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28th Annual George Mason University Conference on Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling

May 21-23, 2024

Conference Room: Enterprise Hall, Room 80

GMU, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.


Format of conference and request for abstracts
The 28th Annual George Mason University (GMU) Transport & Dispersion modeling conference will be held on May 21-23, 2024 in-person by George Mason University GMU Fairfax Campus. Abstracts may be submitted by all interested persons.

Presentations will be given in the format of a typical conference, with 10 to 15 minutes available for each presentation and its discussions.

Our goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas on ongoing research.
Submittal of abstracts and request for copies of viewgraphs or slides
Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail before May 7, 2024 to Dr. Zafer Boybeyi ( and Dr. Joe Chang ( The title and an abstract of less than 200 words should be submitted along with full names of all authors, e-mail addresses of all authors and mailing address and telephone number of the lead author. The abstract should be either in plain text or in Microsoft Word for Windows. There is no requirement for a written paper and electronic copies of their presentations.

NOTE THAT conference presentations will be posted on our web page ( for distribution to participants.
Technical topics of interest
The technical topics to be included cover a wide range under the general category of atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling. The major topic areas are listed below:
  • New developments in basic theories of boundary layer models and transport and dispersion models
  • Urban-scale meteorological and dispersion experiments and models
  • CFD model theory and applications
  • Field experiments and laboratory experiments concerned with boundary layer studies and turbulence and dispersion studies
  • Mesoscale meteorological modeling for input to transport and dispersion models
  • The use of remote sensing technology in boundary layer and transport and dispersion studies
  • Model evaluation methods, uncertainty/sensitivity analyses and risk assessments
  • Improvements in model inputs (e.g., land-use data, 3-D building data) and output visualizations.
  • Methods and criteria for emergency response and decision-making
We also welcome ideas from groups interested in arranging special sessions.
Who should attend & Sponsors
Participants of the past conferences included representatives from DoD, DHS, DOE, DOT, NOAA, EPA, national laboratories, academia, private companieas, industry associations, first-responder community, as weel as many foreign countries. Very fruitful contacts have been made, with some leading to collaborative studies.

Sponsors: Air Resources Laboratory (ARL)/NOAA & George Mason University (GMU)
A $300 registration fee will be collected to cover administrative expenses. Participants should pay and register using online registration. Online Registration.
Mailing address and contact info
Dr. Zafer Boybeyi (Conference Chair)
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, & Earth Sciences
College of Science
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-1560

See the contact page for detailed information on contacting us.

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