Minutes of the May 23, 2005 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter


Everyone met at the Tennessee Grill on Neyland Drive at 6:00 p.m. for dinner. The presentation commenced around 8:00 p.m. in Room 166 at the UT Agricultural Engineering Building. Our speaker was Dr. Hong Liao from the California Institute of Technology who spoke on "Global Simulation of Year 2100 Ozone and Aerosols: Effects of Future Climate Change and Increasing Emissions".

A few notes from Dr. Hong Liao are as follows:

"Numerical assessments of future climate change and future air quality need to account for interactions between atmospheric chemical constituents and climate. A fully coupled chemistry-aerosol-climate general circulation model is used to simulate changes in climate and concentrations of ozone and aerosols from 2000 to 2100 based on the IPCC SRES (A2) scenario. When emissions of ozone and aerosols are kept at the present-day levels, climate change resulted from the changes in CO2 concentration over 2000-2100 is predicted to reduce global burdens of ozone and anthropogenic aerosols. With effects of both climate change and projected emissions, concentrations of O3 and anthropogenic aerosols in year 2100 are predicted to be significantly higher than those in year 2000. The impact of climate change on emissions and burdens of natural aerosols is also examined in this work."


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