2017 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

October 24- 25, 2017, Grand Ely Lodge, Ely, MN

Tuesday, October 24th - Technical Session

Time      TopicDiscussion Leader
8:30 AM IntroductionsScott Copeland

Network and Lab Reviews

8:40 AM Optical, Scene MonitoringJoe Adloch
8:55 AM Network Update: Laboratory and FieldKatrine Gorham
9:45 AM 15 Minute Break
10:00 AM Welcome to Superior National Forest/Kawishiwi Ranger DistrictDouglas 'Gus' Smith
10:10 AM Quality Assurance - Field Audits and DataDerek Day
10:30 AM Ion AnalysisTracy Dombeck
10:50 AM Update of IMPROVE Carbon AnalysesJudy Chow
11:20 AM Update on MEGA PEJoann Rice
11:25 AM Network Update: Data Validation and Software InfrastructureSean Raffuse
11:55 AM 90 Minute Lunch
1:25 PM Characterizing Carbonaceous Aerosol in National and Regional Networks with FT-IRAnn Dillner

Analytical Development

2:25 PM Sulfur/Sulfate Ratio StudyTracy Dombeck
2:45 PM XRF Standards Development Leads to Vanadium DiscoveryNicole Hyslop/Katrine Gorham

Data Analysis

3:00 PM Discrepancies between Measured and Reconstructed Fine MassJenny Hand
3:20 PM 15 Minute Break
3:35 PM Update on Nephelometer Analysis: A Potential Approach for Correcting the IMPROVE EquationTony Prenni
3:55 PM One Year Survey of Brown and Black Carbon Contributions in the USJohn Watson
4:25 PM The Dance of Carbon, Iron, and Light Absorption: Who's LeadingWarren White
5:10 PM Adjourn for the day (group dinner)

Wednesday, October 25th - Business Meeting

Time      TopicDiscussion Leader

Data Processing, Distribution, and Quality

8:30 AM IMPROVE Data and RHR Metrics; 20% Haziest Animation; Most Impaired AnimationScott Copeland
9:00 AM Meeting Summary and IMPROVE Priorities DiscussionSchichtel/Vimont/Copeland
9:30 AM Judging Visual Air Quality - Results and SurveyBill Malm

IMPROVE Business

10:15 AM BudgetTony Prenni
10:30 AM Committee BusinessScott Copeland
10:45 AM Meeting Adjourned
11:45 AM Field Trip to Fernberg (BOWA1) IMPROVE Site
2:15 PM Estimated Return to Ely