Dr. Stein Attending International Workshop Focused on Measurement-Model Fusion Deposition Technique
ARL Acting Deputy Director, Dr. Ariel Stein, will attend the Workshop on Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 26-27, 2019. Organized by the Scientific Advisory Group for Total Atmospheric Deposition (SAG-TAD), which Dr. Stein chairs, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) plays to host the event at its headquarters.
SAG-TAD is one of seven variable-specific, scientific advisory groups within the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme, a partnership between WMO members and collaborators whose purpose is to provide reliable scientific data on the atmosphere’s chemical composition. SAG-TAD’s mandate is to produce global deposition maps for atmospheric chemicals to enable research and aid assessments of effects to both human health and the ecosystem.
The workshop, the second of its kind in as many years, is designed to serve as a platform for the exchange of information and to facilitate data standardization. While still in development, different parts of the world are already applying the MMF technique, which provides a new way to determine deposition of chemical compounds into the Earth’s surface and oceans. Organizers expect approximately 40 participants, including modelers, measurement experts, and statisticians representing academic and government agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Dr. Stein is in the second of his ten-year role as SAG-TAD Chairperson. His expertise in modeling and deposition measurements led to his selection by the former Chair and his fellow SAG-TAD members.