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. 

COVID-19 Update:  With the Visibility Conference several months away, and based on the latest science and information at hand, we are still planning to hold this conference in Bryce Canyon, October 20-23, 2020. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are assessing developments regularly to ensure we are positioned to respond in a manner that is best for our attendees and participants. The health and safety of our attendees, staff, vendors, and volunteers is our top priority and we will ensure the fullest precautions are taken to protect your well-being by working closely with public health officials, the venue, and vendors.

Abstracts are still being accepted and we encourage all interested authors to submit their work for a poster or platform presentation regardless of your current travel situation. In the event that we are required to cancel or modify the on-site conference, accepted manuscripts and presentations will be recognized through alternate presentation formats and may be included in the conference proceedings published after the event. We will modify the nature of the conference as seems best based on any restrictions at the time.

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! 
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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.