IGAC has a strong focus on engaging the next generation of atmospheric scientists through its early career program.  These scientists join an international network early in their career that creates relationships that facilitate atmospheric chemistry research at an international level for years to come.

IGAC cultivates the next generation of scientists by:


Hiroshi Tanimoto is the Head of Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his PhD in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo in 2001 and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University during 2007–2008. Dr. Tanimoto has been working in the field of atmospheric composition in Asia and Oceania regions.



Mark Lawrence is a scientific director of the cluster “Sustainable Interactions With the Atmosphere” (SIWA) at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS, www.iass-potsdam.de) in Potsdam, Germany.




The workshop will introduce the concepts of modeling atmospheric chemistry and aerosols across different scales (box models, regional, and global models). Renowned atmospheric scientists from the university community and NCAR will provide lectures on the science behind atmospheric modeling, covering three main themes: transport, chemistry, and aerosols.  In addition, participants will apply these concepts in hands-on exercises.


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Young PJ, Naik V, Fiore AM, Gaudel A, Guo J, Lin MY, et al.. Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Assessment of global-scale model performance for global and regional ozone distributions, variability, and trends. Elem Sci Anth. 2018;6(1):10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.265.


Chang K-L, Petropavlovskikh I, Cooper OR, Schultz MG, Wang T. Regional trend analysis of surface ozone observations from monitoring networks in eastern North America, Europe and East Asia. Elem Sci Anth. 2017;5:50. DOI:http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.243.


Mei Zheng is a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and an adjunct professor of Marine Research Institute at Peking University in Beijing, China. She received her Ph.D. from Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island in 2000 and worked at School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2000-2010. She joined Peking University since 2010.