ARL News

Jackson State University’s ADP Symposium on July 23-24

August 2, 2007

The Trent Lott Geospatial and Visualization Research Center of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State University recently hosted the Symposium on Advances in Atmospheric Modeling, Computational Chemistry, Geospatial and Visualization Technologies for Air Pollution Dispersion Forecasting. The Symposium featured presentations by researchers from several areas of atmospheric science, visualization, and engineering research. Dr. S.T. Rao of NOAA/ARL/ASMD gave a keynote address on air quality modeling research. Drs. LaToya Myles and Chris Vogel of NOAA/ARL/ATDD made technical presentations on current air quality research at ATDD and on the UrbaNet National Capital Regional Testbed Network, respectively. Drs. Myles and Vogel, along with Dr. Szczepan Roszak of the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland, also served as judges for the Symposium’s student poster session, which highlighted atmospheric dispersion modeling research conducted along the Mississippi Gulf Coast by undergraduate and graduate students at Jackson State University. There was positive feedback from researchers within the Jackson State dispersion modeling community about the availability of data from the Gulf Coast region and several inquires were made regarding the expansion of UrbaNet sites in that area.

Contact information:
Dr. LaToya Myles
Phone: (865) 576-0452