4th International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR)

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4th International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR)


Geneva, Switzerland,
12-14 December 2012

Workshop starts at 09:00 am on 12 December

Workshop ends at approx. 3 pm on 14 December


The workshop is co-organized by Environment Canada and COST Action ES1004 EuMetChem (http://eumetchem.info).




Workshop Agenda (revised 11 December)

Final list of Posters  


On-line Registration Form (deadline 7 December)
On-line Abstract Submission Form (closed)
All submitted abstracts have been accepted as oral or poster

List of hotels

Reservation - Hotel Drake-Longchamp  - Deadline: EXTENDED TO 1 December

Reservation - Starling Residence - Deadline: EXTENDED TO 1 December

Group photo 1   Group photo 2


Venue:  WMO Secretariat, Geneva

Organizing Committee

The goal of the International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR) is to provide a venue for the discussion of science issues and advancements related to air quality forecasting. Workshop objectives include improving operational air quality forecasts, promoting collaboration among AQF researchers and practitioners, and nurturing an international AQF community.

The 2012 workshop is the 4th in a series of annual workshops and the first held outside of North America.

The audiences of the IWAQFR include those:

  • directly involved in developing operational AQF models
  • involved in research, especially targeted at supporting operational forecasts
  • working to improve predictive capabilities in areas of particular interest to AQF
  • using AQF models.

We welcome abstracts for both oral and poster presentations on the following themes:

  • International forecasting perspectives, including transboundary and long-range transport related to AQF
  • Emission sources in AQF models, including natural emissions (e.g. dust, pollen, organic compounds), their estimation and modeling
  • Process representation and multiscale interactions in AQF models
  • Meteorological modelling and processing for AQF, including two-way feedbacks
  • Data Assimilation
  • Model evaluation, post-processing, intercomparisons and ensembles
  • Biological modeling, including pollen and wild-land fires forecasting
  • AQF users and their needs, including AQ public information systems.

The above themes include studies on urban heat islands, particulate matter processes and chemistry, land-use cover studies and use of satellites, volcanic ash and dispersion of hazardous materials, and impact of AQ on weather modeling.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee and assigned to the appropriate session, as an oral or poster presentation.