ARL Scientist Announces Seminar Series on Aerosols and Atmospheric Chemistry

May 2018

Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Daniel Tong is facilitating a seminar series with the dual purpose to provide a forum for learning about cutting edge science and to promote collaborations between ARL, other federal institutes, and academia. The idea for this series stems from NOAA’s lead role in developing better aerosol models to improve weather forecasting. ARL and other labs within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, including the Earth System Research Laboratory and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, are playing a key role in spearheading development of the aerosol component of NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction System.

This monthly seminar series will feature well-established scientists performing cutting edge research on aerosols and atmospheric chemistry. While the full lineup of speakers is still evolving, the first seminar was held on May 1, 2018 and featured University of Maryland professor Dr. Zhanqing Li, a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Li, who also serves as editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres and co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, presented “Interactions among aerosols, planetary boundary layer, and convective weather.”

Invited participants include scientists from ARL, NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and academia. The University of Maryland is co-sponsoring the seminar series with ARL, and will host the sessions at its Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, while also offering remote access for each session via WebEx.