Air Pollution as a Climate Forcing: A Workshop

Day 1: Methane, Ozone, Precursors, and Emission Inventories

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Welcome

  • Lorenz Magaard

Kick-Off Discussion: The Value of Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue Now

  • Initiate cross-disciplinary dialogue with the aim of making science presentations as relevant as possible — know the audience and their concerns
  • Jim Hansen: Air pollution and climate: Workshop scope and objectives
  • Michael Scheible: Environmental perspective: Practical relevance of this science to decisions being made now about air quality regulations
  • Todd Johnson: Investments in developing countries: Practical relevance of this science to decisions being made now about investments in the developing world

Quantifying the Methane Trend and Climate Forcing

Panel Discussion

  • Is it possible to achieve a global warming success story with methane, i.e., can we achieve a real world scenario with decreasing CH4?
    What information/research is needed to better address this issue? (Chair: R.G. Derwent)

Emission Inventories — A Challenge: Our Uncertain Knowledge of Emissions

Quantifying the Ozone Trend and Climate Forcing

Panel Discussion

  • Is it feasible to halt the growth of global tropospheric O3 or even achieve a reduction?
    What information/research is needed to better address this issue? (Chair: Michael Prather)

Related Poster Presentations


Workshop Homepage * Background
Summaries: Overview, Gases, Aerosols, Tech., Health, Agri./Eco.
Abstracts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 * Participants