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12th AEROCOM workshop

(held at Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany Sep 23-27, 2013)

This document contains presentations of the AEROCOM/AEROSAT/ACTRIS workshop in September 2013. Contributions are bundled by topics:


  1. The Workshop_INFO & Overview presentations outlines the program and list the participants
  2. The AeroCom_talks section contains AeroCom presentations
  3. The AeroCom_ideas section contains concepts for new (and on-going) model experiments
  4. The ACTRIS_talks section contains ACTRIS EU-project presentations
  5. The AeroSAT_talks section contains presentations of the AeroSAT sub-group
  6. The posters section contains summary slides of presented posters
  7. The winners of the AOD forecast contest are Johannes Kaiser, Toshihiko Takemura and Cynthia Randles and Stefan's Aeronet climatology ! Detailed results of the AOD forecast contest can be found in the results file!


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Workshop_INFO & Overview presentations

  1. logistics for the 12th AeroCom / ACTRIS workshop
  2. program of the 12th AeroCom / ACTRIS workshop
  3. participants of the 12th AeroCom / ACTRIS workshop
  4. abstracts of presentations of the 12th AeroCom / ACTRIS workshop
  5. 10 years Aerocom / Welcome to the 12th AeroCom workshop by Michael Schulz (Met-No)
  6. final remarks to the 12th AeroCom workshop by Michael Schulz (Met-No)
  7. plans for the 13th AeroCom workshop
  8. introductions to ACTRIS science presentations by G.Pappalardo (IMAA-CNR)
  9. summarizing remarks to ACTRIS science presentations by P.Laj (LMD)

AeroCom_talks in presented order
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  1. constraining estimates of aerosol effects on clouds by S.Ghan (PNNL)
  2. inter-comparing data and models in AeroCom and beyond by P.Stier (Uni Oxford)
  3. recent topics related with aerosol-climate models in Japan by T.Takemura (Uni Kyushu)
  4. contribution of land-use to the variability of dust properties by P.Ginoux (NOAA-GFDL)
  5. lessons from a scientific assessment (key presentation) by B.Stevens (MPI-Met)
  6. multi-decadal aerosol variations: sources and regional trends by M.Chin (NASA-GSFC)
  7. trends in aerosol optical depth by modeling and observations presented by N.Bellouin (Uni Reading)
  8. a statistical framework to quantify model uncertainty by L.Lee (Uni Leeds)
  9. AeroCom inter-comparison of aerosol (? cirrus) indirect effects by X.Liu (Uni Wyoming)
  10. global fire data-sets for model input by J.Kaiser (MPI-Chem)
  11. anthropogenic SO2 emissions from an atmospheric inversion by N.Hunneus (LMD)
  12. explanations for inter-model diversity for vertical profiles by Z.Kipling (UNI Oxford)
  13. aerosols in cloudy scenes: properties and impacts by F.Peers (LOA)
  14. VIIRS aerosol products by L.Remer (UMBC)
  15. SeaWiFS and MODIS Deep Blue aerosol products by C.Hsu (NASA-GSFC)
  16. MODIS (new) collection 6 dark target aerosol products by R.Levy (NASA-GSFC)
  17. we are getting better at aerosol type by R.Kahn (NASA-GSFC)
  18. first products from ESA Aerosol_cci by T.Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  19. global aerosol observations from CALIPSO by D.Winker (NASA-LaRC)
  20. global aerosol absorption from OMI near-UV observations by O.Torres (NASA-GSFC)
  21. remote sensing of the relative concentrations of carbon aerosol and dust by G.Schuster (NASA-LaRC)
  22. HIPPO black carbon aerosol vertical profiles vs AeroCom modeling by J.Schwarz (NOAA-ESRL)
  23. black carbon radiative forcing – AeroCom vs HIPPO and A-FORCE by B.Samset (CICERO)
  24. comparison of AAOD from in-situ and remote sensing measurements by J.Ogren (NOAA-ESRL)

proposals for AeroCom activies in presented order

  1. introduction of new and old experiments of the radiative forcing working group by P.Stier (Uni Oxford)
  2. joining GASSP activities by K.Carslaw (Uni Leeds)
  3. a joint SSiRC/AeroCom initiative on stratospheric aerosol by C.Timmreck (MPI-Met)
  4. nitrate simulations constrained by measurements by H.Bian (NASA-GSFC)
  5. contributions to the Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (HTAP) study by M.Chin (NASA-GSFC)
  6. easy aerosols by A.Voigt (LMD)
  7. an AeroCom intercomparison exercise on state-of-the-art organic aerosol global modeling by K.Tsigaridis (NASA-GISS)
  8. biomass burning aerosol emission experiments by M.Petrenko (NASA-GSFC)
  9. data assimilation and parameter estimation for global (aerosol) properties by N.Schutgens (Uni Oxford)

ACTRIS talks in presented order

  1. aerosol typing and microphysical properties by lidar/radiometer by U.Wandinger (TROPOS)
  2. iSPEX: 1st results of aerosols by smartphones in The Netherlands by A.Apituley (KNMI)
  3. an observational framework for the study of cloud-aerosol interaction by H.Russenberg (Delft)
  4. ACTRIS aerosol vertical profiles: advanced data and their potential use in an aerosol observations/models combined approach by L.Mona (IMAA-CNR)
  5. atmospheric new particle formation by M.Kulmala (FMI)
  6. on the application, use and access to ground based aerosol obs. (EBAS) by C.Lund-Myhre (NILU)
  7. aerosol life cycles: what can we learn from high altitude sites? by U.Baltensperger (PSI)
  8. using ground station data for improving accuracy in (global) modeling by M.Fiebig (NILU)

AeroSAT_talks in presented order

  1. background and rationale for AeroSAT by S.Pinnock (ESRIN)
  2. international satellite aerosol science network: AEROSAT by T.Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  3. ATSR and more (aerosol retrievals at FMI and UHEL) by G.DeLeew (FMI)
  4. MISR by R.Kahn (NASA-GSFC)
  5. application and use: improving climatologies by S.Kinne (MPI-Met)
  6. OMI and more (aerosol measurements by spectral instrumentation by P.Levelt (KNMI)
  7. MODIS by R.Levy (NASA-GSFC)
  8. Earlinet (to validate satellite remote sensing) by L.Mona (IMAA-CNR)
  9. EUMETSAT aerosol activities by R.Munro (EUMETSAT)
  10. aerosol-cloud interactions: measurements of CCN by D.Rosenfield (Hebrew Uni)
  11. SAF network – committed aerosol products by L.Schueller (EUMETSAT)
  12. Polder (retrievals and inversions) by P.Goloub/D. Tanre (LOA)
  13. OMI by O.Torres (NASA-GSFC)
  14. CALIPSO by R.Kahn/D. Winker (NASA-GSFC)
  15. aerosol remote sensing in China by R.Xue (CAS)

2 slide summaries of most posters

  1. influence of observed diurnal cycles of aerosol optical depth on aerosol direct radiative effect (A.Arola, FMI)
  2. GASSP (K.Carslaw, Uni Leeds)
  3. anthropogenic and volcanic contributions to the stratospheric aerosol trends (M.Chin, NASA-GSFC)
  4. new sea-salt source function (OSSA) (G.DeLeeuw, FMI)
  5. Absorbing aerosol, influence on microphysics and radiative forcing (L.Doppler, FU Berlin)
  6. comparison of marine aerosol observations with AEROCOM models (E.Dunne, FMI)
  7. regional Aerosol Optical Depth trends with MATCH, CCCM and MODIS (D.Fillmore)
  8. overview over the AeroCom infrastructure at Met Norway (J.Griesfeller, Met No)
  9. aerosol direct radiative effect efficiency (ADREE), aerosol optical properties and surface albedo (J.Huttunen)
  10. lessons from coherent uncertainty analysis of aerosol observations from multiple satellite sensors and implications for model evaluation (C.Ichoku, NASA-GSFC)
  11. MPI Aerosol Climatology (MAC) (S.Kinne, MPI-Met)
  12. simulation of the aerosol vertical distribution by the AeroCom models: Phase II versus Phase I (B.Koffi, JRC)
  13. Secondary Organic Aerosol yields in chamber experiments (H.Kokkula, FMI)
  14. Impact of aerosol emissions in China and India on climate (T.Kuehn, FMI)
  15. ACTRIS Data Centre: an atmospheric data portal (C.Lund-Myhre, NILU)
  16. global distributions of cloud droplet number concentrations and cloud albedo effects from AeroCom models of a range of complexity (G.Mann, Uni Leeds)
  17. Improved representation of marine stratocumili in ECHAM6-HAM2 (D.Neubauer, ETHZ)
  18. evaluation of aerosol simulations over South Asia in multi-models (X.Pan, NASA-GSFC)
  19. aerosol - cloud droplet concentration closure for marine stratocumulus clouds: comparison of two parameterisations using an inverse modelling framework (D.Partridge, Uni Oxford)
  20. estimate of the radiative effect of brown carbon using AERONET products (M.Pitkanen, FMI)
  21. Retrieval of aerosol and volcanic ash properties from RAMAN lidar with optical estimation (A.Povey, Uni Oxford)
  22. impact of South African biomass burning on temperature tendencies (C.Randles, NASA-GSFC)
  23. comparison of Level 1.5 and Level 2.0 AERONET absorption products (G.Schuster, NASA-LaRC)
  24. a global view of aerosol macro- and microphysical processes (N.Schutgens, Uni Oxford)
  25. Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate (SSiRC) (C.Timmreck, MPI-Met)
  26. aerosol measurements of the ARM Climate Research Facility (J.Voyles, DOE)
  27. Radiative forcing and climate response due to the presence of black carbon in cloud droplets (Z.Wang, CMA)
  28. Constraints on aerosol sources using GEOS-Chem adjoint and MODIS radiances, and evaluation with OMI and MISR data (J.Wang, Uni Nebraska)
  29. Effect of aerosol sub-grid variability on AOD (N. Weigum, Uni Oxford)
  30. the global 3D aerosol distribution and estimates of all-sky aerosol direct radiative effect constraints (D.Winker, NASA-LaRC)
  31. improvements of cloud microphysics in the online aerosol-climate model BCC_AGCM2.0.1_CUACE/Aero and aerosol indirect effect (H.Zhang, Nat CC, CMA)

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