To identify areas of high uncertainty in aerosol properties, recognize and identify opportunities, and stimulate new ideas.
The workshop will focus on the state of the art in measuring the size, shape, chemical composition, atmospheric evolution and optical properties of aerosol particles. The workshop will bring together experts from government, industry and academia to build dialogue and strengthen collaborations to best identify challenges and opportunities, and recommend strategies by which the measurement expertise and investments of NIST and other interested parties can be targeted and leveraged.
The outcome will be a snapshot of the modern aerosol metrology landscape and a visionary guide for future research directions at NIST and throughout the aerosol and climate community. An official workshop report will be produced.
The workshop will open with a plenary talk followed by a programmatic overview and three structured breakout sessions on chemical/dimensional metrology, optical properties of aerosols, and modeling. Each of these sessions will be led by invited subject matter experts who will identify the state of the art and critical issues pertinent to the session and help guide discussion. Ultimately, speakers and participants will engage in an active discussion to identify the challenges in aerosol science and standards and measurements.
Members of industry, academia and government with interests in the many aspects of aerosols and how their impact on the atmosphere and climate are assessed.