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15th AEROCOM / 4th AeroSat workshops / CAS_TWO_WMO course

(held at Beijing, China, Sep 19- Sep 27, 2016)

This document contains presentations of the AEROCOM workshop, of the AEROSAT workshop and selected presentations of the CAS_TWAS_WMO lecture course at Beijing, China in late September 2016.


  1. The AeroCom_general outlines the AeroCom 2016 program, lists the participants, presents the submitted abstracts, contains introductory presentations and announces the next AeroCom meeting in October 2017 in Helsinki
  2. The AeroCom_AeroSAT_oral section contains AeroCom 2016 and AeroSAT 2016 oral presentations
  3. The Lecture _oral section contains selected presentations of the CAS_TWAS_WMO lecture course
  4. The Posters section contains summary slides of presented posters at the Beijing meeting



  1. program of the 15th AeroCom workshop
  2. participants of the 15th AeroCom workshop
  3. abstracts of presentations of the 15th AeroCom workshop
  4. workshop goals and looking back at recent AeroCom achievements by M. Chin
  5. an introduction into atmospheric aerosol by B. Toon
  6. workshop goals and looking back at recent AeroSAT achievements by T. Popp and R.Kahn
  7. announcement for next AeroCom workshop at Helsinki in Oct 2017 to be hosted by G. deLeeuw

gives access to AeroCom and AeroSAT oral presentations in presented order (see program)

  1. an AeroCom review by S.Kinne
  2. emergent constraints for aerosol indirect effects by M.Wang
  3. aerosol effects on multi-decadal surface radiation trends by M.Chin
  4. climatic effects of aerosols in China constrained by nationwide measurements (keynote presentation) by H.Liao
  5. on radiative forcing by G.Myhre presented by B.Samset
  6. Dust vertical and horizontal distributions simulated by CESM and? compared with Calipso observations by X.Liu
  7. Comparisons of dust cycles simulated by CESM with two different? dust emission data-sets by S.Lin
  8. Regime Dependence of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions by Mi. Zhang
  9. Using Volcanic Emissions to Estimate Aerosol-Cloud Interactions by A,Gettelman
  10. Applicability of present day relationships between aerosols and? clouds to constrain climate forcing by aerosol-cloud interactions by E.Gryspeerdt
  11. Satellite-derived warm rain fraction as a constraint on the? cloud lifetime effect by J.Muelmenstaedt
  12. Process-oriented evaluation of warm cloud microphysics in climate? models with a synergistic use of multi-sensor satellite observations by K.Suzuki
  13. Air Pollution and Climate Change in China: Impact and Feedback by Z.Li
  14. The Simulation Study of Global Distribution of Temporal and? Spatial Variation of PM2.5 Concentration by H.Zhang
  15. Observation-based relationships between PM2.5 and AOD over China by J.Xin
  16. Impact of a new emission inventory on CAM5 T simulations of aerosols and aerosol radiative effects in eastern China by T.Fan
  17. Climate change and impacts due to aerosol effects in Asian region? based on modeling studies an by T.Takemura
  18. Model analysis of soil dust impacts on boundary layer meteorology? and air quality over East Asia in April 2015 by Me.Zhang
  19. Seasonality in Anthropogenic Aerosol Effects on East Asian? Climate Simulated with CAM5 by Y.Jiang
  20. The transport of sea-spray spume during high-wind conditions and? its effects on sea salt aerosol emissions by L.Wu
  21. Aerosols as drivers of precipitation change: A PDRMIP multi-model study by B.Samset
  22. Update on the AeroCom INSITU Project: Comparison of aerosol optical properties from in-situ surface measurements and models by E.Andrews
  23. Anthropogenic dust experiment: Sensitivity to land-use datasets and surface winds by P.Ginoux
  24. AeroCom model experiments on UTLS aerosols and AeroCom connections to other international activities by M.Chin
  25. Revisiting aerosol module assessments in AeroCom by S.Kinne
  26. Remote sensing evaluation of AEROCOM models by N.Schutgens
  27. AeroCom Biomass Burning Emissions Experiment Phase 1: Fire emission source strength emission factors by M.Petrenko
  28. Investigation of global nitrate and its impact on air quality from AeroCom phase III experiments by H.Bian
  29. Aerosols at the Poles: An AeroCom Phase II multi-model assessment by B.Samset
  30. discussions on AEROCOM experiments / activities by M.Schulz
  31. Aerosol research in South Korea by M.Choi
  32. Remote sensing evaluation of AeroSAT products by N.Schutgens
  33. The MAC aerosol climatology by S.Kinne
  34. Aerosol over China / multiple satellite instruments (MarcoPolo) by Leeuw
  35. Outcome of last year AEROSAT meeting by R.Kahn and T.Popp
  36. use of uncertainties in models by A.Gettelman
  37. Aerosol type - how to use in models by M.Chin
  38. Evaluations of seasonal / spatial global AOD variations in GEOS-Chem-APM based on multiple-platform observations by X.Ma
  39. How can we support aerosol-cloud studies (ACPC) ? by R.Kahn
  40. Needs for data assimilation to standardize algorithm qualification by T.Popp
  41. How can we support CMIP6 [AERCHEMMIP/RFMIP/VOLMIP] ? by M.Schulz
  42. (Miss-) use of linear regression for validation / alternative methods by A.Sayer
  43. ESA Aerosol_cci progress on pixel-level uncertainties by T.Popp
  44. Variation and trends of MODIS C5 & C6 products errors by Q.Zhang
  45. Seed questions on air quality by R.Kahn
  46. The NOAA VIIRS aerosol products and air quality applications by L.Remer
  47. From Climate to Air Quality: Polarimetric Characterization of Speciated Airborne Particulate Matter by O.Kalashnikova
  48. seed questions on air quality by T.Popp
  49. Update of aerosol type inventory by L.Mona
  50. seed questions on climate data records by T.Popp
  51. Creating aerosol optical depth climate records from satellite remote sensing by R.Levy
  52. Is climatological aerosol optical depth averaged over the last 16+ years stationary? by H.Lee
  53. How the different retrieval approaches effect the aerosol optical depth retrieved from the (A)ATSR and brief overview of other European datasets) by L.Sogacheva
  54. AeroSAT 2016 preliminary summary by T.Popp

gives access to oral presentations of the 15th CAS-TWAS-WMO forum on aerosol by author

  1. Aerosols in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere and the Asian Monsoon by B. Toon
  2. Volcanic eruptions, global cooling and ozone loss: Historic example and what we need to measure after the next eruption by B. Toon
  3. Clouds and aerosols on Mars and Earth: Unsolved problems in Martian dust storms and Martian river valleys by B. Toon
  4. Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars by B. Toon
  5. Going Through a Phase: Particulate Water in Atmospheric Aerosol by M. Tolbert
  6. As cold as ice: cirrus cloud formation in the upper troposphere by M.Tolbert
  7. Modeling atmospheric aerosols and synergies with observations: Opportunities, challenges, and way forward by M.Chin
  8. Overview of Aerosols in GCMs by X.Liu
  9. Modeling Studies of Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions by X.Liu
  10. Overview of Cloud Microphysics and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in GCMs by X.Liu

gives brief summaries of most presented posters

  1. summary slides of poster-presentations in the AeroCom session (in alphabetical order by author)
  2. summary slides of poster-presentations in the AeroSAT session (in alphabetical order by author)

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