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Jun 3-7, 2013

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze is one of the co-organizers of International workshop entitled "Extreme Weather and Climate Events in the Southern Caucasus - Black Sea Region", hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia.

May 14-17, 2013

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze and David Hurley attended AGU meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico.

Meskhidze, N. and K. Dawson, Sea spray aerosol and climate assessments: Model results and remotely sensed data, oral presentation, AGU meeting of the Americas, May 14-17, 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

Hurley, D., N. Meskhidze, and M. D. Petters, Effect of atmospheric organics on iron bioavailability, poster presentation, AGU meeting of the Americas, May 14-17, 2013, Cancun, Mexico.

May 6-10, 2013

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Matthew Johnson and Brett Gantt attended 6th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, Harvard University, MA.

Meskhidze, N., and M.S. Johnson, Updated dust-iron dissolution mechanism in GEOS-Chem, poster presentation, 6th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 6-10, 2013, Harvard University, MA.

Johnson, M.S. and N. Meskhidze, Atmospheric input of soluble iron to the ocean: GEOS-Chem investigation of the role of oxalate and photochemistry, oral presentation, 6th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 6-10, 2013, Harvard University, MA.

Gantt, B., M. S. Johnson, and N. Meskhidze, GEOS-Chem evaluation of marine primary organic aerosol emission schemes, oral presentation, 6th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 6-10, 2013, Harvard University, MA.

February 26-March 3, 2013

Dr. Nicholas meskhidze attended MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) pre-proposal meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia

February 11-13, 2013

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze was invited at Chemistry Climate Working Group Meeting at NCAR, Boulder, CO

Meskhidze, N., Marine organic aerosols in CAM5-MAM, NCAR, Boulder, CO

January 22, 2013

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze was invited at UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA.

Meskhidze, N., Sea spray aerosol and climate assessments: Model results and remotely sensed data, January 22, 2013. San Diego, CA.

December 3-7, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Kyle Dawson, Matthew Johnson and Brett Gantt attendeed AGU 2012 Fall meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Dawson, K., N. Meskhidze, B. Gantt, M. S. Johnson and S. Gassó, Reducing the uncertainty in background marine aerosol radiative properties using CAM5 model results and CALIPSO-retrievals, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 3 – 7, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, M.S. and N. Meskhidze, Updated dust-iron dissolution mechanism in GEOS-Chem, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 3 – 7, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

Gantt, B. and N. Meskhidze, Model implementation of marine organc aerosols, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 3 – 7, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

June 24-29, 2012

Trueblood, J. and N. Meskhidze, A Novel Formation Mechanism of Atmospheric Low-Molecular Weight Carbonyls over Marine Regions, poster presentation at the 12th Annual CMAS Conference, October 28-30, 2013, Chapel Hill, NC.

June 24-29, 2012

Dr. Meskhidze attended Goldschmidt2012 conference

Johnson, M. S. and N. Meskhidze, Updated dust-nutrient dissolution mechanism: Effects of organic acids, photolysis, and dust mineralogy, poster presentation at Goldschmidt2012, June 24-29, 2012, Montréal, Canada.

N. Meskhidze, and M. S., Johnson, Improved representation of dust-nutrient deposition to the ocean for the Earth System Models, oral presentation at Goldschmidt2012, June 24-29, 2012, Montréal, Canada.

June 17-23, 2012

Dr. Elizbarashvili will attended the 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2012

Elizbarashvili, M., N. Meskhidze, B. Gantt, D. Mikava, Model simulation study of temperature and precipitation extremes in Georgia, The 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2012, June 17 - 23 June, 2012, Bulgaria.

May 7-18, 2012

Dr. Elizbarashvili attended Sixth ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models

Elizbarashvili, M., N. Meskhidze, B. Gantt, N. Kutaladze, Extreme Precipitation and Temperature Events in Georgia Using Regional Climate Model, poster presentation at Sixth ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models, May 7 – 18, Trieste, Italy.

May 7-10, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Open Science Conference

Johnson, M.S., and N. Meskhidze, Updated mineral dust-nutrient dissolution mechanism: Effects of organic acids, photolysis, and mineralogy, poster presentation Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Open Science Conference, May 7 - 10, 2012, Cle Elum, WA.

Meskhidze, N. and B. Gantt, The role of sea spray aerosols in climate assessments, poster presentation Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) Open Science Conference, May 7 - 10, 2012, Cle Elum, WA.

 

March 11-15, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended International Workshop on Climate Change Projection and High Performance Computing Climate 2012, March 12-15, 2012, Maui, Hawaii.

Meskhidze, N., and M. S. Johnson, Improved representation of dust-nutrient deposition to the surface ocean, Climate Change Projection and High Performance Computing Climate 2012, March 12-15, 2012, Maui, Hawaii.

January 22-26, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended AMS 92nd annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Meskhidze, N., B. Gantt, M. S. Johnson, Sea Spray Aerosols and Climate Assessments, American Meteorological Society (AMS) 92nd annual meeting, January 22 - 26, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

December 5-9, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended AGU Fall meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Meskhidze, N., B. Gantt, Jun Xu, Evaluating the potential impact of marine organic aerosols on climate assessments, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 5 – 9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, M. S and N. Meskhidze, Updated dust-iron dissolution mechanism: Effects of organic acids, photolysis, and dust mineralogy, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 5 – 9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

October 6-7, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze and Matthew Johnson attended First International Workshop on the Long-Range Transport and Impacts of African Dust on the Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Meskhidze, N., and M. S. Johnson, Updated dust-iron dissolution mechanism: effects of organic acids, photolysis, and dust mineralogy, oral presentation at the First International Workshop on the Long-Range Transport and Impacts of African Dust on the Americas, October 6-7, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Johnson, M. S., N. Meskhidze, V. P. Kiliyanpilakkil, African Dust Evaluation: Comparison between GEOS-Chem and Remotely-Sensed Observations, poster presentation at the First International Workshop on the Long-Range Transport and Impacts of African Dust on the Americas, October 6-7, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

August 28-September 1, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave an invited presentation at 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO.

Meskhidze, N., B. Gantt, M. Wilbanks, Evaluating the impact of marine carbonaceous aerosols on clouds and climate assessments, invited oral presentation, 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 28-September 1, 2011, Denver, CO.

August 8 - 12, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze was invited to discuss the Aerosol impacts on ecosystems functioning and biogeochemical cycles at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Workshop on Aerosol Impact in the Environment: from Air Pollution to Climate Change, Trieste, Italy.

August 14-19, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Matthew Johnson and Brett Gantt attended Goldschmidt2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Johnson, M., and N. Meskhidze, Updated dust-iron dissolution mechanism: Effects of organic acids, photolysis, and dust mineralogy, Goldschmidt2011, August 14-19, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Gantt, B., M. Johnson, and N. Meskhidze, Evaluation of marine Primary Organic Aerosol Emission Schemes, Goldschmidt2011, August 14-19, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Meskhidze, N., J, Xu and B. Gantt, Evaluating the Impact of Marine Organic Aerosols on Climate, Goldschmidt2011, August 14-19, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic.

May 2-5, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Matthew Johnson and Kiliyanpilakkil Praju attended 5th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, Harvard University, MA.

Meskhidze, N., and B. Gantt., Modeling of marine primary and secondary organic aerosols, 5th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 2-5, 2011, Harvard University, MA.

Johnson, M., N. Meskhidze, V. P. Kiliyanpilakkil, Evaluating GEOS-Chem predicted mineral dust optical depth using A-Train satellites, oral presentation, 5th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 2-5, 2011, Harvard University, MA.

Kiliyanpilakkil, V.P., N. Meskhidze, A comparison of CALIPSO clean marine and GEOS-Chem sea salt aerosol optical depth, 5th International GEOS-Chem User's meeting, May 2-5, 2011, Harvard University, MA.

March 28-April 1, 2011

Matt Wilbanks attended Department of Energy (DoE) ASR meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Meskhidze, N., B. Gantt, M. Wilbanks, and J., Xu, Effect of Marine Biogenic Aerosols on Clouds: A Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) Study, poster presentation at DOE ASR meeting, March 28-April 1, 2011, San Antonio, TX.

March 17, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave invited seminar on Modeling of Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Mineral Iron to the Oceans at Dalhousie University – Seminar in Earth Science Modeling, Halifax, NS, Canada

March 7-9, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze was invited to participate in WMO SDS-WAS/GESAMP Expert Workshop on Modelling and Observing the Impacts of Dust , Malta

Meskhidze, N., Modeling of Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Soluble Iron to the Oceans, invited oral presentation at WMO SDS-WAS/GESAMP Expert Workshop on Modelling and Observing the Impacts of Dust Transport and Deposition on Marine Productivity, 7-9 March 2011, Malta.

February 21, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave invited seminar on Marine Primary and Secondary Organic Aerosol: Their Emission Rates and Potential Effects on Cloud Microphysical Properties at AEROCENTER Forum - NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

January, 23-27, 2011

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended AMS 91st Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Meskhidze, N., B. Gantt, J. Xu, A. Sabolis, E. Morris, M. Petters, Marine Primary and Secondary Organic Aerosols and Their Effect on Indirect Radiative Forcing, AMS 91st Annual Meeting, 23-27 January 2011, Seattle, WA.

December 13 – 17, 2010

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Brett Gantt, Alyssa Sabolis and Kiliyanpilakkil Praju attended American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2010 Fall meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Meskhidze, N. and B. Gantt, New insights into an organic mass fraction of sea spray aerosol, poster presentation, AGU Fall 2010, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13 – 17.

Sabolis, A., N. Meskhidze, D. Kamykowski, and R. Reed, Quantifying Marine Emissions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Using Laboratory Measurements of Plankton Monocultures and Field Samples, poster presentation, AGU Fall 2010, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13 – 17.

Gantt, B., E. Morris, M. Petters, N. Meskhidze, Isolating factors that determine the organic enrichment of sea spray aerosols, oral presentation, AGU Fall 2010, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13 – 17.

Kiliyanpilakkil, V. P. and N. Meskhidze, Deriving a relationship between wind speed and clean marine aerosol optical depth using CALIPSO and AMSR-E data, poster presentation, AGU Fall 2010, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13 – 17.

November 15, 2010

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave invited seminar Ocean-Aerosol Science and STM at Aerosol Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) Science Workshop - NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC

October 26 – 28, 2010

Brett Gantt and Matthew Jonson attended International Symposium on the A-Train Satellite Constellation 2010, New Orleans, LA

Johnson, M.S., and N. Meskhidze, Understanding the Transport of Patagonian Dust and its Influence on Marine Biological Activity in the South Atlantic Ocean carbon cycle, oral presentation, International Symposium on the A-Train Satellite Constellation 2010, New Orleans, USA, October 25-28, 2010.

Gantt., B and N. Meskhidze, Using A-train satellites to better understand the connection between marine aerosols and ocean biology atmospheric composition and chemistry, poster presentation, International Symposium on the A-Train Satellite Constellation 2010, New Orleans, USA, October 25-28, 2010.

October 11-13, 2o10

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze & Brett Gantt attended 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC

Meskhidze, N., and B. Gantt, A Novel Parameterization of the Marine Primary Organic Aerosol Emission for Regional and Global Models, poster presentation at 9th Annual CMAS Conference, October 11-13, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, AM. Carlton, The Contribution of Marine Organic Emissions to Coastal Air Quality, oral presentation at 9th Annual CMAS Conference, October 11-13, 2010, Chapel Hill, NC.

June 13-18, 2o10

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Brett Gantt, Alyssa Sabolis attended Goldschmidt 2010, Earth Energy and the environment, Knoxville, TN

Meskhidze, N, J. Xu, J and B. Gantt, The Impact of Marine Organic Emissions on Global Climate, poster presentation at Goldschmidt 2010, Earth Energy and the environment, Knoxville, TN, June 13 – 18, 2010.

Gantt, B. and N. Meskhidze, Rethinking the Organic Sea Spray Function, poster presentation at Goldschmidt 2010, Earth Energy and the environment, Knoxville, TN, June 13 – 18, 2010.

Sabolis, A. and N. Meskhidze, Quantifying Marine Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds Using Laboratory and Field Measurements from North Carolina Estuarine System, poster presentation at Goldschmidt 2010, Earth Energy and the environment, Knoxville, TN, June 13 – 18, 2010.

June 7 - 9, 2010

Dr. Meskhidze gave invited oral presentation on Climate Change and Recommended Curriculum Guide at U.S. CRDF – International Conference on Climate Change Curricula in Higher Education, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Meskhidze, N., Climate Change and Recommended Curriculum Guide, invited oral presentation on Constraining Climatic Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols by Improving Marine Emissions, at International Conference on Climate Change Curricula in Higher Education, June 7-9, 2010, Tbilisi, Georgia.

June 5, 2010

Dr. Meskhidze gave invited oral presentation on Constraining Climatic Effects of Anthropogenic Aerosols by Improving Marine Emissions, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

May 23-28, 2010

Brett Gantt gave invited oral presentation at the early career session, 5th Biogenic Hydrocarbons & The Atmosphere Gordon Research Conference, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Gantt, B. and N. Meskhidze, Measuring and modeling marine biogenic volatile organic compounds, invited oral presentation in the early career session, 5th Biogenic Hydrocarbons & The Atmosphere Gordon Research Conference, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, May 23-28, 2010.

March 15-18, 2010

Dr. Meskhidze attended Department of Energy (DoE) ASR meeting, Washington, DC.

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, A. Carlton, S. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. Easter, and R. Zaveri, The Impact of Marine Organic Emissions on Global Climate and Coastal Air Quality, poster presentation at DOE ASR meeting, Washington, DC, March 15 – 18.

February 22-26, 2010

Dr. Meskhidze and Alyssa Sabolis attended AGU 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, A. G. Carlton, S. J. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. C. Easter, R. A. Zaveri, The Impact of Marine Organic Emissions on Coastal Air Quality and Climate, poster presentation at AGU 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb. 22-26, 2010.

Sabolis, A. W., N. Meskhidze, D. Kamykowski, and R. E. Reed, Quantifying Marine Emissions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Using Laboratory and Field Measurements from North Carolina Estuarine System, poster presentation at AGU 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, Feb. 22-26, 2010.

December 14 – 18, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Brett Gantt, Jun Xu, and Matthew Johnson attended American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall 2009 meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, B. Gantt, Connecting Oceanic Emissions, Aerosols, and Maritime Clouds: What do we know and where do we go?, oral presentation, AGU Fall 2009, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 14 – 18.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, A. G., Carlton, The Impact of Marine Organic Emissions on Coastal Air Quality of the Western US., poster presentation, AGU Fall 2009, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 14 – 18.

Johnson, M. S., N. Meskhidze, S. Gassó, F. Solmon, Quantifying the Impact of Mineral Dust and Dissolved Iron Deposition on Marine Biological Activity, poster presentation, AGU Fall 2009, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 14 – 18.

Xu, J., N. Meskhidze, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, S. J. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. C. Easter, R. A. Zaveri, Climatic Effects of Marine Organic Aerosols, poster presentation, AGU Fall 2009, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 14 – 18.

December 9– 11, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave invited presentation at the International Aerosol Modeling Algorithms (IAMA) Conference in UC Davis, CA.

Meskhidze, N., Connecting Oceanic Emissions of Trace Gases, Aerosols, and Maritime Clouds, oral presentation, IAMA 2009, UC Davis, CA, Dec. 9 – 11.<http://airquality.ucdavis.edu/pages/events/2009/iama/Meskhidze.pdf>

October 26 – 30, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Brett Gantt and Jun Xu attended American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 28th Annual Conference, October 26, 2009, Minneapolis, MN

Meskhidze, N., a Tutorial Session <http://aaar.conference2009.org/secondary.php?section=Tutorials>: The effect of ocean biogeochemistry on aerosol, clouds and climate, AAAR 28th Annual Conference, October 26, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.

Xu, J., N. Meskhidze, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, S. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. Easter, & R. Zaveri, The effect of marine biogenic organic aerosols on stratiform clouds: A 10-year global simulation with coupled GCM-aerosol model, poster presentation, AAAR 28th Annual Conference, October 26 - 30, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, A-M. Carlton, The Impact of Marine Organic Aerosols on Coastal Air Quality of the Western US, oral presentation, AAAR 28th Annual Conference, October 26 - 30, 2009, Minneapolis, MN.

June 21 – 26, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended the Goldschmidt 2009 conference, "Challenges to Our Volatile Planet" in Davos, Switzerland

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, S. Ghan, A. Nenes, X.Liu, R. Easter, & R. Zaveri, Effect of marine biogenic organic aerosols on cloud properties: Modeling study, oral presentation, Goldschmidt2009, Davos, Switzerland, June 21 – 26.

Johnson, M. N. Meskhidze, 2009, Modeling mineral dust and dissolved iron deposition, poster presentation, Goldschmidt2009, Davos, Switzerland, June 21 – 26.

April 7-10, 2009

Johnson, M., N. Meskhidze, F. Solmon, D. Fairlie, S. Gasso, D. Gaiero, Modeling dust and dissolved iron deposition to the Southern Ocean using GEOS-Chem, oral presentation, 4th GEOS-Chem User's meeting, April 7-10, 2009, Harvard University, MA.

Johnson, M., N. Meskhidze, F. Solmon, D. Fairlie, S. Gasso, D. Gaiero, Exploring the effects of Patagonian dust on biological activity and carbon uptake in the South Atlantic Ocean using GEOS-Chem, poster presentation, 4th GEOS-Chem User's meeting, April 7-10, 2009, Harvard University, MA.

March 10-12, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze attended the Aerosol/Cloud/Ecosystems Mission (ACE) Workshop in Oxnard, CA.

Meskhidze, N., C. McClain, P. Bontempi, P. Matrai, E. Saltzman, N. Mahowald, J. Propero, Y. Gao, S. Gassó, L. Remer, S. Bauer, M. Behrenfeld, J. Chowdhary, B. Miller, ACE Ocean - Aerosol Working Group, oral presentation at Aerosol/Cloud/Ecosystems Mission (ACE) Workshop, March 10-12, 2009 Oxnard, CA.

February 25-27, 2009

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze and Brett Gantt attended the Annual Science Team Meeting of the Atmospheric Science Program (ASP) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, S. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. Easter & R. Zaveri, Effect of Marine Biogenic Organic Aerosols on Clouds, oral presentation at Annual Science Team Meeting of the Atmospheric Science Program (ASP), February 25-27, 2009, Santa Fe, NM.

Meskhidze, N., J. Xu, Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, S. Ghan, A. Nenes, X. Liu, R. Easter & R. Zaveri, Effect of Marine Biogenic Organic Aerosols on Cloud Properties: Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) Study, poster presentation, Annual Science Team Meeting of the Atmospheric Science Program (ASP), February 25-27, 2009, Santa Fe, NM.

Gantt, B., J. Xu, D. Kamykowski, N. Meskhidze, A New Physically-based Quantification of Marine Isoprene and Primary Organic Aerosol Emissions, poster presentation, Annual Science Team Meeting of the Atmospheric Science Program (ASP), February 25-27, 2009, Santa Fe, NM.

December 15 - 19, 2008

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze gave invited oral presentation, Modeling of Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Soluble Iron to the Oceans at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.

November 22, 2008

Matthew Johnson attended NC Space Grant presentations at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Johnson, M., N. Meskhidze, F. Solmon, D. Fairlie, S. Gasso, D. Gaiero, Modeling Patagonian Dust Fluxes and Depositions to the Sothern Ocean Using GEOS-Chem, NC Space Grant presentations, Appalachian State University, November 22, 2008, Boone, NC.

October 20 – 24, 2008

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze and Brett Gantt, attended AAAR 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, and D. Kamykowski, Oceanic Trace Gases: Quantification and Climate Impact, poster presentation at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 27th Annual Conference, 20 - 24 October, 2008, Orlando, FL.

Meskhidze, N., L. A. Remer, S. Platnick, R. Negrón Juárez, A. M. Lichtenberger and A. R. Aiyyer, Exploring the Differences in Aerosol and Cloud Properties Observed by the MODIS Twin Sensors, poster presentation at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) 27th Annual Conference, 20 - 24 October, 2008, Orlando, FL.

October 6- 8, 2008

Dr. Nicholas Meskhidze, Brett Gantt, Joshua Hemperly and Matthew Johnson, attended 7th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.

Gantt, B., N. Meskhidze, Y. Zhang, J. Xu, and D. Kamykowski, The Effect of Oceanic Isoprene Emissions on Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in the Coastal United States, poster presentation at the 7th Annual CMAS Conference, 6 - 8 October, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.

Hemperly, J., X.-Y Wen, N. Meskhidze, and Y. Zhang, Application and Evaluation of the Global Weather Research and Forecasting (GWRF) Model, oral presentation at the 7th Annual CMAS Conference, 6 - 8 October, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.

Johnson, M., N. Meskhidze, F. Solmon, D. Fairlie, S. Gasso, D. Gaiero, Modeling Patagonian Dust and Soluble Iron Deposition to the Southern Ocean: Application of GEOS-Chem, poster presentation at the 7th Annual CMAS Conference, 6 - 8 October, 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.

February 25 – 27, 2008

Meskhidze, N., Y. Zhang, B. Gantt, J. Hemperly, D. Kamykowski, & X.-Y. Wen, Effect of Terrestrial and Marine Organic Aerosol on Regional and Global Climate: Work Plan and Some Preliminary Results, oral presentation at the Department of Energy Atmospheric Science Program FY 2008 Science Team Meeting, February 25 – 27, 2008, Annapolis, MD.

February 18-22, 2008

Meskhidze, N., Spatial and temporal differences in AOD observed by MODIS twin sensors, oral presentation at the International Workshop: Aerosols in the Amazon - Changes and their Consequences from Past and Future Human Activities, February 18-22, 2008, Manaus, Amazônia, Brazil.

January 11-15, 2008

Igel., M., and N. Meskhidze, Effects of Aerosol on Shallow Marine Clouds in Bay of Bengal, oral presentation at American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting, January 11-15, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

December 10 – 14, 2007

Meskhidze, N., R. Negrón Juárez, L. A. Remer, S. Platnick, and A. Aiyyer, Exploring the differences in aerosol and cloud properties observed by the MODIS twin sensors, oral presentation at American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, December 10 – 14, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

October 3-5, 2007

Meskhidze, N., Iron Biogeochemistry in the Southern Ocean and the Possible Role of Patagonian Dust in Ocean Fertilization, oral presentation at Multidisciplinary Workshop on Southern South American Dust, October 3-5, 2007, Puerto Madrin, Argentina.

February 25- April 2, 2007

Meskhidze, N. and A. Nenes, The effect of phytoplankton on clouds in the Southern Ocean: A natural "shiptrack" or "smog chamber"? poster presentation at Gordon Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons & the Atmosphere, February 25- April 2, 2007, Ventura, CA.