The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) is a cooperative program of federal, state, tribal and local agencies; educational institutions, private companies and non-governmental groups. NADP provides long-term, high-quality air and precipitation measurements to evaluate atmospheric deposition over space and time. NADP's 500+ independent sites and five monitoring networks measure acids, nutrients, base cations, and mercury in precipitation; plus atmospheric concentrations of gaseous ammonia, and gaseous, elemental and particulate mercury. NADP data supports research on multi-pollutant source/receptor relationships, atmospheric modeling, the potential for deposition effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycling of pollutants.
The meeting is intended for scientists, resource managers, educators, students, policy-makers, and others interested in atmospheric deposition, air quality, and its effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. NADP data has been used for decades to understand and solve real-world problems impacting people and the planet, including to facilitate cleaner water, healthier air quality, more productive fisheries, smarter environmental planning, improved air quality and climate forecasting, stronger roads and buildings, and responsible environmental stewardship.
NADP technical and science committee meetings, open to all, convene on Monday and Tuesday November 5-6. The Scientific Symposium will be held Wednesday–Thursday, November 7-8, and an optional field trip will be held on Friday, November 9
The Scientific Symposium will include:
- Two and one-half days of oral presentations;
- A poster session Wednesday and poster reception on Wednesday evening;
Deadline for abstracts: July 27, 2018
Oral and poster presentations are invited on all aspects of deposition monitoring, networks, equipment, sampling and analytical methods, modeling, research linking data to ecological responses, and the application and use of data for education, land management, and policy.
Student participation is encouraged, and students will be offered a discounted registration fee. The best student talk and poster will be recognized.
Abstracts and presentations on any topic related to atmospheric deposition are welcomed. Additionally, special session themes planned for the conference include:
- Forty Years of Monitoring Atmospheric Deposition: How have Temporal and Spatial Patterns Changed?
- Atmospheric Deposition and Environmental Cycling of Mercury
- Atmospheric Deposition in Urban Settings
- Isotopes as Tracers of Atmospheric Deposition and Related Cycling Processes
- Legacy Stores of Atmospheric Deposition
- Ecosystem Responses to Changes in Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Patterns
- Recovery of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems from Acidification by Atmospheric Pollutant Deposition
- Future Scenarios of Emissions and Atmospheric Deposition
Student Support: : Student participation is encouraged and students will be offered a discounted registration fee. The best student talk and poster will be recognized.