ICIMOD to Participate in Second Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM)


In June 2013 ICIMOD hosted the first international workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in collaboration with several international research organisations.  The workshop brought together more than 120 scientists from around the world who study effects of air pollution on monsoon circulation and effects of the monsoon on air pollution.  ICIMOD is a co-sponsor of the second ACAM workshop, with an estimated of over 170 participants. 

The second ACAM workshop will have oral and poster presentations as well as discussions grouped around the four scientific themes of ACAM: 

  1. Emissions and air quality in the Asian monsoon region
  2. Aerosols, clouds, and their interactions with the Asian monsoon
  3. Impact of monsoon convection on chemistry
  4. Upper Troposphere – Lower Stratosphere Response to the Asian Monsoon

While ACAM has been selected as an emerging international activity by Stratosphere Processes and their Role in Climate (SPARC) and International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC), it is being co-sponsored by the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) together with International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (ICACGP) and  the National Natural Science Foundation of China.  

For more information on the Workshop, please visit: https://www2.acd.ucar.edu/acam/bangkok2015