Air pollution causes 7 million death per year globally (1/8 of total global deaths) and is
now the single largest environmental health risk, particularly in megacities and other urban
areas where more than half of the world's total population lives. Rapid population growth and
urbanization worldwide accelerate eco-environmental/socio-economic stress as well as adverse
climatic and health impacts on urban dwellers. Atmospheric modeling research has largely
been performed on a horizontal grid spacing of 4-km or larger due to a lack of understanding
of the local-scale phenomena, appropriate parameterizations, and adequate modeling tools and
computer resources. Urban/local street level air pollution, climate change, and their impacts on
population exposure and human health have increasingly received attentions by both
researchers and policy makers around the world.
Recognizing the urgent need for scientific advancement, pollution/exposure assessment,
policy-making, and public health protection at urban/local scales, we are pleased to announce
that the Joint 3rd Street-in-Grid (SinG) and Urban Air Quality Modeling Symposium and the
4th SinG Model Training Workshop will be held in Champs-sur-Marne, a suburb region of Paris,
France during March 6-10, 2023.
The symposium and training workshop aim at
- advancing scientific understanding of local and hyper-local scale atmospheric
- promoting state-of-the-science urban-street level modeling tools for complex
interactions among urban air pollution, climate, and health;
- and building a high-level platform for scientists, engineers, managers, and government
officials worldwide to review recent science and modeling advancement, identify
research priority and direction, tackle technological and computational challenges, and
provide scientific foundation for air pollution control policies and actions towards
environment and human health protection.
The SinG model training workshop will also provide hands-on training for a state-of-the-
science SinG modeling system to students, postdoctoral researchers, and professionals.
Hyper-local scale air quality modeling
Urban scale air quality and climate modeling
Human exposure to urban air pollution
Urban traffic emissions and impact on air quality and human health
Urban canopy, heat island, and boundary layer modeling
Urban climate extreme: heat waves, stagnation, and compound extreme events