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This 4th. ICAP meeting will focus on issues and recent advances in the description of aerosol processes related to production and removal. Some of these issues were identified at the previous ICAP meeting as crucial to the further development of the forecast and analysis systems. Most forecast “busts” observed in the aerosol forecasts from the ICAP models can in fact be ascribed either to a poor representation of the emissions and/or to the parameterizations related to aerosol sinks (wet deposition, sedimentation, aqueous chemistry, etc). Some of these issues are also faced by the climate modeling community (i.e. AEROCOM). Some mutually beneficial solutions will be sought through a series of informative invited tutorials, followed by discussions. Challenges presented by highly temporally varying emission sources, such as wildfires, will be discussed. Stateoftheart (NRT) emissions methods will be reviewed.

The ICAP meeting will be complemented by a one day workshop on the benefits of present and future satellite observations in aerosol science, modeling and assimilation with potential presentations by ESA and other international satellite data providers.

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AS4.10 - Integrated physical and chemical weather modelling with two-way interactions.

This session will focus on a new generation of online integrated Atmospheric Chemical Transport (ACT) and Meteorology (Numerical Weather Predication and Climate) modelling with two-way interactions between different atmospheric processes including chemistry (both gases and aerosols), clouds, radiation, boundary layer, emissions, meteorology and climate. At least, two application areas of the integrated modelling are expected to be considered: (i) improved numerical weather prediction (NWP) and chemical weather forecasting (CWF) with short-term feedbacks of aerosols and chemistry on meteorological variables, and (ii) two-way interactions between atmospheric pollution/ composition and climate variability/change. [...]

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Air quality continues to be a key issue for achieving sustainable development and to reduce health impacts. Its impact spans multiple scales from street level to global including interactions with climate change.  As always the conference is one of most prominent forums for discussing the latest scientific developments, applications and implications for policy and other users.  An important feature of the conference is that it brings together scientists and other stakeholders from the air pollution, climate change, policy and health communities.

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The INSPIRE Conference 2012 will take place from Saturday 23rd – Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of this year's edition is "Sharing environmental information, sharing innovation".

With the introduction of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2, the policy landscape for sharing environmental information has changed drastically. The Commission Communication on the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS 2008) and follow-up activities at national and European levels have further helped to cultivate a new vision for a coordinated framework for the implementation and monitoring of environmental policies. The governance, content, and supporting technologies are the three pillars with which this vision can be consolidated and implemented.

The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to look at how innovations in these three areas have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information.
The call for papers reflects the three pillars: Governance, Content and Technologies.

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