Atmospheric Optics: Aerosols, Visibility, and the Radiative Balance

                                                                                                                                                          Banner Photo:  Panoramic Milky Way over Bryce Canyon by Erwan Garden/123RF

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About the Conference

This international conference will provide a technical forum on advances in the scientific understanding of the effects of aerosols on urban, regional, continental, and global-scale haze and the radiative balance. The conference will take a multipronged approach by encouraging scientific dailogue (e.g., related to measurements, modeling) as well as including presentations addressing regulatory and policy issues. New topics added for 2020 include sessions on biomass burning and the effects of wildfire, including fire behavior and forecasting, impacts on visibility, radiative balance and health, and possible mitigation strategies. Sessions will be added related to the increasing concerns of the effects of atmospheric nitrogen and carbonaceous material on haze, climate change, and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems. 

The area has spectacular scenery and is immediately adjacent to the Class I, visibility-protected area of Bryce Canyon National Park.

This unique event includes multiple opportunities for attendees and presenters to gain a complete understanding of the wide range of issues on this topic through platform and poster presentations, expert panels, courses, and a vendor exhibit. 

In addition, a mid-conference field trip to Bryce Canyon National Park with various levels of hiking and a visit to the IMPROVE site will provide opportunities for informal discussions on conference topics. A night sky program and star gazing will round out the exciting week in Bryce Canyon! 

Share your work and present at this spectacular conference!  See the complete Call for Abstracts and get ready to submit your work by April 24, 2020 to 

Presentations are invited on atmospheric optical properties, visibility, radiative forcing, aerosols, and climate and the related air pollutants. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Observational Studies
  • Characterizing Visual Air Quality 
  • Global Aerosol Radiative and Visibility Effects
  • Particle and Precursor Emissions and Ambient Effects
  • Policy, Regulatory, and Economic Issues
Support this conference and reach a targeted audience!  Explore the Sponsorship Opportunities and choose from various levels that include tabletop displays, exclusive recognition, and more.