Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) Workshop


25 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

The Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) is a new comprehensive, high time-resolution, long-term monitoring network in the U.S. for characterization of aerosol chemical composition and physical properties. Leveraging existing networks, a total of 12 sites are being established across the country, including rural/remote/background, urban, and tribal sites. Each site will be equipped with a suite of advanced aerosol instrumentation for real-time measurements of fine aerosol chemical composition and properties: Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM, non-refractory aerosols), Xact (trace metals), Aethalometer (black/brown carbon), and Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS, aerosol number size distribution and concentration). A publicly accessible, comprehensive database will also be developed.

This hybrid workshop will be hosted at Georgia Tech on May 25–26, 2023 and is intended as a forum to discuss potential future collaborative studies and proposals that leverage the ASCENT infrastructure to advance research in atmospheric science, climate, and air quality.

Important Deadlines

March 24: Registration deadline