CMAS Conference - Agenda

4th Annual CMAS Models-3 Users' Conference
September 26-28, 2005
Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Selected papers from this conference appeared in a Special issue Journal of Applied Meteorology ( published 2007)

Monday, September 26
All presentations occur in Grumman Auditorium.
7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM AV Session for Presenters - All presenters for Monday's sessions will meet to upload presentations as needed and go over AV equipment.
9:00 AM Welcome Address, Dr. Robert Shelton, the UNC Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
9:10 AM Keynote Address, William G. Ross, Jr. Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
9:30 AM Status of CMAS - Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS Center
9:45 AM CMAS Awards - Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS Center
9:50 AM Break

Session 1: Model Development

Session chairs: Jon Pleim, EPA and Daewon Byun, University of Houston
10:15 AM Plenary Talk, Introduction to Session 1
10:20 AM 1.1 New Developments in Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model [Abstract]  [Slides]
Jonathan Pleim, NOAA
10:40 AM 1.2 Simulating with CMAQ the transport of PAHs over Europe [Abstract]  [Slides]
Armin Aulinger, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Germany
11:00 AM 1.3 A proposed coupling of natural mercury emissions and deposition in CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
Jesse Bash, University of Connecticut
11:20 AM 1.4 Examining the Role of in-situ Aircraft Emissions on Photolysis Rates with a Prototype Inline photolysis module within CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
Frank Binkowski, UNC Chapel Hill
11:40 AM 1.5 Presentation cancelled
12:00 PM Lunch (Trillium Room)
1:00 PM 1.6 Presentation cancelled
1:20 PM 1.7 Development of a comprehensive mercury model in the parallel CMAQ framework: New science implementation and testing over the Continental United States [Abstract]  [Slides]
Che-Jen Lin, Lamar University
1:40 PM 1.8 CMAQ Size Distributions in the Pacific Northwest with Ternary Nucleation [Abstract]  [Slides]
Robert A. Elleman, University of Washington
2:00 PM 1.9 CMAQ model development for PCBs and PCDD/Fs and its Applictaion in the Simulation of Transport, Transformation and Deposition of PCBs and PCDD/Fs in North America [Abstract]  [Slides]
Fan Meng, University of Waterloo
2:20 PM 1.10 Development and Application of Two Advanced Plume-in-Grid PM Models, CMAQ-PM-APT and CMAQ-MADRID-APT [Abstract]  [Slides]
Prakash Karamchandani, AER, Inc.
2:40 PM 1.11 Particulate Matter Forecasts with the Eta-CMAQ Modeling System: Towards Development of a Real-time System and Assessment of Model Performance [Abstract]  [Slides]
Rohit Mathur, NOAA/EPA
3:00 PM Break and Poster Viewing
3:15 PM 1.12 An overview of the NAM-CMAQ Air Quality Forecast Model Forecasts run at NOAA/NWS/NCEP operations [Abstract]  [Slides]
Jeffery T. McQueen, NOAA/NWS NCEP
3:35 PM 1.13 MCIPv3: Using WRF-EM Output with CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
Jon Pleim (NOAA/ARL/ASMD and EPA/ORD/NERL/AMD)
3:55 PM 1.14 Implementing an Updated Carbon Bond Mechanism into the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model [Abstract]  [Slides]
Golam Sarwar, NERL, EPA
4:15 PM 1.15 Development and Application of CMAQ-MADRID-Mercury [Abstract]  [Slides]
Krish Vijayaraghavan, AER
4:35 PM 1.16 Development of an Improved Process-Based Ammonia Model for Agricultural Sources [Abstract]  [Slides]
Zion Wang (UC Riverside)
4:55 PM 1.17 Development of the CMAQ-UCD sectional aerosol model [Abstract]
K. Max Zhang, UC-Davis
5:15 PM 1.18 Implementation and Testing of EQUISOLV II in the CMAQ Modeling System [Abstract]
Yang Zhang, NCSU
5:35 PM 1.19 The Roadmap for MADRID: Model Development for the Next Release and Beyond [Abstract]  [Slides]
Eladio M. Knipping, Electric Power Research Institute
5:55 PM 1.20 Study of the Impact of Dry Deposition Schemes in MCIP v2.3 on the Deposition Velocity and Concentration of Gaseous Pollutants Using CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
Santosh Chandru, Lamar University
6:10 PM Adjourn
Tuesday, September 27 - Sunflower Room
Dual sessions are offered on Tuesday, with presentations occuring in the Sunflower Rm (Sessions 3,5) and the Redbud Rm (Sessions 2,4,6).
7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM AV Session for Presenters - All presenters for Sessions 3 and 5 will meet to upload presentations as needed and go over AV equipment.

Session 3: International Modeling Applications

Session chair: Carey Jang, EPA
9:00 AM Plenary Talk, Introduction to Session 3
9:05 AM 3.1 Trans-Pacific Transport of Air Pollutants and its impact on the Continental United States [Abstract]  [Slides]
Carey Jang, EPA
9:25 AM 3.2 Utilizing CMAQ Process Analysis to Understand the Impacts of Climate Change on Ozone and Particulate Matter [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Christian Hogrefe, ASRC
9:45 AM 3.3 Regional/Urban Air Quality Modeling in Beijing and Shanghai [Abstract]  [Slides]
Joshua Fu, UT-Knoxville
10:05 AM 3.4 Sensitivity Assessment of Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter to Emissions under Influence of Future Climate and Emission Changes [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kasemsan Manomaiphiboon, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:25 AM Break and Poster Viewing
10:40 AM 3.5 Using the O3/NOy Ratio to Assess the O3-NOx-VOC Sensitivity in a Western Mediterranean Coastal Environment [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ariel F. Stein - Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo (CEAM)
11:00 AM 3.6 Modeling study of seasonal and inter-annual variation of trans-boundary air pollution in East Asia [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Itsushi Uno, Reseach Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu Univ., Japan
11:20 AM 3.7 Development of GEOS-CHEM/CMAQ Interface and Comparison Studies Over China During the Episode July 2001 [Abstract]  [Slides]
Zuopan Li or Joshua Fu, UT-Knoxville
11:40 AM 3.8 Improvement of Air Quality Modeling in Hong Kong by Using MM5 Coupled with LSM [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jimmy Fung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
12:00 PM Lunch

Session 5: Urban/Regional Model Applications and Evaluation

Session chair: Christian Seigneur, AER
1:00 PM Introduction to Session 5
1:05 PM 5.1 A Performance Evaluation of the 2005 Release of Models-3 CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
K. Wyat Appel, NOAA/ARL/AMD
1:25 PM 5.2 Source apportionment of fine organic aerosol using CMAQ Tracers [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jaemeen Baek, Georgia Institute of Technology
1:45 PM 5.3 Study the interaction between meteorology and chemistry on the Houston's high ozone problem using MM5 and CMAQ [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Fang-Yi Cheng, University of Houston
2:05 PM 5.4 INCORPORATING SUB-GRID VARIABILITY CONCENTRATION DISTRIBUTIONS WITH CMAQ [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jason Ching, ASMD (NOAA)
2:25 PM 5.5 Modeling of gaseous photochemical pollution and particulate matter in the Western Mediterranean Basin (Spanish Levantine coast) by using high-resolution [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Pedro Jimenez, Universitat Polit´┐Żcnica de Catalunya (UPC)
2:45 PM 5.6 Annual Model Simulations and Evaluation of Particulate Matter and Ozone at 36 and 12 km Grid Resolutions [Abstract]  [Slides]
Sharon B. Phillips, EPA/OAQPS
3:05 PM 5.7 THE IMPACT OF GEM AND MM5 METEOROLOGY ON CMAQ MODELLING RESULTS IN EASTERN CANADA AND THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Steve Smyth, National Research Council of Canada
3:25 PM Break and Poster Viewing
3:40 PM 5.8 Impact of Highway Networks on the Ambient Ozone Concentrations [Abstract]  [Slides]
Yee-Lin Wu, National Cheng Kung University
4:00 PM 5.9 A comprehensive evaluation of the Eta-CMAQ forecast model performance for O3, its related precursors, and meteorological parameters during the 2004 ICARTT study [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Shaocai Yu, EPA
4:20 PM 5.10 Comparing Modal and Sectional Approaches in Modeling Particulate Matter in Northern California [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ke 'Max' Zhang, UC-Davis
4:40 PM 5.11 Predicting Aerosol Number and Size Distribution with CMAQ: Homogeneous Nucleation Algorithms and Process Analysis [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Yang Zhang, North Carolina State University
5:00 PM 5.12 An Operational Evaluation of the Eta-CMAQ Air Quality Forecast Model [Abstract]  [Slides]
Brian Eder, NOAA and EPA
5:20 PM All Attendees reconvene for Poster Sessions Introductions (Redbud Room)
6:00 PM Poster Session and Reception (Atrium)
Tuesday, September 27 - Redbud Room
Dual sessions are offered on Tuesday, with presentations occuring in the Sunflower Rm (Sessions 3,5) and the Redbud Rm (Sessions 2,4,6).
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM AV Session for Presenters - All presenters for Sessions 2, 4, and 6 will meet to upload presentations as needed and go over AV equipment.

Session 2: Emissions Modeling and Analysis

Session chair: Marc Houyoux, EPA
9:00 AM Plenary Talk, Introduction to Session 2
9:05 AM 2.1 Recent Updates to the SMOKE Emissions Modeling System [Abstract]  [Slides]
Catherine Seppanen, UNC Chapel Hill
9:25 AM 2.2 Modifications to SMOKE for WRF-Chem and Real-Time Forecasting [Abstract]  [Slides]
Carlie J. Coats, Jr., Ph.D. Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems
9:45 AM 2.3 Using EmisView to Quality Assure and Visualize Emission Modeling Data [Abstract]  [Slides]
Alison M. Eyth, UNC Chapel Hill
10:05 AM 2.4 EPA's new Emissions Modeling Framework [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Marc Houyoux, EPA
10:25 AM Break and Poster Viewing
10:40 AM 2.5 CONCEPT - An Open Source Community Driven Emissions Model. [Abstract]  [Slides]
Mark Janssen - LADCO
11:00 AM 2.6 Wildland Fire Emission Modeling: An Update [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
George Pouliot, EPA
11:20 AM 2.7 Changes to the Biogenic Emissions Inventory System Version 3 (BEIS3) [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Donna Schwede, NOAA
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 2.8 The Impact of Improved Temporal Profiles for Point Sources [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Dr Alper Unal, Mactec
1:20 PM 2.9 Presentation cancelled

Session 4: Integrated Systems for Air Quality Management

Session chair: Tyler Fox , EPA
1:40 PM Introduction to Session 4
1:45 PM 4.1 Multi-Pollutant Response Surface Modeling Using CMAQ: Development of an Innovative Policy Support Tool [Abstract]  [Slides]
Carey Jang, EPA
2:05 PM 4.2 Future Year Attainment Modeling in NC: An alternative look at health-related benefits [Abstract]  [Slides]
Saravanan Arunachalam, UNC Chapel Hill
2:25 PM 4.3 Presentation cancelled
2:45 PM 4.4 Air Strategy Assessment Program: An Integrated Screening Tool for Air Quality Planning [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Darryl Weatherhead, EPA
3:05 PM 4.5 A Modular System for Source-to-Dose Exposure Modeling of Co-Occurring Air Pollutants: Recent Developments and Computational Implementation [Abstract]
Sastry Isukapalli, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
3:25 PM Break and Poster Viewing

Session 6: Analysis Tools

Session chairs: Gail Tonnesen, UC-Riverside and Alice Gillaland, EPA
Each presenter in the Analysis Tools session may display their analysis tools during the poster session at a booth.  These platform presentations will be limited to ten minutes and will seve as an introduction to the presenter's booth display.
3:35 PM 6.1 The Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool: Meteorology Module [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Robert C. Gilliam, NOAA/ARL/ASMD
3:45 PM 6.2 Presentation cancelled
3:55 PM 6.3 Model Performance Evaluation Software: Description and Application to Regional Haze Modeling [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Betty Pun, AER
4:05 PM 6.4 Python-based Performance Analysis Supporting System (PyPASS): A software tool set for the performance analysis of regulatory photochemical air quality modeling [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Byeong-Uk Kim, UNC Chapel Hill
4:15 PM 6.5 Analysis of CMAQ output with the PAW and ROOT packages [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Shaheen Tonse , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
4:25 PM 6.6 Efficient Techniques for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Multiscale Air Quality Models [Abstract]  [Slides]
Sastry Isukapalli; Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
4:35 PM 6.7 New Features in Version 3 of the MIMS Spatial Allocator [Abstract]  [Slides]
Alison M. Eyth, UNC Chapel Hill
4:45 PM 6.8 ioapiTools: a python analysis environment for CMAQ, SMOKE and MCIP [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Alexis Zubrow, CISES - University of Chicago
4:55 PM 6.9 PERFORMANCE METRICS FOR AIR QUALITY MODELS ON COMMODITY PLATFORMS [Abstract]  [Slides]
George Delic, HiPERiSM Consulting, LLC
5:05 PM 6.10 On the Possibility of Off-line Diagnostic Analysis of CMAQ Model Performance Using an Efficient Positive Matrix Factorization Method [Abstract]  [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela, California Environmental Protection Agency and UC-Davis

Poster Session

Session Chair: Zac Adelman, Carolina Environmental Program
5:20 PM All Attendees reconvene for Poster Sessions Introductions (Redbud Room)
6:00 PM Poster Session and Reception (Atrium)
  P.1 Model Performance Evaluations for Fine Particulates Using Unpaired in Space and Time Analyses [Abstract]
Gail Tonnesen, UC-Riverside
  P.2 The CMAQ Graphical User Interface [Abstract]
Prashant Pai, UNC Chapel Hill
  P.3 The Nonlinear Response of Nitrate Replacement that Mitigates Sulfate Reductions: Gas Ratio as Indicator and Sensitivity to Errors to Total Ammonia and Total Nitrate [Abstract]
Robin L. Dennis, NOAA/EPA
  P.4 Development and testing of a module for estimating spatio-temporal dynamic pollen emission rates [Abstract]
Christos Efstathiou, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
  P.5 Diesel Particulate Matter Modeling and Inhalation Cancer Risk in Nashville, Tennessee, using Models-3/CMAQ [Abstract]  [Slides]
Luis A Diaz, Gregory D. Reed, and Joshua S. Fu
  P.6 Implementation and Initial Applications of Sea Salt Aerosol Emissions and Chemistry Algorithms in the CMAQ v4.5 - AERO4 Module [Abstract]  [Slides]
Uma Shankar, UNC Chapel Hill
  P.7 Modulating Emissions from Electric Generating Units as a Function of Meteorological Variables [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
William Battye, EC/R Incorporated
  P.8 Micro-development of CMAQ for California Regional Particulate-Matter Air Quality Study [Abstract]
Ajith Kaduwela, California Environmental Protection Agency and UC-Davis
  P.9 WRF[-Chem], the Models-3 I/O API, and SMOKE: a Coupled-System Implementation [Abstract]
John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems
  P.10 Preliminary Modeling Application of Community Model CMAQ to Central Region of Thailand [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kasemsan Manomaiphiboon (Georgia Institute of Technology) or Pruek Pongprueksa (Lamar University)
  P.11 MODELS-3/SMOKE UPDATES AND DEVELOPMENTS TO RUN CMAQ FOR US-CANADA MODELLING DOMAIN [Abstract]
Andrei Chtcherbakov, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
  P.12 Sub-Grid Scale Terrain Effects in Air Quality Modeling [Abstract]
Carlie J. Coats, Jr., Ph.D. Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems
  P.13 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF CAMX ON COMMODITY PLATFORMS [Abstract]
George Delic, HiPERiSM Consulting, LLC
  P.14 Development and Application of the CMAQ Plume-in-Grid Model [Abstract]
James M. Godowitch, NOAA/ARL
  P.15 Layer Dependent Horizontal Advection in CMAQ [Abstract]
Jeffrey Young, NOAA (on assignment to EPA)
  P.16 Simulation of Texas August 2000 ozone episode using a Variable Grid Resolution air quality model [Abstract]
Kiran Alapaty, UNC Chapel Hill
  P.17 Continued Development of the CMAQ Modal Aerosol Model [Abstract]  [Slides]
Prakash V. Bhave, NOAA
  P.18 Fast Spatio-Temporal Interpolation Modules for Photochemical Grid Based Air Quality Models [Abstract]
Sastry Isukapalli; Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
  P.19 Modelling Toxic Air Contaminants from Ethanol Blend Fuels using a Modified SAPRC-99 Chemical Mechanism [Abstract]  [Slides]
Wayne Boulton, RWDI AIR INC.
  P.20 Development of two new categorical metrics for air quality model evaluation and its application to Eta-CMAQ forecast [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Daiwen Kang, ASMD/NERL, US EPA. on assignment from STC
  P.21 Development and Evaluation of an Improved SOA Representation in the CMAQ Model [Abstract]
John Offenberg, US EPA
  P.22 Dispersion modeling of carbon monoxide during the COPP Study (2001) [Abstract]
Matthew Simpson, North Carolina State University
  P.23 Estimating atmospheric deposition of nitrogen into the CT River Basin using CMAQ [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Patricia A. Bresnahan
  P.24 Simulating Ozone and PM with CMAQ in Southeast U.S.: Application, Evaluation, and Process Analysis [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Ping Liu, North Carolina State University
  P.25 Comparison of CAMQ and SAQM Using Process Analysis for Hong Kong Ozone Episodes [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Roger Kwok, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  P.26 Forecast and reanalysis system for urban air quality in Japan with CMAQ and RAMS [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Seiji Sugata, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  P.27 Simulating Atmospheric Fate of Ammonia in Southeast U.S. using CMAQ with a 4-km Resolution [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Shiang-Yuh Wu, Depart. of Environ. Quality, VA
  P.28 Evaluation of the Trajectory-Grid and the Bott Schemes for Solving Aerosol Condensation and Evaporation Equations [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Xiaoming Hu NCSU
  P.29 Air Quality Simulation Using CMAQ in the Seoul Metropolitan Area [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]
Youn-Seo Koo, Anyang University
Wednesday, September 28
All presentations return to Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM AV Session for Presenters - All presenters for Panel Discussions and Session 8 will meet to upload presentations as needed and go over AV equipment.

Panel Discussions

9:00 AM Panel 1: Current Status of Air Quality: Trends and Health Effects
Panel members: Dr. Bryan Hubbell (US EPA) [Slides], John Langstaff (US EPA) [Slides], and Dr. Haluk Ozkaynak (US EPA) [Slides]
10:30 AM Break and Poster Viewing
10:45 AM Panel 2: The Future of Air Quality Modeling: Addressing Current Shortcomings of the Models
Panel members: Dr. Jay Olaguer (HARC), Dr. Christian Seigneur (AER) [Slides], and Dr. Steve Ziman (Chevron) [Slides]
12:15 PM Lunch (Trillium Dining Room)

Session 7: Regulatory Modeling

Session chair: Neil Wheeler, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
1:10 PM Introduction of Session 7
1:15 PM 7.1 An Update on EPA Attainment Modeling Guidance for Ozone, Particulate Matter, and Regional Haze [Abstract]  [Slides]
Brian Timin, EPA
1:40 PM 7.2 Application of CMAQ for the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) [Abstract]  [Slides]
Thomas Braverman, US EPA
2:00 PM 7.3 Use of RPO Regional Haze Modeling for State NAAQS SIP Modeling [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
James Boylan - Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2:20 PM 7.4 Use of the CMAQ Modeling System for Estimating Visibility Progress in the Southeastern US for Complying with the Requirements of the Regional Haze Rule [Abstract]  [Slides]
Ralph Morris, ENVIRON International Corporation
2:40 PM 7.5 Regulatory Modeling System Performance in the Upper Midwest for 3 Annual Simulations at 36 km (PM 2.5) and 3 Summer Seasons at 12 km (8-hr Ozone) [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kirk Baker, LADCO
3:00 PM Break and Poster Viewing
3:20 PM 7.6 8-Hour Ozone and PM2.5 Modeling to Support the Georgia SIP [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Amit Marmur - Georgia Department of Natural Resources
3:40 PM 7.7 Regional Photochemical Modeling for the Kansas City Clean Air Action Plan: What it Tells Us About the Challenges Ahead for 8-hr Ozone Nonattainment Areas [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Neil Wheeler, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
4:00 PM 7.8 Particulate Matter Modeling in Northern California [Abstract] [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela, California Environmental Protection Agency and UC-Davis
4:20 PM Discussion of Session 7
4:40 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Adjourn