The Southwest Border Symposium on Air Quality and Climate was held on April 22 and 23, 2013 at the Farm and Ranch History Museum in Las Cruces, NM. The purposes of this symposium were to present key findings of the Binational Air Quality Project that was sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health, to discuss air quality issues in the Paso del Norte region, to discuss emerging air quality issues due to a changing climate, and to discuss the sources, characterization and forecasting of wind-blown dust in the region. The symposium was hosted by Dr. Dave DuBois on behalf of the Binational Air Quality Program.
See this blog entry at the New Mexico Climate Center blog for more information about the event.
One of the purposes of the Symposium was to share information about air quality and health in the Binational Border Region, including the key findings of the Binational Air Quality Program so far. Slides from the presentations given over the day and a half of the Symposium are provided below.
- Welcome to the Symposium
- Keynote, Dr. Jacob McDonald, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
- Key Findings of the New Mexico Department of Health Bi-national Air Quality Study, Dave DuBois, New Mexico State University
- Characterization and Sources of Dust: Remote Sensing at NMSU/APL., Max P. Beiweiss, New Mexico State University
- Windblown Dust Measurement (Field), Vic Etyemezian, Desert Research Institute
- The Use of Optical Methods to Study Aerosols in the Paso del Norte Region, Rosa M. Fitzgerald, University of Texas at El Paso
- Air Quality During Dust Storms in Juarez, Mexico, Juan P. Flores Marguez, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
- Characterization of Dust Sources in the Chihuahuan Desert through Remote Sensing, Geomorphology and Mapping, Thomas E. Gill, University of Texas at El Paso
- Doves and dust: an object-oriented maximum entropy approach for modeling dust sources from presence-only data, Charlie Jackson, New Mexico State University
- Health Assessment and Air Pollution, Ilias G. Kavouras, University of Arkansas
- Some Aspects of Regional Dust Storms Including their Synoptic Climatology and Forecasting Methodology, David J. Novlan, National Weather Service
- Aerobiology of Southern New Mexico, Soum Sanogo, New Mexico State University