Upcoming events

QuIESCENT workshop on Arctic aerosols and clouds

Tromsø, Norway at the end of March 2022
The next QuIESCENT workshop is planned for Spring 2022! It will form part of IASC's Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW). The workshop is planned with both in-person and online participation.

25-30 September 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa

Dates TBD, Fall 2022, Manchester, UK

Past events

16th IGAC Scientific Conference: Atmospheric Chemistry from a Distance: Real Progress through Virtual Interaction


September 12-19, 2021.

EGU 2021

AS2.12/CR7.12 - Surface Exchange Processes in the Polar Regions: Physics, Chemistry, Isotopes, and Aerosols

Convener: William Neff

Co-conveners: Markus Frey, Michael Tjernström, Sonja Wahl, Gillian Young

Session details: This session is intended to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers working in the areas of high-latitude meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, stable isotope research, oceanography, and climate. The emphasis is on the role of boundary layer processes that mediate exchange of heat, momentum and mass between the Earth's surface (snow, sea-ice, ocean and land) and the atmosphere as well as the local to large-scale influences on these exchanges. An adequate understanding and quantification of these processes is necessary to improve modeling and prediction of future changes in the polar regions and their teleconnections with mid-latitude weather and climate, including meridional transport of heat, moisture, chemical trace species, aerosols and isotopic tracers (indicating airmass origins and atmospheric processes); and regional emission and vertical mixing of climate active trace gases and aerosol, such as cloud-forming particles (CCN/INP) and their precursors. It is expected that the recent implementation of new measurements such as those from pan-Arctic water vapor isotope networks, observations such as those obtained during the MOSAiC field program, and data from existing networks will help diagnose long-range moisture and aerosol sources and the coupling between local and large-scale dynamics. We encourage submissions such as (but not limited to):

(1) External controls on the boundary layer such as clouds, radiation and long-range transport processes

(2) Results from field programs, such as MOSAiC, and routine observatories, insights from laboratory studies, and advances in modeling and reanalysis,

(3) Use of data from pan-Arctic and Antarctic observing networks,

(4) Surface processes involving snow, sea-ice, ocean, land/atmosphere chemical and isotope exchanges, and natural aerosol sources

(5) The role of boundary layers in polar climate change and implications of climate change for surface exchange processes, especially in the context of reduced sea ice, wetter snowpacks, increased glacial discharge and physical and chemical changes associated with an increasing fraction of first year ice and increasing open water.

2019 CATCH Open Science Workshop

7-8 December 2019, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Meeting registration open from 1 July 2019 - 11 October 2019

2019 AGU session A23: Aerosols, Clouds and Chemistry in Polar and Pristine Regions

9-13 December 2019, San Fransico

2019 SOLAS (Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Study) Open Science Conference

21-25 April 2019, Sapporo, Japan

2018 joint 14th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference

25-29 September 2018, Takamatsu/ Kagawa, Japan

14-16 May 2018, Fairbanks/Alaska, USA

15-26 June 2018, Davos, Switzerland

Guyancourt, France

April 19, 2017 - April 20, 2017

IGAC Workshop Highlight

SOLAS Workshop Report