ALPACA workshop

We held a workshop in May 2018 to discuss open scientific questions and to begin the planning for the field study.   This meeting also began process of writing the whitepaper for the field study.   The workshop began with a discussion of the scientific questions.

Meeting participants can get further details at the portal site  and may want information from the logistics page.


Final agenda as a PDF file is now available: ALPACA-AgendaPacket

Day 1 — Monday, 14 May 2018

Morning Goals / charge to participants
Participant introductions
PACES overview – wider PACES WG2 context
Fairbanks background information / Fairbanks past studies
Citizen representatives short presentation of their “calls for science”
Group Photo
Lunch Lunch at Dine 49
Afternoon Science questions presented by discussion leads
Open discussion to other questions
Refine questions
Discuss scope of field study — are some questions not answerable?
Discuss relationship to partner studies
Site visit Visit NCORE site (downtown)
Dinner Downtown Fairbanks (Lavelle’s Bistro)

Day 2 – Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Morning Review questions from prior day
Which questions are answerable in field study? — Discuss study scope
Breakout groups by question to propose study design.
Lunch Lunch at Dine 49
Afternoon Presentations by breakout groups on study design
Discuss overall study design / coupling between questions
Identification of writing leads for White Paper
Discussion of funding strategies – timelines for different agencies, science priorities for
different agencies.
Relationship to partner studies
Dinner Pike’s Waterfront Lodge (also hotel for most)

Day 3 — Wednesday, 16 May 2018

This day is intended for side meetings for sub-groups and writing groups.

  • [9AM-5PM, Akasofu 401] Space for participants to meet and discuss ideas.
  • [9AM, possible second tour later, Akasofu 3rd floor] Visit with ACUASI to discuss drone operations
  • [10AM — 11:30AM Power plant] Tour of new UAF power plant (coal/biomass boiler) has aerosol and SO2 controls and in-stack monitoring. Note: Closed-toe shoes required; they issue hard hats and safety gear.
  • [1PM+ Meet at Akasofu / drive] Tour of field sites (North Pole site, State Office Building, Birch Hill, etc.)

Confirmed participants:


Bill Simpson, UAF, USA
Jingqiu Mao, UAF, USA
Julia Schmale, PSI, Switzerland
Kathy Law, LATMOS, France
Kerri Pratt, U. Michigan, USA
Steve Arnold, U. Leeds, UK


Becky Alexander, U. Washington, USA
Susan Anenberg, GWU, USA
Alexander Baklanov, WMO, UN
Slimane Bekki, CNRS, France
Jessie Creamean, CIRES/CU/NOAA, USA
Nicholas Czarnecki, FNSB Air Quality, USA
Peter DeCarlo, Drexel University, USA
Stefano Decesari, CNR, Italy
Stanley Edwin, IARC-UAF, USA
Robert Elleman, EPA Region 10, USA
Javier Fochasatto, UAF, USA
Laurens Ganzeveld,  Wageningen University, Netherlands
Rob Griffin, Rice University, USA
Dea Huff, Alaska DEC, USA
Susan Kaspari, CWU, USA
Pavel Konstantinov, Moscow State University, Russia
Robert Kotchenruther, EPA Region 10, USA
Russell Long, EPA, USA
Hu Lu, U. Montana, USA
Nicole Mölders, UAF, USA
Jennifer Murphy, U. Toronto, Canada
Tuukka Petaja, U. Helsinki, Finland
Havala Pye, EPA, USA
Jean-Christophe Raut, LATMOS, France
Tjarda Roberts, LPC2E Orleans, France
Jochen Stutz, UCLA, USA
Todd Thompson, FNSB Air Quality, USA
Joel Thornton, U. Washington, USA
Barbara Trost, Alaska DEC, USA
Betsy Turner-Bogren, ARCUS, USA
Rebecca Van Wyck, UAA, USA
Kristina Wagstrom, U. Conn., USA
Rodney Weber, Georgia Tech., USA
Peter Webley, ACUASI, UAF, USA
Brent Williams, Washington U., USA