1st Announcement: Workshop on the Measurement of Stratospheric Aerosol in Boulder, CO, USA – 6-8 Sep 2017

SPARC’s Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate (SSiRC) activity is sponsoring a workshop focused on facilitating communications and collaborations among scientists responsible for observations of stratospheric aerosol by in situ, ground-based and space-based instruments.

Key goals are to develop strategies for understanding and closing differences among instruments, and for characterizing the continuity of the measurement record as instruments and measurement paradigms change, while keeping in mind the end goal of providing data users, particularly the climate modeling community, more robust and better-characterized data sets than normally obtained from single instruments.

As such, it will consist of a few invited talks and substantial time set aside for group discussions. We hope that participants will develop ideas for collaborative projects and, perhaps, proposal ideas. We will summarize meeting outcomes in the SPARC Newsletter.

Given the nature of the workshop, attendance will be limited to about 25, with some allowance for students and early career scientists.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the conveners.
If you wish to make a presentation, please include a synopsis in your email.
We will distribute the synopses to attendees prior to the workshop.

The workshop is scheduled for September 6 to 8th at Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder, Colorado.
A modest registration fee is expected (<$100).
More details about the meeting location and schedule will be forthcoming.


Larry Thomason l.w.thomason@nasa.gov

Lars Kalnajs kalnajs@colorado.edu

Terry Deshler deshler@uwyo.edu