Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling Conference to Be Held

Posted: July 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Comprehensive Atmospheric Modeling Program (CAMP) — one of several research programs within the College of Science at Mason — will host the 11th-annual Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling conference from July 10 through 12 in Enterprise Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

The conference will cover a wide range of technical topics dealing with the transport and dispersion of hazardous substances in the atmosphere.

This year’s conference themes include:

  • Understanding atmospheric transport and dispersion processes

  • Supporting homeland security requirements

  • Sharing experiences across different sectors

“Not only does the conference provide a great atmosphere for exchanging ideas and developing contacts, but it also gives name recognition to George Mason,” says Zafer Boybeyi, the program’s organizer and an associate professor of the Department of Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences. “Mason has developed a solid reputation among those in this field by hosting this conference.”

Boybeyi says the conference has gained significant recognition, both nationally and internationally, over the past 10 years. He also says the spectrum of institutions represented at the conference has become wider each year. Approximately 150 scientists from around the globe will attend this year.

In addition to Mason, conference sponsors are the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology; and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.

For a complete schedule, visit the College of Science web site.

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