Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016

Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016

Mon February 20th, 2017
Lauren Hinkel

Last Fall, members from PAOC attended the Quadrennial Ozone Symposium (QOS2016) in Edinburgh, UK. Over 300 participants from 39 different countries attended the symposium, which was organized by the International Ozone Commission (IO3C), the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Edinburgh. Research shared at the Ozone Symposium included, "stratospheric and tropospheric ozone observations and modelling; interactions between ozone, atmospheric chemistry and climate; ozone measurement techniques; and effects on human health, ecosystems, and agriculture. Engagement with stakeholders and policymakers was another key feature of QOS2016."

Susan Solomon and Dan Gilford were among those presenting findings at this conference. Solomon shared observations of the first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layerGilford was among four talks that examined how ozone changes influence climate. He, "used a radiative transfer model, satellite ozone observations, and reanalysis data to investigate the impact of the ozone radiative seasonal cycle on tropopause temperatures and the potential intensity of tropical cyclones." 

More about the Symposium here.