summer school 2023 - CAIS-ECAC

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ACTRIS CAIS-ECAC Aerosol In-Situ Course:
Fundamentals & Methods for Aerosol Sampling and Physical & Chemical In-Situ Measurements

Date: April 14-20, 2024
Venue: National Atmospheric Observatory Kosetice, Czech Republic


Course contents & learning outcomes:
The lecture course provides fundamental knowledge in aerosol sampling & conditioning as well as methods for in-situ measurements of physical and chemical aerosol variables, covering all ACTRIS aerosol in-situ variables. Furthermore, a visit of the National Atmospheric Observatory Kosetice and hands-on training for few aerosol instruments are part of the course.
The course will be held face-to-face at the National Atmospheric Observatory Kosetice in Czech Republic. Interactive lectures will be given Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 17.00. After dinner, there will be time to meet for leisure activities or for discussions with the lecturers. All participants will obtain a certificate for their participation.

Target group:
The course is mainly intended to people related to the ACTRIS aerosol in-situ measurements at the National Facilities. This could be advanced master students, doctoral students, early-career scientists as well as technicians. However, the course is also open to external (non-ACTRIS) users. Good communication skills in English are required.
Please notice, the accommodation at Kosetice is limited, that´s why we can only accept 15 participants.

Lecturers:
The course is coordinated by CAIS-ECAC. Lectures are given by top-level experts from the ACTRIS central facility for aerosol in-situ measurements. More information and the final detailed program will be made available at the CAIS-ECAC website.

Course fee, accommodation, meals & travel:
The course fee is 500€ per participant, including accommodation in two-bed rooms, all meals, and the transportation from and to Prague on Sunday April 14 and Saturday April 20, respectively.

Application:
For the application, please fill the form below.
The application deadline is March 15. We will inform applicants about the acceptance latest by March 22.

Course organizer:
The course is organized by the ACTRIS Central Facility - CAIS-ECAC.
For any additional information about the course, please contact Alfred Wiedensohler (alfred.wiedensohler[at]tropos.de)

Information for pick-up service on 14th of April:

Prague’s airport:
At 5 pm we meet at the parking place directly infront of Terminal 2 with a bus. All the EU flights should arrive to Terminal 2. When you get out of arrival hall there is one car lane, then the bus stop for public transportation, then another lane and there is the parking place. If you have any questions please ask the information. For more details have a look at the map: https://goo.gl/maps/DEYG6iDTLgVbvTieA

Main railway station (city center):
The bus is coming from the airport and will arrive approximately 6 pm at the railway station. It takes about 40 minutes from airport depending on the traffic density + time needed to pick- up people at the airport. How to find the place:
Wilson street across the highway from main railway station (underway passage), there is a parking place with glassy cupolas (it should be seen from google maps): https://goo.gl/maps/z8YAXdXeopB2GnVh7

This bus will pick you up and should have the colours blue and white like this:




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Course Programme:
CAIS-ECAC Aerosol Course in Kosetice
Day time
Sunday
April 14, 2024
Monday
April 15, 2024
Tuesday
April 16, 2024
Wednesday
April 17, 2024
Thursday
April 18, 2024
Friday
April 19, 2024
Saturday
April 20, 2024
07:00 - 07:30
Travel & pick-up
from Prague
airport & Center

Dinner
18:00 to 19:00
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
Breakfast
07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:30
Introduction & Discussion Atmospheric Aerosol
Impactor
Neutral Cluster & Air Ion Spectrometer
Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor & Aerosol Mass Spectrometer
Mass Concentration: Heavy Metals & Inorganic Elements
Travel & transport
to Prague Airport & Center
08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:30
Particle Filter
Particle Size Magnifier
09:30 - 10:00
General Definitions
10:00 - 10:30
Artifacts & Thermodesorption
10:30 - 11:00
Mechanical Properties
Particle Charging
Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter
General Sampling
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Electrical Particle Mobility
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Particle Diameter Definitions
Differential Mobility Analyzer
Organic Tracers
Integrating Nephelometer
Data Handling
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
Particle Size Distribution
Mobility Particle Size Spectrometer
Absorption Photometer
14:30 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Condensation Particle Counter
Aerodynamic Particle Size Spectrometer
Hands-On-Training
Hands-On-Training
Examination
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00
Discussion
Discussion
17:00 - 17:30
free time
free time
free time
free time
free time
17:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
18:30 - 19:00
Fundamental
Microphysical
Sampling
Optical
Chemical
Discussion & Hands-On-Training
Data Handling
Examination
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