TDep - Total Deposition Science Committee
In October 2011, the NADP Executive Committee formed the Total Deposition Science Committee (TDep).
The mission of TDep is to improve estimates of atmospheric deposition by
advancing the science of measuring and modeling atmospheric wet, dry,
and total deposition of species such as sulfur, nitrogen and mercury by
providing a forum for the exchange of information on current and
emerging issues within a broad multi-organization context including
atmospheric scientists, ecosystem scientists, resource managers, and
The specific charges of TDep are:
- Support national networks that monitor atmospheric deposition by
providing information on emerging measurement techniques, model
development, and uncertainties associated with these approaches.
Identify and prioritize knowledge gaps in the field of measuring and
modeling atmospheric deposition and advocate for research to address
- Coordinate with Critical Loads of Atmospheric Deposition Science
Committee (CLAD) and other groups to advocate the use of the most
scientifically defensible deposition estimates for critical loads and
other environmental assessments.
- Provide expertise and advice on present and potential decisions and
regulatory actions pertaining to the field of measuring and modeling
- Encourage greater communication and collaboration between groups from
different disciplines with interests in atmospheric deposition.