Community Modeling and Analysis System

2006 Conference Agenda

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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2006 CMAS Conference. Each speaker is alloted 15 minutes for their oral presentation and 5 minutes for questions. We will strictly enforce these time allotments, so that we have time to accommodate everyone on the schedule.
*Times listed below are subject to change.

October 16, 2006 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration
8:30 AMA/V Session - Presentation Upload
9:00 AM Welcome Address - Dr. Tony Waldrop, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
9:10 AM Keynote Address - Dr. Larry Reiter, Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory
9:30 AM CMAS Status Report - Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
9:40 AM CMAS Awards - Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
9:45 AM Break
Session 1: Advances in Modeling Systems
Chaired by: Ken Schere and Daewon Byun
10:00 AM The 2006 CMAQ Release and Plans for 2007 [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jonathan Pleim
10:20 AM Atmospheric Mercury Simulation with CMAQ v4.5.1: Overview and Results [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
O. Russell Bullock, Jr.
10:40 AM Changes to the Chemical Mechanisms for Hazardous Air Pollutants in CMAQ version 4.6 [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
William T. Hutzell
11:00 AM Revised treatment of N2O5 hydrolysis in CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Prakash Bhave
11:20 AM The Value of Nudging in the Meteorology Model for Retrospective CMAQ Simulations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Tanya Otte
11:40 AM Special Presentation by Mr. Tim Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA
"NOAA Collaborative Air Quality Efforts"
12:00 PM Poster Session 1.1:
  • Results of the SMOKE/WRF-Chem Coupled Modeling System [Abstract]
    Carlie J. Coats, Jr.
  • Development of adjoint sensitivity analysis capabilities for CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    A. Hakami
  • A Modeling Study to Quantify the Impact of Aviation Emissions on Air Quality [Abstract]
    Adel Hanna
  • Space/Time Discretization of the CMAQ Vertical Advection-Diffusion Equation Using the Quasi-Analytic Method [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Barry E. Herchenroder
  • Parallel I/O Advancements in Air Quality Modeling Systems [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Todd Kordenbrock
  • Assessment of Environmental Benefits (AEB) Modeling System;Technical Review [Abstract]
    Bob Imhoff
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM Poster Session 1.2:
  • Comparison Evaluation of Two Leading Photochemical Air Quality Models for Particulate Matter and Ozone: CMAQ and CAMx [Abstract]
    Sharon Phillips
  • An Evaluation of Aerosol Chemistry and Transport in the Great Lakes Region [Abstract]
    Scott Spak
  • Numerical Noise in PM Simulation in CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Daniel Tong
    Shaheen Tonse
  • Fast Equivalent Operational Models (FEOMs) for Atmospheric Chemical Kinetics within Photochemical Air Quality Simulation Models [Abstract]
    Sheng-Wei Wang
2:00 PM Linkage between WRF/NMM and CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Daewon W. Byun
2:20 PM Effects of using the CB05 versus the CB4 chemical mechanisms on model predictions [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Deborah Luecken
2:40 PM An Implementation of the Trajectory-Grid Advection Algorithm in CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Peter Percell
3:00 PM A New Combined Local and Non-Local PBL Model For Meteorology and Air Quality Modeling [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jonathan Pleim
3:20 PMBreak
3:50 PM Plume-in-Grid Modeling for PM and Mercury [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Prakash Karamchandani
4:10 PM Aerosol Size Distribution Performance Based on Changes to Particle Emissions and Nucleation [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Robert Elleman
4:30 PM Sensitivity Evaluation of Gas-phase Reduction Mechanism of Divalent Mercury using CMAQ-Hg in a Continental US Domain [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Pruek Pongprueksa
4:50 PM Use of Advanced Probing Tools in One-Atmosphere Particulate Matter Photochemical Grid Models for Model Evaluation, Culpability Assessment and Control Strategy Design [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ralph Morris
5:10 PM Adjourn
October 17, 2006
7:30 AMRegistration
 Dogwood Room Redbud Room
8:30 AMA/V Session - Presentation UploadA/V Session - Presentation Upload
 Session 2: Analysis Methods and Tools
Chaired by: Tyler Fox
Session 3: Air Quality Forecasting
Chaired by: Paula Davidson
9:00 AM Implementation of the Particle and Precursor Tagging Methodology (PPTM) for the CMAQ Modeling System: Mercury Tagging [Abstract]   [Slides]
Tom Braverman
NOAA-EPA's National Air Quality Forecast Capability: Progress and Plans [Abstract]   [Slides]
Paula Davidson
9:20 AM Feature Tracking Process Analysis [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Barron Henderson
Exploring Approaches to Integrate Observations and CMAQ Simulations for Improved Air Quality Forecasts [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Christian Hogrefe
9:40 AM Development, implementation, and application of an improved model performance evaluation and diagnostics approach [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Byeong-Uk Kim
Evaluation and Improvement of Gas/Particle Mass Transfer Treatments for Three-Dimensional Aerosol Simulation and Forecast [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
Xiaoming Hu
10:00 AM Use of lidar backscatter to determine the PBL heights in New York City, NY [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Michael Ku
Application of Bias Correction Techniques to the Eta-CMAQ Air Quality Forecast [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Daiwen Kang
10:20 AMBreak
10:50 AM Diagnostic Study on Fine Particulate Matter Predictions of CMAQ in the Southeastern U.S. [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ping Liu
Evaluation of two WRF/NMM-CMAQ vertical coupling approaches and the impact of increasing vertical resolution [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Pius Lee
11:10 AM Implementation of the Particle & Precursor Tagging Methodology (PPTM) for the CMAQ Modeling System: Sulfur & Nitrogen Tagging [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Thomas Myers
Evaluation of the 2006 air quality forecasting operation in Georgia [Abstract]   [Slides]
Talat Odman
11:30 AM CMAQ Multi-Pollutant Response Surface Modeling: Applications of an Innovative Policy Support Tool [Abstract]   [Slides]
Sharon Phillips
Using combined lagrangian and eulerian modeling approaches to improve particulate matter estimations in the Eastern US [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ariel Stein
11:50 AM Evaluating Meteorological Inputs to Air Quality Models with Inert Tracer Simulations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Neil Wheeler
A study of process contributions to PM2.5 formation during the 2004 ICARTT period using the Eta-CMAQ forecast model over the northeastern U.S. [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Shaocai Yu
12:10 PM Poster Session 2.1:
  • Improvements to the Python-based Performance Analysis Support System (pyPASS): New Tools to Support Air Quality Model Evaluations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Leiran Biton
  • Statistical Comparison of Observed and Multi-Resolution [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Li Chen
    George Delic
  • Assessing the Effects of Emissions on Visibility in the Pacific Northwest using CMAQ. [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Xin Qiu
  • Linking the CMAQ and HYSPLIT Modeling Systems : Interface Programs and an Example Application [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    James Godowitch
  • Generating Shapefiles from CMAQ, SMOKE, and CAMx Files [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Neil Wheeler
Poster Session 3.1:
  • An Operational Evaluation of Air Quality Forecasting System in Korea [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Youn-Seo Koo
  • A Multi-Meteorology Air Quality Ensemble: Preliminary Results [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Debra Baker
  • Improving CMAQ PM2.5 forecasts through chemical data assimilation [Abstract]
    Tianfeng Chai
  • National Urban Database and Access Portal Tool (NUDAPT): Facilitating advancements in urban meteorology and climate modeling with community-based urban databases [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Jason Ching
  • Use of a satellite-based indicator of ozone production sensitivities to diagnose model bias [Abstract]
    Yunsoo Choi
  • Initial Application of WRF/Chem-MADRID for Real-Time Air Quality Forecasting over the Southeastern United States [Abstract]
    Ming Tung Chuang
  • AQMOS: Air Quality Model Output Statistics from CMAQ Model Forecasts [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Kenneth Craig
  • Exploring an Approach to Refine Electric Generating Unit Emissions in Near-Real-time [Abstract]
    Jia-Yeong (Michael) Ku
  • A DEMONSTRATION OF THE NATIONAL AIR QUALITY FORECAST CAPABILITY To Provide Local Forecast Guidance of Air Quality Index Values Based on O3 [Abstract]
    Brian Eder
  • An Operational Evaluation of the WRF-CMAQ [Abstract]
    Brian Eder
  • Verification of NOAA-EPA Developmental Aerosol Forecasts [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Jerry L. Gorline
  • Performance of NOAA-EPA Air Quality Predictions, 2007 - 2008 [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Jerry Gorline
  • VERIFICATION OF THE NOAA-EPA AIR QUALITY FORECASTS FOR SUMMER 2005 [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Jerry Gorline
  • The impact of change in land use and land cover characterizationon air quality forecasting [Abstract]
    Jianping Huang
  • New results on study of bias-adjustment techniques for Air Quality Forecasts [Abstract]
    Daiwen Kang
  • A Real-time Bias-correction O3 Forecast System for the Continental US and the Performance Evaluation [Abstract]
    Daiwen Kang
  • Investigating Seasonal Biases of NAQFC PM2.5 Concentrations [Abstract]
    Yunhee Kim
  • IDL-based Geospatial Data Processor (IGDP): A new spatial allocator [Abstract]
    Hyun Cheol Kim
  • Influence of Emissions, PBL height of plume rise and CMAQ chemical mechanism for coupling of NAM-CMAQ Air Quality Forecasting [Abstract]
    Hsin-mu Lin
  • Development of a Tightly Coupled WRF-NMM-CMAQ Air Quality Forecast System by using the Hybrid sigma-P Vertical Coordinate [Abstract]
    Hsin-Mu Lin
  • 2011 North Carolina Wildfires: Air Quality Forecasting Implications [Abstract]
    Chris Misenis
  • Forecasting the Impacts of Wild Fires [Abstract]
    Talat Odman
  • Evaluating the Impact of the US Aviation Sector on Exceedances of the SO2, NO2, O3, and PM2.5 Primary Standards [Abstract]
    Jeffrey Rissman
  • Long-range Transport of Dust in NAM/CMAQ Predictions using GFS-GOCART Lateral Boundary Conditions [Abstract]
    Youhua Tang
  • Use the Eta-CMAQ air quality forecasting system to estimate crop loss from ozone damages in the United States [Abstract]
    Daniel Tong
    Marina Tsidulko
    Marina Tsidulko
  • BlueSky Gateway: Providing Access to Products from the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Program [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Kenneth Craig
  • PM10 Forecast Experiments Using the CMAQ Results Modified by Variation processing method [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Zhen-ling Wu
  • Improving CMAQ air quality forecasts using satellite observations [Abstract]
    Eun-Su Yang
  • A correction on MCIP calculation of vertical contravariant wind and its impact on the mass consistency issue associated with wind and density field [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Fuquan Yang
  • A study of the impact of WRF/NMM and WRF/ARW meteorology on CMAQ simulations for O3, PM2.5, their related precursors and meteorological parameters during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study [Abstract]
    Shaocai Yu
  • Forecasting O3 and PM2.5 during 2009-2011 Summer and Winter with WRF/Chem-MADRID over the Southeastern United States [Abstract]
    Nan Zhang
12:40 PMLunch
 Session 4: Emissions Inventories, Modeling and Analyses
Chaired by: Tom Pierce
Session 5: Regulatory Modeling Studies
Chaired by: Ralph Morris
1:40 PM Recent Updates to the SMOKE Modeling System [Abstract]   [Slides]
Bok H. Baek
Photochemical Model Performance for PM2.5 Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, and pre-cursor species SO2, HNO3, and NH3 at Background Monitor Locations in the Central and Eastern United States [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kirk Baker
2:00 PM Recent Developments in the Community Emissions Model: CONCEPT [Abstract]   [Slides]
Mark Janssen
The Impact of Short-Term Climate Variations on Predicted Surface Ozone Concentrations in the Eastern US 2020 and Beyond [Abstract]   [Slides]
Shao-Hang Chu
2:20 PM Impacts of Biomass Burning Emissions on Ambient PM2.5 in the Southeastern United States using CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Di Tian
Life cycle-based air quality modelling for technology assessment and policy applications: the concept and technical considerations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Weimin Jiang
2:40 PM Development of Year 2050 Anthropogenic Emissions Inventory in Support of Future Regional Air Quality Modeling [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Praveen Amar
3:00 PM Modeling Wildfire Emissions Using GIS Technology and Satellite Data [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Neil Wheeler
A Photochemical Model Investigation of an Extended Winter PM Episode Observed in Central California: Model Performance Evaluation [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela
3:20 PM Break
3:50 PM Trans-Pacific Chemical Transport of Mercury: Sensitivity Analysis on Potential Asian Emission Contribution to Mercury Deposition in North America Using CMAQ-Hg [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Che-Jen Lin
A detailed process based evaluation of various attempts to simulate Houston, TX. [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou
4:10 PM Developing Emission Inventories for Biomass Burning for Real-time and Retrospective Modeling [Abstract]   [Slides]
Tom Pierce
CMAQ/BenMAP-Based Health-Benefits Analysis in Support of the Georgia SIPs for O3 and PM2.5 [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Amit Marmur
4:30 PM Recent Advancements to Quality Assurance and Case Management within the Emission Modeling Framework [Abstract]   [Slides]
Alison Eyth
Future projection of surface ozone in East Asia with CMAQ and REAS inventory [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Toshimasa OHARA
4:50 PM Incorporating biomass burning emissions in the 2006 air quality forecast and its implications to US air quality and public health [Abstract]   [Slides]
Daniel Tong
Assessment of Environmental Benefits Modeling System (AEB); General Description of Project and Results [Abstract]   [Slides]
Jesse O'Neal
5:10 PM Poster Session 4.1:
  • Meteorological and emission fields for air quality simulation in the Metropolitan Area of S�o Paulo, Brazil. [Abstract]
    Taciana A. Albuquerque
  • Effects of vertical-layer structure and boundary conditions on CMAQ - v4.5 and v4.6 Model [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Wyat Appel
  • A Study of the Dependence of VOC Reactivity on Environmental Conditions in the Houston - Galveston Area [Abstract]
    B. Czader
  • A New Control Strategy Tool within the Emissions Modeling Framework [Abstract]   [Slides]
    David Misenheimer
  • The Effect of Oceanic and Estuarine Isoprene Emissions on Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) and Ozone in the United States [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Brett Gantt
  • SPECIATE - EPA's Database of Speciated Emission Profiles [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    David Mobley
  • CMAQ model evaluation using an ensemble of MM5 meteorological simulations [Abstract]
    Robert W. Pinder
  • Development of a global emission inventory in support of a global atmospheric chemistry modeling study [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Jung-Hun Woo
  • The Effect of Sea Salt on Aerosol Concentration and Composition: A Case Study in the Lower Fraser Valley [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Xiaohong Xu
Poster Session 5.1:
  • Application of CMAQ for Regional Haze SIP Modeling in MANE-VU [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Shan He
  • Long-term One-Atmosphere CMAQ Modeling in Central California: Model Performance Evaluation and Predicted Trends [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Ajith Kaduwela
    Myoungwoo Kim
  • Simulation and Analysis of Regional Climate Effects of Smoke Pollutants [Abstract]
    Yongqiang Liu
  • Using MM5/SMOKE/CAMx Modelling System To Evaluate Emissions Control Strategies In Temuco City, Chile [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Dr. Pedro Sanhueza
  • Photochemical Modeling of an Industrial City in Qatar [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Neil Wheeler
6:30 PM Reception
October 18, 2006 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration
8:30 AMA/V Session - Presentation Upload
 Session 6: Fine Scale and Urban Scale Applications
Chaired by: Jason Ching
9:00 AM Fine scale air quality modeling using a hybrid dispersion and CMAQ modeling approach: An example application in Wilmington DE [Abstract]   [Slides]
Jason Ching
9:20 AM Simulating diurnal changes of speciated particulate matter in Atlanta, Georgia using CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Yongtao Hu
9:40 AM A Framework for Fine Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics Air Quality Modeling and Analysis [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Alan Huber
10:00 AM Comparative study of HPAC modeled dispersion driven by MM5 with and without urban canopy parameterizations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Chris Kiley
10:20 AMBreak
10:50 AM Combining HYSPLIT and CMAQ to resolve urban scale features: an example of application in Houston, TX [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ariel Stein
11:10 AM Simulations of Diurnal Variations for Vertical Ozone Concentration Profiles within the Mixing Layer by CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Yee-Lin Wu
11:30 PM Special Presentation by Pasky Pascual, Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, EPA, about modeling uncertainty from an interdisciplinary standpoint, making the link to air quality modeling
12:00 PMLunch
 Session 7: Chemical Data Assimilation
Chaired by: Aijun Xiu
1:00 PM Satellite-based inversion of NOx emissions using the adjoint of CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
A. Hakami
1:20 PM Using CMAQ to interpolate among CASTNET measurements [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Betty Pun
1:40 PM Numerical Aspects of the CMAQ Adjoint [Abstract]   [Slides]
Kumaresh Singh
2:00 PM Evaluation of CMAQ Modeling Results using Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements over North America [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Krish Vijayaraghavan
2:20 PM EAKF-CMAQ: Development and initial evaluation of an Ensemble Adjustment Kalman Filter based data assimilation for CO [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Alexis Zubrow
2:40 PMBreak
 Session 8: Climate/Pollution Interactions
Chaired by: Praveen Amar
3:10 PM Relative Effects of Observationally-Nudged Modeled Meteorology and Down-scaled Global Climate Model Meteorology Data on Biogenic Emissions for the United States [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
William G. Benjey
3:30 PM Utilizing CMAQ Modeling to Assess Regional Impacts of Air Pollutants in Beijing Area, China [Abstract]
Joshua Fu
3:50 PM Climate change impacts on US air quality: Examination of ozone and fine particulate matter concentrations and their sensitivity to emission changes [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Efthimios Tagaris
4:10 PM Interannual and Seasonal Variations of CMAQ-simulated tropospheric NO2 in Asia and comparison with GOME satellite data [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Itsushi UNO
4:30 PMAdjourn
600 PM EAC Dinner - Magnolia Room