacts II, 144A-C.

Matt Coggon discusses "Significant anthropogenic monoterpene emissions from fragrances and other consumer products in New York City." at 12:05, as part of the AGU session Urban and Regional Air Quality: Emissions, Land Surface Forcing, and Meteorological Impacts II, 144A-C.

Greg Frost is the Primary Convener and Chair for Session A32B: Improving the Science of Emissions Through Inventories, Observations, and Models II, 10:20-12:20, 151A.

Brian McDonald discusses "Evaluating a Bottom-up Inventory of Volatile Chemical Products and Mobile Source Emissions with Field Measurements in New York City (Highlighted)" at 12:05.

Karen Rosenlof is the Primary Convener for Session A32A: Atmospheric Trace Species in the Stratosphere: Distribution, Trends, Variability, and Processes Related to Stratospheric Ozone and Climate II, 10:20-12:20, 151B.

Steve Brown presents "First in-situ observations of N2O5 and ClNO2 in the upper atmosphere: Results from ATom" at 14:10, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Trace Species Profiles from Long-Term and Campaign Sampling: Observations from Ground, Balloons, and Aircraft II, 151B.

Chelsea Thompson discusses "Distributions and Chemistry of NOx in the Remote Troposphere and the Validity of the Photo-stationary State Approximation" at 14:25, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Trace Species Profiles from Long-Term and Campaign Sampling: Observations from Ground, Balloons, and Aircraft II, 151B.

Joost de Gouw presents "Summary of Results from the NOAA Shale Oil and Natural Gas Nexus (SONGNEX) Study" at 14:25, as part of the AGU session Emissions of Atmospheric Pollutants from Oil, Gas, and Coal Operations I, 151A.

Thursday 8:00-12:20 Poster Hall A-C


Atmospheric Trace Species in the Stratosphere: Distribution, Trends, Variability, and Processes Related to Stratospheric Ozone and Climate IIIKaren Rosenlof, Primary Convener and Chair

Karen Rosenlof: Lower stratospheric ozone variability

Bob Portmann: Ozone Depletion Potentials: A new approach

Thursday 13:40-18:00 Poster Hall A-C


Atmospheric Oxidation Capacity Constraints: Laboratory Investigations, Field and Remote Sensing Observations, and Modeling Studies II

Zachary Decker: Nighttime aircraft intercepts of biomass burning plumes: observations and box model analysis

Halogens in the Earth System

Andy Neuman: Global reactive halogen measurements over the remote oceans

Atmospheric Aerosol Processes Across Scales I

Nick Wagner: Examining light-absorbing aerosol layers encountered during the ATOM4 mission

Thursday December 13th

Nick Davis presents "Reconciling Hadley Cell Expansion Trend Estimates in Reanalyses" at 8:15, 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 I, 144A-C.

Karl Froyd discusses "Mineral dust abundance and sources in the global free troposphere" at 8:45, as part of the AGU session Multisensor, Model, and Measurement Synergy: Aerosol Sources and Their Environmental Effects I, 151A.

Jim Roberts discusses "Cyanogen Halides (X-CN, X = Cl, Br, I) could be significant contributors to reactive halogen chemistry in the troposphere." at 8:45, as part of the AGU session Halogens in the Earth System I, Liberty I-K.

Carrie Womack presents "Wintertime ammonium nitrate aerosol pollution in urban areas: NOx and VOC control as mitigation strategies" at 11:20, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Chemistry in Highly Polluted Environments II, 151B.

Jan Kazil is the Primary Convener and Chair for Session A43A: Boundary Layer Clouds and Atmosphere, Biosphere, Land, and Ocean Interactions II, 13:40-15:40, 152B.

Graham Feingold discusses "The evolution of cloud field properties in shallow continental convective clouds" at 13:40.

Ru-Shan Gao discusses "The Nighttime Fire Observations eXperiment (NightFOX) - UAS wildfire measurements for air quality, fire weather forecasting, and satellite validations" at 14:55, as part of the AGU session Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Atmospheric Science I, 152A.

Joe Katich discusses "Seasonal Variation of Refractory Black Carbon Loadings over the Remote Atlantic Observed During the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission" at 14:55, as part of the AGU session Quantifying and Reducing the Uncertainties in the Global and Regional Aerosol Forcing of Climate I, 151A.

Megan Bela presents "Emissions, Transport, and Chemistry of Smoke from the October 2017 Northern California Fires" at 16:00, as part of the AGU session The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society II, Salon C.

Greg Frost discusses "Characterizing Tropospheric Trace Gas Retrievals from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder" at 17:15, as part of the AGU session JPSS: Providing Advanced Global Observations to Improve Knowledge and Decisions by a Global Interconnected Community I, 206.

Friday 8:00-12:20 Poster Hall A-C


Multisensor, Model, and Measurement Synergy: Aerosol Sources and Their Environmental Effects II

Chuck Brock: Measurements of Cloud-Active Aerosol Particles in the Marine Boundary Layer from 80°N to 85°S during the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) Mission

Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling: Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics and Transport I

Eric Ray: Interannual Stratospheric Transport Variability Impacts on Surface Trace Gas Concentrations

Quantifying and Reducing the Uncertainties in the Global and Regional Aerosol Forcing of Climate III

Christina Williamson: Sources, Sinks and Processing of Newly Formed Particles in the Remote Free Troposphere: Comparing In Situ-Measurements from the Nasa Atmospheric Tomography Mission with Chemistry Climate Models

Friday December 14th

Greg Schill discusses "The Ubiquity of Biomass Burning Particles in the Remote Troposphere" at 10:35, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Aerosol Processes Across Scales II, 151A.

Agnieszka Kupc presents "New particle formation and growth to CCN sizes over the remote tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. ATom observations and modeling studies" at 14:25, as part of the AGU session Atmospheric Aerosol Processes Across Scales III, 151A.


More information:

AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Planner: CSD Oral and Poster Presentations PDF file

AGU 2018 Fall Meeting

CIRES News: Highlights of CIRES Science at AGU 2018