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Joshua Fu Speaks at Expert Meeting at World Meteorological Organization

Joshua Fu with WMO signJohn D. Tickle Professor Joshua Fu was invited to speak at the Expert Meeting on Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD), held at the World Meteorological Organization Headquarters (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in late February.

The two-day workshop brought together experts from research and operational centers with experience on current MMF-type reanalysis projects, experts in the fields of atmospheric measurements/modelling of wet and dry deposition as well as potential stakeholders/users of such products, such as the ecosystem studies and food security communities for an update on activities over the past two years.

Fu provided expert advice, input, and guidance in the workshop’s discussion sessions on how to advance the field of MMF for total atmospheric deposition on a global scale.

“It was my honor to be invited to present on my evaluation results and offer guidance on how to improve global estimates of deposition in data-sparse areas to help the future of the MMF-GTAD Project,” Fu said.

Researchers also reviewed the state-of-the-science in MMF techniques and explored the feasibility and methodology of producing, on a routine retrospective basis, global maps of atmospheric gas and aerosol concentrations as well as wet, dry, and total deposition via MMF techniques within the framework of the GAW MMF-GTAD project.