1st QuIESCENT Workshop

The first workshop of the QuIESCENT Arctic programme took place on 4-5 April 2019 at the British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK), thanks to the air Pollution in the Arctic: Climate, Environment, and Societies (PACES) initiative and the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)

This event took place on 4-5 April 2019.

Our inaugural workshop brought together observational scientists and modellers to discuss the key challenges in quantifying the indirect effect in the Arctic. We explored the role of local and distant aerosol sources in influencing cloud microphysics, with a focus on the effect of Arctic air pollution.

This 2-day workshop included presentations from each discipline represented. Prospective participants proposed what they felt the key outstanding challenges in quantifying Arctic aerosol-cloud interactions are in their field and how their work is addressing these concerns.

We welcomed participants covering a wide range of expertise (ground-based, aircraft, satellite observations, and modelling); however, we strongly encouraged submissions from Early Career Researchers and scientists with interdisciplinary interests. Members of recent Arctic measurement campaigns were also encouraged to attend.

The QuIESCENT workshop was free to attend thanks to support from the International Arctic Science Committee's Atmosphere Working Group. All workshop participants had the opportunity to present in poster or oral formats.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation.

Photos courtesy of Gillian Young (University of Leeds)