Australia’s leading researchers in atmospheric composition measurement and modelling came together earlier this month for the Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry Observations and Modelling Conference, hosted by CSIRO.
The purpose of this conference was to better understand the role of atmospheric chemistry and composition in global atmospheric change. The conference also provided the forum for multi-disciplinary collaboration in developing a coordinated regional approach to characterising atmospheric processes.
Given CAUL Hub’s leading research into urban air quality, Clare Murphy and Elise-Andreé Guérette each presented on Project 1 and 7 research and findings. Clare outlined CAUL Hub’s campaign ‘Characterising Organic Aerosol Loading in Australia – Joint Organic Emissions Year-round Study’ and Elise discussed the research project’s characterisation of biogenic volatile organic compounds in the greater Sydney region. Researchers were excited by the many advances being made in atmospheric modelling, including efforts to model pollen pollution and the thunderstorm asthma effect.