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Atmospheric Chemistry
Gordon Research Conference

Addressing the Complexity of Our Atmosphere Through Integration Across Scales

Dates

July 30 - August 4, 2017

Location

Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River
Newry, ME Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Kim Prather

Vice Chairs:
Neil M. Donahue & Ronald C. Cohen

Application Deadline

Applications are no longer being accepted for this meeting. If you have been instructed to apply by the Conference Chair, please contact Vanessa LaPorte for further instructions.

Meeting Description

As is the tradition for this conference, the 2017 meeting will include a broad range of topics and new developments in the field of atmospheric chemistry. Changes to the atmosphere are occurring at an unprecedented rate due to a rapidly growing global population and thus the field of atmospheric chemistry faces new challenges. This conference will provide a forum for an open and provocative discussion of major gaps in the field with a focus on how we can improve our understanding and predictive ability of the atmosphere through integration of fundamental laboratory studies with field observations and models. This meeting will specifically focus on aerosol-cloud interactions, ice nucleation, biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks, integration of measurements and models, indoor air quality, aerobiology, and fundamental gas and heterogeneous reaction processes. The conference will be attended by those participating in ACCESS XIIII, the Fourteenth Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, which will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York immediately before the GRC.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Atmospheric Chemistry Challenges of the 21st Century
Discussion Leader: Colette Heald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmOpening Remarks
7:45 pm - 8:00 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmJohn Seinfeld (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Secondary Organic Aerosol Production in Laboratory Chambers"
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:15 pmA.R. Ravishankara (Colorado State University, USA)
"Role of Atmospheric Chemistry in the Earth's Environment"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMother Nature's Control of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
Discussion Leader: Susannah Burrows (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:45 amJanine Frohlich (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany)
"Characterization and Quantification of Biological Ice Nuclei"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amJonathan Raff (Indiana University, USA)
"Biogeochemical Controls on the Sources and Fate of Reactive Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere"
10:30 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 amAllison Steiner (University of Michigan, USA)
"The Atmospheric Life Cycle of Pollen: From Plant to Grain to Particle"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPoster Previews
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChallenges in Indoor Air Chemistry Measurements
Discussion Leader: Richard Corsi (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:15 pmNicola Carslaw (University of York, United Kingdom)
"How Important Is Indoor Air Chemistry? Insights from a Detailed Chemical Model"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmWilliam Nazaroff (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"CSI Oakland: Probing the Depths of Residential Indoor Air Chemistry"
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmChemistry in the Remote Atmosphere
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Murphy (University of Toronto, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:45 amJonathan Abbatt (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Aerosol in the Arctic Summertime: Particle Formation and Growth, Clouds, and Melting Sea Ice"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amJenny Fisher (University of Wollongong, Australia)
"Fates of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Presence of (Some) NOx: Implications for the Remote Atmosphere"
10:30 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 amAndi Andreae (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany)
"Where Is the Source of New Particles in the Pristine Atmosphere?"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPoster Previews
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmImpact of Interfacial Composition on Heterogeneous Chemistry and Ice Nucleation
Discussion Leader: Ryan Sullivan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:15 pmGilbert Nathanson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"Exploring the Dynamics of Atmospheric Reactions at the Surface of Sea Spray Mimics"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmValeria Molinero (University of Utah, USA)
"Ice Nucleation by Organic and Biological Molecules: A Molecular Perspective"
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIntegration of Measurements and Models: Impacts of Aerosols on Clouds, Climate, and Weather
Discussion Leader: Douglas Worsnop (Aerodyne Research, Inc., USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:45 amIlona Riipinen (Stockholm University, Sweden)
"What Do We Need to Know About the Molecular Composition of Organic Aerosol to Capture Its Interaction with Clouds?"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amRuby Leung (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Aerosol Source Impacts on Clouds and Precipitation"
10:30 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 amDaniel Rosenfeld (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
"Clouds Obscuring Aerosol Retrievals? Using Clouds for Revealing Aerosol Emission Sources and Climatic Impacts"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPoster Previews
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChallenges in Measuring and Modeling of Atmospheric Composition with Implications for Understanding Air Quality and Climate
Discussion Leader: Randall Martin (Dalhousie University, Canada)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:15 pmUlrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Why Does the Influence of Aerosols on Clouds and Climate Remain Uncertain?"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmIlan Koren (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Warm Convective Cloud Fields as a (Toy) Model for Challenges and Complexities in Cloud-Climate Research"
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFundamental Atmospheric Chemistry: Gas and Multiphase Processes
Discussion Leader: Annmarie Carlton (University of California, Irvine, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:15 am - 9:45 amCraig Taatjes (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Characterization of Intermediates in Atmospherically Relevant Hydrocarbon Oxidation Processes"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCari Dutcher (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Exploring Aerosol Water Uptake, Surface Tension, Viscosity, and Phase Using Microfluidic Contractions, Wells, and Traps"
10:30 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:05 amCoffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 amBarbara Turpin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
"Progress and Prospects: The Quest to Understand the Impacts of Multiphase Chemistry on a Wet Planet"
11:35 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPoster Previews
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmChemistry Across Scales: From Nanometers to Megameters
Discussion Leader: Renyi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmSteven Brown (Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, USA)
"Megacities, Forests, and Fires: Chemical Complexity Across Widely Different Atmospheres"
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:00 pmNicole Riemer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Aerosol Mixing State: Metrics, Measurements, and Modeling"
7:00 pm - 7:15 pmDiscussion
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmGeneral Discussion
8:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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