Program

Monday, November 12, 2018

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration
  • 9:00 am – 10:15 am – Moderators: Olga L. Mayol-Bracero and Juan Carlos Antuña
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks (Olga L. Mayol-Bracero, Juan C. Antuña) (also self-introduction by participants)
  • IGAC (Michel Grutter)
  • IGAC Americas Working Group (Marcos Andrade, Olga L. Mayol-Bracero)
  • CAHN (Joseph Prospero, Olga L. Mayol-Bracero)
  • WMO SAG Aerosols and SAG RG (Paolo Laj and Detlev Helmig)
  • Logistics (Olga L. Mayol-Bracero)
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am – Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Motivation of the training school, objectives, and structure of the meeting – Olga L. Mayol-Bracero
  • Overview of Aerosols and Reactive Gases Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean – Néstor Rojas
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Plenary – Atmospheric Composition and its Health Impacts – Jason West
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
COURSE #1: Reactive Gases
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Introduction to Tropospheric Reactive Gases – Michel Grutter
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Measurements of Reactive Gases (O3, CO, NOx, VOCs) – Detlev Helmig
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Quality Control of Trace Gases Observations - Martin Steinbacher (remotely)
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Reactive Gases Studies and Opportunities in the LAC Region

This session is open for oral presentations by the course participants. Moderator: Michel Grutter

  • WMO Reactive Gases Programs and what they have in LAC – Rainer Steinbrecher
  • NASA’s PANDORA – Bob Swap
  • The GeoCarb satellite mission – Sean Crowell

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

COURSE #2: Atmospheric particles in the troposphere (Part I)
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Introduction to Tropospheric Aerosols – Graciela Raga
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am – General Definitions & Particle Diameter – Alfred Wiedensholer
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Mechanical Properties & Filter – Alfred Wiedensholer & Jean-Philippe Putaud
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Artifact-free Sampling & Online Mass Monitors – Jean-Philippe Putaud
  • 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Coffee Break
  • 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – General Sampling Considerations – Alfred Wiedensholer
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Aerosol Studies and Opportunities in the LAC Region (10-min max each)

This session is open for oral presentations by the course participants.

  • WMO Aerosol Programs and what they have in LAC – Paolo Laj
  • NASA’s Aeronet  (AERONET-Aerosols optical properties measurements.  Database, quality control, applications and state of the art instrument.  AERONET in Latin America) – David Giles
  • MPLNET measurements in the LAC region – Elsworth (Judd) Welton
  • CAHN – Joe Prospero
  • SDS-WAS Pan-American Node – Andrea Sealy
  • Improving Health through Early Warning of Air Quality Events – Pablo Méndez-Lázaro
  • LALINET – Eduardo Landulfo
  • Broadband aerosol optical depth as a complement of the state of the art satellite and ground based measurements of the aerosol optical depth measurements: the experience of GOAC at Camagüey, Cuba – Juan Carlos Antuña
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Poster Session

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Observing the changing atmosphere from the ground: requirements for global networks for short-lived atmospheric species – Paolo Laj
  • 9:30 am – 9:45 am – Coffee Break
  • 9:45 am – 11:15 am – Data Submission Procedures WMO NILU EBAS – Ann Marie Fjæraa
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Data Analysis Training – Marco Pandolfi
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Data Analysis Training – Marco Pandolfi
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Collaborative Proposals RG and Aerosols (Country or Group Presentations) – Megan Melamed

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Breakout Session #1
  • Discussion of proposals presented on Wednesday (November 14, 2018), new ideas, interactions between LAC and WMO – Megan Melamed and Paolo Laj lead discussion.
  • Breakout session #1 – Aerosols and Reactive Gases groups meet in different rooms (each group needs a rapporteur)
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Morning Session II - Breakout session #2
  • Aerosol Group Presents Summary of their Discussion and Ideas
  • Discussion
  • RG Group Presents Summary of their Discussion and Ideas
  • Discussion
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
Course #2 Atmospheric Particles in the Troposphere (Part II)
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm– Particle Counter & Particle Size Spectrometer – Ali Wiedensholer
  • 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Coffee Break
  • 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm – Aerosol Mass Closure – Jean-Philippe Putaud
Parallel to the 2nd part of the Aerosol Course, we will have the CAHN Meeting for the CAHN team.
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Caribbean Aerosols Health Network (CAHN) Business Meeting
  • SAMLAC Posters related to activities in the Caribbean will be hanging during the CAHN business meeting.

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Field Trip
  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Music