Title: From Modeling and Analysis to Policy Relevant Messages: Report on the HTAP Session at IGAC 2016 and Next Steps
Publisher: Internationl Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC105644
URI: http://igacproject.org/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Over the last 10 years the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP) under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution has worked with an international scientific network of experts from Europe, North America, and Asia to improve the understanding of the intercontinental transport of air pollution across the Northern Hemisphere. At IGAC 2016, TF HTAP contributors met to discuss the status of their current analyses and plans for the coming year. The major focus of the TF HTAP in the coming year will be to wrap up analyses of the current HTAP2 experiments and identify policy relevant messages that can be communicated to the LRTAP Convention and other audiences. Based on that meeting and follow-up activities, there are several important updates: • The submission deadline for the ACP Special Issue “Global and regional assessment of intercontinental transport of air pollution: results from HTAP, AQMEII and MICS” has been extended to 1 June 2017, although participants are encouraged to submit contributions by 1 March 2017 or share a draft through the HTAP wiki so that key findings can be considered. • Two documents are now available that provide documentation of the rationale and assumptions in the HTAP2, AQMEII3, and MICS3 experiments. Participants are invited to provide comments and authors writing for the special issue are encouraged to reference these documents: o A technical note under discussion in ACPD (http://www.atmos-chem- phys-discuss.net/acp-2016-828/) intended to provide an overview of the joint studies o A JRC report, HTAP_Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (HTAP): Specification of the HTAP2 experiments, intended to document the details in the simulation set up. • The next TF HTAP meeting will take place 3-4 April 2017 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where the focus will be on discussing policy relevant findings of the HTAP2 analyses. This meeting will directly precede a kickoff meeting on 5-6 April for a new set of grants that have been awarded by the USEPA for research on “Particulate Matter and Related Pollutants in a Changing World.” Registration and logistical information will be posted on www.htap.org and distributed through the TF HTAP e-mail list. Participation in TF HTAP meetings and analyses is open to all interested experts and IGAC participants are encouraged to take advantage of the open archive of HTAP2 modeling experiments for analysis and comparison. For more information, see http://iek8wikis.iek.fz-juelich.de/HTAPWiki/Theme2.
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