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International symposium on aerosol studies explored by electron microscopy

-How can electron microscopy improve atmospheric models?-

Thank you for the attendance of nearly 80 people.

During the symposium, we discussed the perspective for our future studies. Please see.→【Perspective(PDF)】

 Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) in Tsukuba, Japan, will organize a symposium regarding aerosol studies using electron microscopy and atmospheric simulation models. The purposes of the symposium are to discuss 1) current atmospheric aerosol researches using electron microscopy and 2) how we can use the results for model calculations. We welcome researchers and those who are interested in the topics.

Date:February 16 (Thu) & 17 (Fri), 2012

Place:Meteorological Research Institute, 1-1 Nagamine, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0052 Japan. MAP



Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:30 Registration
13:00 Opening (welcome remarks, purpose of the workshop)
Y. Igarashi(MRI)
Keynote lectures
[Chair: Y.Igarashi]
13:10 Study on individual haze aerosols over North China W. Li (Shandong U.)
14:10 Identification and analysis of atmospheric aerosol particles
(& climate implications)
P. R. Buseck
(Arizona State U.)
Poster presentations
15:10 Poster short presentation (totally 20 min)
15:30 Poster session
16:00 Welcome speech of Director General Y. Kano (MRI)
Invited oral presentations
[Chair: Y. Igarashi]
16:10 Study of aerosol particles by using the MRI electron microscopes during the last three decades K. Okada (MRI)
16:40 Changes of dust particles due to sea salt and chlorine
chemistry in the marine atmosphere
D. Zhang (Pref. U. of Kumamoto)
17:05 Aerosol particle shape revealed by transmission electron
microscopy and the implications for its optical properties
K. Adachi (MRI)
17:25 Internal mixture of diesel nanoparticles from FIB-SIMS microscopy
Y. Fujitani (NIES)
17:45 Coffee break
17:55 Modeling atmospheric transport of fine particulate matter
with WRF/CMAQ in the Kanto region in summer 2007
H. Shimadera
18:15 Treatment of black carbon and availability of electron
microscope for global climate models
D. Goto (U. of Tokyo)
18:35 Particle analysis of aerosol with INCA Feature TEM C. Mitsui(Oxford Instruments)
18:55 Picture & Adjourn of the 1st day
19:30 Reception dinner (Tsukuba Sansuitei)

Friday, February 17, 2012
Invited oral presentations
[Chair: K. Adachi]
9:00 Observation of fine ice crystals on ice nucleus at 70 oC using ESEM M. Hayashi (Fukuoka U.)
9:25 Vertical distributions of aerosol constituents and their mixing states in Antarctic troposphere during the summer K. Hara (Fukuoka U.)
9:45 Isotope analysis of aerosol using secondary ion mass spectrometry M.Nojima (Tokyo U. of Science)
10:05 Two-dimensional elemental mapping using a scanning transmission electron microscope T. Kojima (Kumamoto U.)
10:25 Coffee break
Invited oral presentations
[Chair: H. Naoe]
10:30 Aging of black carbon and its impact on aerosol optical properties and cloud condensation nuclei activities using a mixing state resolved model N. Oshima (MRI)
10:50 Formation and variations of aerosols around Beijing using the WRF-chem model H. Matsui (U. of Tokyo)
11:10 Shape modeling of dust and soot particles for remote sensing applications taking into account the geometrical features of sampled aerosols H. Ishimoto (MRI)
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Poster session
Invited oral presentations
[Chair: Y. Zaizen]
13:00 Importance of structural diversity in atmospheric aerosols from viewpoint of environmental effects Y. Iwasaka (Kanazawa U.)
13:25 Modification of individual sea salt particles K. Miura (Tokyo U. of Science)
13:45 Single particle analysis of aerosols and cloud residues in the Arctic troposphere A. Matsuki (Kanazawa U.)
14:05 Coffee break
Invited oral presentations
[Chair: Y. Igarashi]
14:20 General discussion and wrap up
15:00 The latest application software for electron tomography H. Furukawa(JOEL)
15:40 TEM tour
16:00 Closure

1 Study of aerosol direct effect over the East China Sea region using the combination of ground based remote sensing data and aircraft observation data P. Khatri (Chiba U.)
2 Particle effective density measurements using a DMA-APM-CPC system in Nagoya, Japan: Estimation of mixing state and shape T. Nakayama (Nagoya U.)
3 Measurements of light absorption enhancement of black carbon using a photoacoustic spectrometer in Nagoya, Japan. T. Nakayama (Nagoya U.)
4 Some measurements of mixing state of soot-containing particles at urban and non-urban sites S. Hasegawa (Center for Environmental Science in Saitama)
5 Changes in chemical compositions of sea-salt collected at Mt. Rokko S. Mukai (Kobe U.)
6 Laser post ionization mass spectrometry of PAHs on diesel soot particles and its optimization K. Ohishi (Kogakuin U.)
7 Analysis of black carbon particles by high resolution TOF-SIMS N. Mayama (Tokyo Inst. Tech./Kogakuin U.)
8 Analysis of source apportionment and chemical transformation of particles in trans-boundary air-pollution using a high lateral resolution imaging-SIMS T. Sakamoto (Kogakuin U.)
9 Mixing state of atmospheric black carbon particles and its effect on particulate light absorption H. Naoe (MRI)
10 Fine mineral aerosols collected in Japan during two Asian-dust events-size distributions and mixing properties Y. Zaizen (MRI)
11 The aerosol-related services at JMA H. Shiozuru (JMA)
12 Climatic effect of black carbon in MRI global climate model Y. T. Tanaka (MRI)
13 Model formulation and predictability of a variety of atmospheric aerosols M. Kajino (MRI)
14 Transmission electron microscope for atmospheric aerosol analysis JEOL
15 The latest application software for electron tomography JEOL
16 Particle analysis of aerosol with INCA Feature TEM Oxford Instruments

If you are interested in participating in this symposium, please send an E-mail that includes 1) Name, 2) Affiliation, 3) Number of people, and 4) When you will join (2/16, 2/17, or both) to Kouji Adachi (MRI). If you want to have a poster presentation, please send the title and name(s) of speakers.

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI)
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