The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) is a cooperative program of federal, state, tribal and local agencies; educational institutions, private companies and non-governmental groups. NADP provides long-term, high-quality air and precipitation measurements to evaluate atmospheric deposition over space and time. NADP's 500+ independent sites and five monitoring networks measure acids, nutrients, base cations, and mercury in precipitation; plus atmospheric concentrations of gaseous ammonia, and gaseous, elemental and particulate mercury. NADP data supports research on multi-pollutant source/receptor relationships, atmospheric modeling, the potential for deposition effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling of pollutants.
The meeting is intended for scientists, resource managers, educators, students, policy-makers, and others interested in atmospheric deposition, air quality, and its effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. NADP data has been used for decades to understand and solve real-world problems impacting people and the planet, including to facilitate cleaner water, healthier air quality, more productive fisheries, smarter environmental planning, improved air quality and climate forecasting, stronger roads and buildings, and responsible environmental stewardship.
NADP technical and science committee meetings, open to all, convene on Monday and Tuesday October 30-31. The Scientific Symposium will be held Wednesday–Friday, November 1–3.
The Scientific Symposium will include:
- Two and one-half days of oral presentations;
- A poster session Wednesday and poster reception on Wednesday evening;
- An optional field trip by kayak on Friday exploring nitrogen deposition issues in CA coastal systems
Abstracts are due August 11, 2017
The deadline for submitting abstracts for posters only has been extended to Sept. 15th, 2017.
Oral and poster presentations are invited on all aspects of deposition monitoring, networks, equipment, sampling and analytical methods, modeling, research linking data to ecological responses, and the application and use of data for management and policy decisions.
Themes of particular interest are:
- Agriculture: Ammonia emissions, trends, deposition
- Urban Air Quality: From aeroallergens to acidifying pollutants
- Nitrogen: Transport, deposition and effects
- Mercury Deposition: Wet, dry and total
- Critical Loads: Acidification and excess nitrogen
- Air and Water Quality: Linkages and synergies
- Education, Land Management and Air Quality Policy: Application of NADP data to today's challenges
Registration: Online registration is available now. The registration fee is $250 and includes refreshment breaks on Wednesday and Thursday and the reception at the poster session on Wednesday.
Student Support: To encourage student participation, NADP will waive the $250 registration fee for all student presenters.
Additional Information: See the NADP website (http://nadp.isws.illinois.edu/). For questions about the symposium, please contact Tamara Blett, National Park Service, 303-969-2011. Direct other inquiries to Lisa Volk at the Program Office, 217-333-0887.