Workshop on Biomass Burning and Effects of Ammonium and Ozone Deposition

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
1 October 2014 to 3 October 2014
Where: 
St. Petersburg, Russia

Organizers of a workshop on biomass burning and effects of ammonium and ozone deposition announce an extended deadline for abstract submissions. The workshop will convene 1-3 October 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2014.

The workshop, which is co-funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, will address topics related to the high air concentrations of ammonium detected during the spring and summer of 2006 at low and high altitude sites in Sweden, Finland, and Norway. These events coincided with polluted air from biomass burning in eastern Europe, which passed over central and northern Fennoscandia. Unusually high values for through fall deposition of ammonium were detected at one low altitude site and several high altitude sites in northern Sweden. The ammonia dry deposition, in combination with high ozone concentrations, may have contributed to unusual visible injuries on the tree vegetation in northern Fennoscandia that occurred during spring and summer 2006.

Workshop organizers encourage students and scientists to submit abstracts within the following topics:

  • Emissions from biomass burning,
  • Pollution transport to the Arctic,
  • Nitrogen and ozone deposition in the Arctic,
  • Vegetation injuries, and
  • Remote sensing based monitoring.

Extended abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2014.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words, and written in the English language, must be submitted via email (lrh [at] met [dot] no).

Travel support of up to 500 Euro is available for Russian and Nordic students and scientists. Notification of abstract acceptance and travel support will be given within the end of May.

For information about the venue for this meeting, please go to: https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/st-petersburg/sokos-hotel-palace-bridge.

For relevant background information, go to: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749112005313.

For questions, contact:
Lars Hole
Email: lrh [at] met [dot] no