Workshop on Effects and Extremes of High Latitude Dust

The 4th HLD Workshop will take place in Keldnaholt, Reykjavik on 13-14 February 2020. The overarching aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to review our understanding of effects and extremes of high latitude dust in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs. No admission fees

Workshop aims

  • Collecting available info on > 20 new HLD sources to be published in paper
  • Engaging Icelandic/international stakeholders to dust monitoring activities
  • Topics on other aerosols and air pollutants than HLD are welcome (e.g. BC, pollen, sea salt, ..), Arctic air pollution
  • NEW – A Session Starting projects in HLD will be opened (main contributors Kerstin Schepanski and Konrad Kandler, Zongbo Shi, Martina Klose, and more)

Abstracts or registration confirmation shall be sent by email to by 16th January 2020. Please include oral/poster preference.

Examples of topics of interest

  • Observing effects and extremes of HLD
  • Sources of HLD
  • Modelling of HLD
  • Satellite detection of HLD
  • Forecasting HLD
  • HLD and climate change
  • Relevance of HLD for society/users


Keynote speaker will be Santiago Gasso with his talk called:  Has the Patagonia desert  been the main source of dust recently found in E. Antarctica?

  • Outi Meinander: About merging together > 20 High Latitude Dust sourcesFinnish Met Institute
  • Olafur Arnalds: Dust and the land Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Helen M. Amos: Crowdsourced Dust Reporting - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, GLOBE OBSERVER
  • Andri Gunnarsson: Albedo of glaciers, influence of dust events and eruptions Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland
  • Anika Rohde: The impact of mineral dust deposition on the snow albedo in ICON-ART - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
  • Alberto Sanchez-Marroquin: Iceland is an episodic source of atmospheric ice-nucleating particles relevant for mixed-phase cloud University of Leeds
  • Dragana Djordjevic: Chemical fingerprints of particulate matter from global deserts University of Belgrade, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering
  • Clarissa Baldo: Chemical and Mineralogical Properties of Icelandic Dust: Implication for the Radiative Balance University of Birmingham
  • Sibylle von Löwis: Firework pollution measurements on New Year’s Eve 2018 in Reykjavík Icelandic Met Office

More info here

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