Session Programme Meeting Programme Personal Programme Search
Quick Search
Atmospheric Sciences
Surface interactions and boundary layer processes
Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols
Middle Atmosphere
Programme Groups
Atmospheric Sciences
Climate: Past, Present, Future
Cryospheric Sciences
Energy, Resources and the Environment
Geophysical Instrumentation
Hydrological Sciences
Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism, Rock Physics & Geomaterials
Natural Hazards
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Ocean Sciences
Planetary and Solar System Sciences
Soil System Sciences
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleontology
Tectonics and Structural Geology
Volcanology, Geochemistry, Petrology & Mineralogy
Union Symposia
Educational Symposia
  Information - AS3.08 Aerosol chemical composition and water uptake

Event Information
Event Information

The planned session will bring together modellers and experimentalist who are interested in recent developments in atmospheric aerosol research. The session will focus on the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols, which includes multiphase partitioning of multicomponent particles, i.e. the partitioning of the aerosol compounds and aerosol precursor gases between the gas and aerosol phases (liquid or crystal) - a prerequisite for aerosol-cloud interactions. The session welcomes papers on measuring and/or modeling the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols, including:

1) Aerosol associated water, water uptake, or hygroscopic growth of inorganic and/or organic particles

2) The role of organic aerosols on the associated water and hygroscopic growth

3) New measurement techniques to assess the chemical composition, including water

4) Short/Long-term observations, including satellite data of derived properties (e.g. aerosol optical depth) which might help to improve modeling and model validation

5) Field studies that perform a closure of experiments and model results

6) Advances in our theoretical understanding of aerosol dynamics and thermodynamics to improve the aerosol composition and water calculations

7) Forecasts and predictability - strategies in air pollution modeling with respect to aerosol composition and water, hygroscopic growth and/or visibility

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
- Ulrich Pöschl and Eugene Mikhailov (1), Water interactions of aerosol particles composed of protein macromolecules and salts: hygroscopic growth, microstructural rearrangement, electric and kinetic effects.
- Urs Baltensperger (2), Aerosol hygroscopic growth closure by simultaneous
measurement of hygroscopic growth and chemical composition at the high-Alpine station Jungfraujoch
- Yinon Rudich (3), Size distribution, chemical composition and atmopsheric aging process of organics in aerosol particles.

(1) Technical University of Munich, Institute of Hydrochemistry, Marchioninistr. 17, D-81377 Munich, Germany
(2) Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
(3) Department of Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot 76100, Israel


General Statement
The information contained hereafter has been compiled and uploaded by the Session Organizers via the "Organizer Session Form". The Session Organizers have therefore the sole responsibility that this information is true and accurate at the date of publication, and the conference organizer cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made, and he makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with regard to the material published.

Back to Session Programme


©2002-2008 Copernicus Systems + Technology GmbH