Upcoming Event

BASC Fall Meeting 2018

Board Meeting
1:00 PM Eastern - 3:00 PM Eastern
November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018
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Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

Please note that you will need to register separately for each day of the two-day meeting. Space is limited.

REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER 29. See agenda below.

REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER 30. Joint session with the Water Science and Technology Board, Connecting Climate, Weather, and Water: Status, Challenges, and Needs for Seasonal-to-Subseasonal Forecasting for Water Use and Management. See the registration page for the agenda.


Closed Session

8:30 AM-Noon

Open Session

Airborne Facilities in Support of Atmospheric and Climate Research

Session goals:
  • Learn about federally supported suborbital airborne facilities and plans for the next decade.
  • Consider the opportunities presented by new airborne facilities, including UAVs, and how investments in these new technologies might affect the overall portfolio.
  • Discuss interagency coordination in deployment of these facilities to meet research objectives related to atmospheric and climate sciences.

1:00 PM: Future Opportunities and Challenges for Suborbital Facilities in Support of Atmospheric and Climate Research--Steve Wofsy, Harvard

1:30 PM: Panel--Moderator: Shuyi Chen, UW
  • Vanda Grubisic, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Jim McFadden, NOAA
  • Sally McFarlane, DOE
  • Jack Kaye, NASA

3:00 PM: Break

Understanding and Forecasting Air Quality Impacts of Wildfire

Session goals:
  • Learn about air quality impacts of recent wildfires, both in the immediate vicinity of fires and in areas downwind.
  • Understand what information about air quality impacts of wildfires is available and desired to address public health needs.
  • Discuss efforts to improve our understanding and forecasts of air quality impacts from wildfires.

3:30 PM: Overview--A.R. (Ravi) Ravishankara, Colorado State

3:45 PM: Panel --Moderator: A.R. (Ravi) Ravishankara, Colorado State
  • Emily Fischer, Colorado State
  • Pete Lahm, USFS
  • John Hall, Joint Fire Science Program, BLM
  • Susan Anenberg, George Washington University
  • Kirk Baker, EPA
  • Discussion

5:30 PM: Adjourn