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13th AEROCOM workshop

(held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2014)

This document contains presentations of the AEROCOM workshop and of the preceeding AEROSAT workshop at Steamboat Springs, CO in late September 2014.


  1. The AeroCom_2014 outlines the program, lists the participants and contains summary presentations of the AeroCom meeting in 2014
  2. The AeroCom_talks section contains AeroCom 2014 oral presentations
  3. The AeroCom_posters section contains summary slides of presented posters at the AeroCom meeting in 2014
  4. The AeroSAT_2014 outlines the program, lists the participants and contain summary presentations of the AeroSAT meeting in 2014
  5. The AeroSAT_talks section contains AeroSAT 2014 oral presentations

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  1. welcome to the 13th AeroCom workshop / looking back at achievements by Michael Schulz (Met-No)
  2. final remarks to the 13th AeroCom workshop / next AeroCom workshop by Michael Schulz (Met-No)
  3. logistics for the 13th AeroCom workshop by Ian McCubbin (DRI)
  4. program of the 13th AeroCom workshop
  5. participants of the 13th AeroCom workshop
  6. abstracts of presentations of the 13th AeroCom workshop

AeroCom_talks in presented order (see program)

  1. AeroSAT meeting highlights by T.Holzer-Popp (DLR) and Ralph Kahn (GSFC)
  2. Recent progress in the NASA 'Deep Blue' aerosol retrieval algorithms by A.Sayer (GSFC)
  3. Creating a consistent dark-target AOD record from MODIS and VIIRS by R.Levy (GSFC)
  4. A New High-Resolution Aerosol Dataset from Algorithm MAIAC by A.Lyapustin (GSFC)
  5. Assessment of OMI decadal record on aerosol absorption by O.Torres (GSFC)
  6. Retrievals and validation of above-cloud aerosol properties by D.Winker (LaRC)
  7. On the use of remote sensing observations for AEROCOM by N.Schutgens (Uni Oxford)
  8. Version 3 AERONET processing data product assessment by A.Smirnov (GSFC)
  9. Understanding the absorption Angstrom exponent of AERONET data by G.Schuster (LaRC)
  10. Climatology and variability of aerosol properties from In-situ monitoring by J.Ogren (NOAA)
  11. MISR Aerosol Type Strengths and Limitations by R.Kahn (GSFC)
  12. AeroCom Biomass Burning Emissions Experiment: method and status by M.Petrenko (GSFC)
  13. Top-Down Biomass-Burning Aerosol Emissions: the FEERv1 data-set by C.Ichoku (GSFC)
  14. Simulation of biomass burning aerosols in HadGEM3 by B.Johnson (Met-Off)
  15. A multi-model analysis versus remote-sensing data of North African dust by D.Kim (GSFC)
  16. New methods to predict regional variations of the mineral and chemical composition of dust aerosols by C.Perez (GSFC)
  17. Intercomparison of total and soluble iron deposition in AeroCom models by Y.Balkanski (LSCE)
  18. Emissions for global modeling - trends and uncertainties by G.Frost (NOAA)
  19. Reflections on aerosols and climate and the future by D.Fahey (NOAA)
  20. A posteriori discrimination of aerosol and cloud from satellite retrievals by G.Thomas (RAL)
  21. Evaluating clouds, aerosols, and their interactions in three global models by G.Ban-Weiss (Uni Southern Cal)
  22. AeroCom inter-comparison of aerosol indirect effects in ice-clouds by X.Liu (Uni Wyoming)
  23. Multi-model analysis of aerosol effects on clouds in climate models by S.Ghan (PNNL)
  24. Putting clouds and their uncertainties back in aerosol-cloud-Interactions by A.Gettelman (NCAR)
  25. Lessons from higher resolution LES modeling by G.Feingold (NOAA)
  26. Measured and modelled aerosol lifetimes from Fukushima tracers by N.Kristiansen (NILU)
  27. Relative contributions of regional emissions to aerosol radiative forcing by T.Takemura (Kyushu University)
  28. Aerosol source attributions and source-receptor relationships across NH by M.Chin (GSFC)
  29. Constraining aerosol surface loadings by combining multiangular and polarimetric remote sensing with chemical transport modeling by O.Kalashnikova (JPL)
  30. Aerosol Composition, Size Distribution and Optical Properties Simulated by a Sectional Aerosol by P.Yu (LASP)
  31. AeroCom III nitrate experiment: Integrated assessment of multi-model simulations and data from ground stations, aircrafts, and satellite by H.Bian (GSFC)
  32. Comparisons of Airborne HSRL and Modeled Aerosol Profiles by R.Ferrare (LaRC)
  33. A-Train aerosol observations peliminary comparisons with AeroCom models and pathways to observationally based all-sky estimates fo the direct radiative forcing by J.Redemann (AMES)
  34. Shortwave direct radiative effects of bove cloud aerosols over ooceans derived from 6 years of ALIOP and MODIS observations by Z.Zhang (UMBC)
  35. Reducing uncertainty in black-carbon climate forcing using a new inventory and high-resolution model by Y.Balkanski for R.Wang (LMD)
  36. Radiative forcing working group AeroCom by P.Stier (Uni Oxford)
  37. AerChemMIP AeroCom&CCMI draft plan for CMIP6 by M.Schulz (Met-No)
  38. Diagnostics from the Radiative Forcing Model Intercomparison Project by D.Feldman (LBNL)

summaries of most posters

  1. summary slides of posters (in alphabetical order by author)
  2. KLASH 2014: CALIPSO and in situ balloon measurements of the volcanic plume from Mt.Kelud; persistence of ash in the lower stratosphere by D.Failie (NASA Langley)


  1. welcome 2nd AeroSAT workshop
    by Thomas Holzer-Popp (DLR) and Ralph Kahn (GSFC)
  2. uncertainty discussion summary by A. Povey (Uni Oxford)
  3. satellite product comparison discussion summary by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  4. aerosol typing discussion summary by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  5. final summary by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  6. logistics 2nd AeroSAT workshop by I. McCubbin (DRI)
  7. program of the 2nd AeroSAT workshop
  8. participants of the 2nd AeroSAT workshop
  9. climate data record table started at the 2nd AeroSAT workshop
  10. table of satellite product comparison publications started

AeroSAT_talks in presented order (see program)

  1. seed presentation for pixel UNCertainties (UNC) by A. Povery (Uni Oxford)
  2. presentation for pixel UNCertainties (UNC) for CALIPSO by D. Winker (LaRC)
  3. seed Satellite Product Comparison (SPC) by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  4. Satellite Product Comparison (SPC) by GEWEX by S. Kinne (MPI-M)
  5. seed presentation for aerosol TYPing (TYP) by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  6. presentation for aerosol TYPing (TYP) by R. Kahn (GSFC)
  7. CALIOP for aerosol TYPing (TYP) by D. Winker (GSFC)
  8. seed presentation on aerosol data CoMParisons (CMP) by R. Kahn (GSFC)
  9. presentation for aerosol data CoMParisons (CMP) by T. Holzer-Popp (DLR)
  10. accuracy from satellite sensors and GEOS5(CMP) by Maksym Petrenko (GSFC)
  11. Presentation on aerosol data CoMParisons (CMP) by O. Kalashnikova (JPL)
  12. seed presentation for Climate Data Records (CDR) by S.Pinnock (ESA)

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