A and WMA Conference to address effects of aerosol.August 31, 2012 -
On Sept 24-28, Air and Waste Management Association will hold Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics Visibility and Air Pollution Conference, which will address advances in scientific understanding of effects of aerosol on urban, regional, continental, and global scale haze and radiation balance. Special sessions have been added to cover hot topics such as black carbon as well as effects of atmospheric nitrogen and carbonaceous material on haze, climate change, and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems.
Air & Waste Management Association to Hold Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics Visibility & Air Pollution Conference in Whitefish, Montana
Air & Waste Management Association
One Gateway Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-1435
Press release date: August 29, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA -The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will hold its Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics Visibility & Air Pollution Conference on September 24-28, 2012, in Whitefish, Montana.
This international conference will provide a technical forum on advances in the scientific understanding of the effects of aerosol on urban, regional, continental and global scale haze and radiation balance.
The conference will specifically address: emission sources, atmospheric conditions and aerosol characteristics associated with haze and aerosol urban visibility; regional haze; climate forcing; innovative aerosol, haze and radiation balance monitoring assessments and modeling methods; and urban and regional haze and aerosol climate forcing policy, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation of U.S. EPA standards and rules. This includes the adopted emissions controls in state and EPA permits, rules, and implementation plans for the Regional Haze Rule and the expected impact of the anticipated PM Visibility and SO2/NOx Secondary Standards.
Special sessions have been added to cover hot industry topics such as black carbon as well as the effects of atmospheric nitrogen and carbonaceous material on haze, climate change and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems.
Visibility & Air Pollution Conference offers attendees unique social activities too. Included in full conference registration is a field trip to Glacier National Park. As well as a Night Sky Program where attendees will enjoy star gazing with telescopes at Whitefish Lake State Park. Conference participates are also invited to participate in a Visibility Photo Contest.
Prior to the conference four professional courses, designed to provide both a technical foundation and a timely refresher, will be offered on-site. The courses will be held on September 24, 2012. Course topics include: Introduction to Visibility and Aerosol Optics, PM2.5 Sampling and Analysis for Extinction Calculation, The Relationship of Visibility to Particle Composition and Sources, and Contemporary Aersol Optics. Course fees are not included in the full conference registration price.
For additional information about the Visibility & Air Pollution Conference, including pricing, registration, and sponsorship details, visit http://visibility.awma.org/.
The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals in over 65 countries. For more information, visit www.awma.org.
Air & Waste Management Association
One Gateway Center, Third Floor
420 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA