The annual workshop of the Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate (ACPC) Working Group will be held on May 17-19, 2023 at Texas Southern University. The ACPC workshop will be preceded by a TRACER Science Workshop on May 16, 2023. The workshops are organized in collaboration with Brookhaven Science Associates.
ACPC aims at a better scientific understanding of the interactions between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and climate at a fundamental level. The goal is to identify, disentangle, and quantify signals of impacts of aerosol perturbations on clouds, precipitation, and radiation, considering adjustments and feedback processes by synergistically exploiting observations and models across scales.
Scientists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory chose the Houston region for the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) because it offers a unique environment where isolated convective systems are common and experience a spectrum of polluted aerosol conditions from urban and industrial areas. In addition, surrounding areas also show significantly lower background aerosol concentrations.
All talks will be given in Auditorium 114 in the School of Public Affairs.
TSU faculty and students are encouraged to participate.
A Popular Science Lecture open for the public will be delivered on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 pm in Auditorium 114 in the School of Public Affairs. Middle school and high school students are particularly welcome, as well as their families.
Title: Clouds, climate and tiny particles with big effects
Dr. Maria Zawadowicz is an early career scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research interests include chemical transformations of gases and particles in the atmosphere and the effects of biological systems on climate.
Please download the agenda for the meeting: agenda.pdf
Brookhaven Science Associates manages and operates Brookhaven National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.