NESDIS - community CrIS trace gas data user workshop

The purpose of this meeting will be to identify current and potential uses of satellite observations from the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) in both research and operational applications focused on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, the terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles, and climate. The workshop will bring together NOAA/NESDIS, NOAA/OAR and extramural communities. The workshop will take place September 18-19, 2014 in College Park, MD. Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to the workshop organizer Matt Alvarado (malvarad@aer.com) or AC4 program manager Monika Kopacz (monika.kopacz@noaa.gov).  

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