ARM, EMSL User Facilities to Co-Host 2019 Aerosol Summer School

Published: 19 March 2019

Up-and-coming atmospheric scientists interested in the finer points of aerosols can apply now for the 2019 Aerosol Summer School sponsored by two U.S. Department of Energy scientific user facilities and the Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program.

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) will hold the 2019 Aerosol Summer School from July 15 to 19 at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. The summer school is open to graduate students and early career scientists (within four years of receiving their PhD) who are interested in observations and modeling of aerosols, clouds, and precipitation.

The curriculum spans science research areas in aerosol formation and characterization, forcing (energy balance) properties, and climate effects. Instructors include ARM and EMSL users and staff from Pacific Northwest and Brookhaven national laboratories. They will provide instruction on the observation, characterization, and modeling of datastreams from atmospheric aerosol measurements using a wide array of sensors and instruments available at the two user facilities. The agenda includes tutorials on field and lab experiments, and modeling approaches supported by ARM and EMSL.

Each day will start with lectures and demonstrations in the morning, followed by hands-on tutorials in the afternoon that build on the morning’s presentations. The planned daily topics are:

Day 1—Methods of aerosol characterization; aerosol sources
Day 2—Secondary organic aerosol formation and aging
Day 3—Climate radiative forcing by aerosols
Day 4—Field studies of aerosols: opportunities provided by ARM and ASR
Day 5—Modeling of aerosol atmospheric and climate effects.

To apply, submit a one-page motivation letter, one recommendation letter, and your curriculum vitae through this web page.

Participant applications are due April 10, 2019.

The summer school is free to accepted applicants. Some travel will be provided.

To view the full list of the classes and instructors, go to the 2019 Aerosol Summer School web page.