This international conference will provide a technical forum on advances in the scientific understanding of the effects of aerosols on urban, regional, continental, and global-scale haze and the radiative balance. The conference will take a multipronged approach by encouraging scientific submissions (e.g., related to measurements, modeling, etc.) as well as submissions addressing regulatory and policy issues. The complete list of topics is provided below. We would like to highlight two planned session topics.  The first will be sessions on black and brown carbon, as recent research has shown the importance of these particles for radiative forcing.  Second, there will be sessions related to the synergistic and increasing concerns of the effects of atmospheric nitrogen and carbonaceous material on haze, climate change, and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems.  In addition, panel sessions related to current hot topics will also be developed closer to the conference date.  Two or more professional courses, designed to provide both a technical foundation and a timely refresher, will be offered onsite prior to the conference on September 26, 2016. There is also a photo contest planned, as well as a mid-conference field trip to the Grand Teton National Park Class I area and an associated night sky program.

Final Program available!

We would like to thank the following for financial support for the Technical Program:

  • U.S. National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • California Air Resources Board
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District


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