Community Modeling and Analysis System

2010 Conference Agenda


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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2010 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 11, 2010 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:40 AMA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
8:10 AMOpening Remarks
Dr. Larry Band, Director, Institute for the Environment, UNC-Chapel Hill
8:20 AMCMAS Update
Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
8:30 AMEPA's five-year air quality modeling research strategy
Dr. S.T. Rao, US EPA
8:50 AMTransition Break
 Grumman Auditorium Redbud Room
  Model Development Session, Chaired by Rohit Mathur and Shawn Roselle (US EPA) Policy and Decision Support Session, Chaired by Dan Loughlin (US EPA)
9:00 AM The Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling System: Ongoing and Planned Developments
Rohit Mathur   Slides
Development of Cost-minimized Integrated Control Strategies for Regional Ozone and PM2.5 Reductions
Kuo-Jen Liao   Slides
9:20 AM Simulating the Annual-Average PM2.5 Mass Concentration & Composition Using CMAQ: A Decade in Review
Prakash Bhave   Slides
To What Extent Can Biogenic SOA be Controlled?
Annmarie G. Carlton   Slides
9:40 AM NOx Dependent Organic Aerosol Parameterizations
Havala Pye   Slides
Variability in the Direct Radiative Forcing of Aerosols From Distinct Source Regions, Seasons and Emissions Sectors.
Daven Henze   Slides
10:00 AM Modeling the trace-elemental composition of PM2.5 in CMAQ
Heather Simon   Slides
Uncertainties influencing health-based prioritization of ozone abatement options
D. Cohan   Slides
10:20 AM Break Break
10:50 AM Impact of an updated toluene mechanism on air quality in the western US
Golam Sarwar Extended Abstract  Slides
A New Decision Support System Based on a Service-Oriented Architecture
Neil Wheeler Extended Abstract  Slides
11:10 AM Understanding the impact of isoprene nitrates and OH reformation on regional air quality using recent advances in isoprene photooxidation chemistry
Ying Xie   Slides
Temporal Source Apportionment of Policy-Relevant Air Quality Metrics
Nicole MacDonald   Slides
11:30 AM Updates to the Carbon Bond Mechanism for Version 6 (CB6)
Chris Emery Extended Abstract  Slides
A Comparison of CMAQ Predicted Contributions to PM2.5 from Aircraft Emissions to CMAQ Results Post-Processed Using the Speciated Modeled Attainment Test
Matthew Woody   Slides
11:50 AM Use of Geostationary Satellite Observations for Dynamical Support of Model Cloud Fields
Arastoo Pour Biazar   Slides
Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of Use of Photochemical Grid Model Source Apportionment Techniques for Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality Analysis Requirements
Bret Anderson   Slides
  Model Development, cont. Air Quality Forecasting, Chaired by Will Vizuete (UNC-Chapel Hill)
12:10 PM Incorporation of Dynamic Boundary Conditions into the AIRPACT regional air quality forecast system
Joseph K. Vaughan   Slides
UK AIR QUALITY FORECASTING USING WRF AND CMAQ
Andrea Fraser   Slides
12:30 PM Lunch, Trillium Room Lunch, Trillium Room
1:30 PM Modeling biomass burnings by coupling a sub-grid scale plume model with Adaptive Grid CMAQ
Aika Yano Extended Abstract  Slides
Investigating Differences in Ozone Production from CB05 and CBMIV Versions of the NAQFC
Rick Saylor Extended Abstract  Slides
1:50 PM Development of a Plume-in-Grid Version of Global-through-Urban WRF/Chem
Prakash Karamchandani   Slides
CMAQ PM2.5 forecasts adjusted to errors in model wind fields
Eun-Su Yang   Slides
2:10 PM Discretizing the Sphere for Multi-Scale Air Quality Simulations using Variable-Resolution Finite-Volume Techniques
Martin J. Otte   Slides
Impact of temporal fluctuations in power plant emissions on air quality forecasts
Prakash Doraiswamy Extended Abstract  Slides
2:30 PM Dynamical Downscaling of NASA/GISS ModelE: Continuous, Multi-Year WRF Runs
Tanya Otte   Slides
Categorical performance evaluation of air quality forecasting in Georgia
M. Talat Odman   Slides
2:50 PM Downscaling comparison using Weather Research and Forecast model with between spectral nudging and grid nudging techniques
Peng Liu   Slides
Improvements to Canadian wintertime particulate-matter forecasting with GEM-MACH15
Craig Stroud   Slides
3:10 PM Break Break
  Model Development, cont. Air Quality and Climate Change Session, Chaired by Praveen Amar (NESCAUM)
3:40 PM Accounting for the combined effect of the regional and local-scales on urban pollutant concentrations: comparison between two methods on two case studies in Atlanta, Georgia
Myrto Valari   Slides
Dynamical Downscaling of CCSM Using WRF/CMAQ
Yang Gao   Slides
4:00 PM The Adjoint of ISORROPIA II: Continued Development and Preliminary Application
Shannon Capps   Slides
Air Mass Characterization of Air Quality and Health Impacts under Current and Future Climate Scenarios
Adel Hanna   Slides
4:20 PM Development of High-Order DDM Sensitivity Analysis for Particulate Matter in Multidimensional Air Quality Models
Wenxian Zhang   Slides
2006-2008 GEOS-Chem Simulations for CMAQ Initial and Boundary Conditions
Yun-Fat Lam   Slides
4:40 PM Development of a full adjoint for CMAQ
ShunLiu Zhao   Slides
Simulation of the indirect aerosol effect by the two-way coupled WRF-CMAQ over the continental United States
Shaocai Yu   Slides
October 12, 2010
 Grumman Auditorium Redbud Room
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:40 AMA/V Upload for Oral PresentersA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
  Model Evaluation and Analysis Session, Chaired by James Boylan (Georgia Department of Natural Resources) and Pat Dolwick (US EPA) Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes, Chaired by Tom Pierce and David Mobley (US EPA)
8:10 AM Impact of meteorological inputs on surface ozone predictions
Jianping Huang   Slides
Modeling volcanic and marine emissions for Hawaii air quality forecast
D. Tong   Slides
8:30 AM Evaluation of the ACM2 Vertical Mixing Scheme for the Simulated Planetary Boundary Layer in Eastern Texas
Jenna Kolling   Slides
Photochemical Modeling of the Ozarks Isoprene Experiment (OZIE): Comparison of MEGAN and BEIS to Field Measurements
Kirk Baker   Slides
8:50 AM How sensitive are trace gas concentrations to the method used to parameterize clouds within CMAQ?
Christopher P. Loughner   Slides
Evaluation of the coupling of CMAQ with a nitrogen geochemical cycling model on NHx wet deposition
Jesse O. Bash   Slides
9:10 AM Application and Analysis of Kolmogorov-Zurbenko Filter in the Dynamic Evaluation of a Regional Air Quality Model
Daiwen Kang   Slides
Evaluation of European emissions created with a modified version of the SMOKE model
Johannes Bieser Extended Abstract  Slides
9:30 AM Ozone Transport Analysis using Back-Trajectories and CAMx Probing Tools
Chris Emery Extended Abstract  Slides
Modeling Air Quality Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Daewon Byun   Slides
9:50 AM Break Break
10:20 AM Modeling the impact of ozone-alkene reactions on formaldehyde concentrations during the Texas Air Quality Study 2006
Beata H. Czader   Slides
Soil NOx model/satellite measurement intercomparisons
Heidy Plata
10:40 AM Dynamic Model Performance Evaluation Using Weekday-Weekend and Retrospective Analyses
Jim Smith Extended Abstract  Slides
Assessing the Anthropogenic Fugitive Dust Emission Inventory and Temporal Allocation using an Updated Speciation of Particulate Matter
G. Pouliot   Slides
11:00 AM Impact of Lightning-NO Emissions on Eastern United States Photochemistry During the Summer of 2006 as Determined Using the CMAQ Model
Dale Allen   Slides
Improvements in Emissions and Air Quality Modeling System applied to Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Taciana T. de A. Albuquerque Extended Abstract  Slides
11:20 AM Photochemical Model Assessment of PM2.5 Ammonium Nitrate in California: Emissions Sensitivity and Performance Evaluation
Heather Simon   Slides
The Contribution of Marine Organic Emissions to Coastal Air Quality
Brett Gantt   Slides
11:40 AM Response of fine particles to reduce in precursor emissions and its implication in Yangtze River Delta (YRD), China
Juan Li   Slides
Integration Approach Between the MOVES and SMOKE Models
B.H. Baek   Slides
12:00 PM Use of Surface Measurements and MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth for Improved Model Based PM2.5 Prediction in the United States
Sinan Sousan   Slides
Emissions Inventory Development for Fine-Scale Air Quality Modeling
Neil Wheeler Extended Abstract  Slides
12:20 PM Lunch Lunch
  Model Evaluation, cont. Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies, Chaired by Sharon Douglas (ICF International)
1:20 PM Evaluation of the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx) Against Three Classical Mesoscale Tracer Experiments
Chris Emery   Slides
Monitoring Air Quality Changes Resulting from NOx Emission Regulations over the United States Using OMI and GOME-2 Tropospheric NO2 Data
Dale Allen   Slides
1:40 PM Evaluation of an Advanced Reactive Puff Model using Aircraft-based Plume Measurements
Krish Vijayaraghavan   Slides
Assimilation of MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth for Improving CMAQ PM2.5 Simulation
Tianfeng Chai   Slides
2:00 PM An Integrated Measurement-Modeling Approach to Quantify Contribution of Washington Dulles Airport Emissions to Local Air Quality
Sarav Arunachalam   Slides
The Remote Sensing INformation Gateway (RSIG): A Tool for Quickly obtaining Hard to Access Air Quality Data
Todd Plessel
2:20 PM Evaluation of Air Quality Models Applied to Wildland Fire Impact Simulation
Fernando Garcia-Menendez   Slides
Evaluation of Modeled Ozone Biases Using Satellite Data and Surface Measurements
Yunsoo Choi   Slides
2:40 PM 2006 Annual Operational Evaluation of the Environment Canada Air Quality Model System
Jack Chen Extended Abstract  Slides
Assessment of impact of fire emissions during the Second Texas Air Quality Study in summer 2006 with satellite fire observations
Hyun Cheol Kim   Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
  Model Evaluation, cont. Regulatory Modeling and SIP/TIP Applications Session, Chaired by Adel Hanna (UNC - Chapel Hill)
3:30 PM Evaluating NAM/CMAQ Performance over U.S. West Coast using Multiple Data Sources
Youhua Tang   Slides
Impacts of NOx Emission Reductions in Georgia on PM2.5
James Boylan   Slides
3:50 PM High Resolution Air Quality Modeling for the Mexico City Metropolitan Zone using a Source-Oriented CMAQ model Emission Inventory and Base Case Model Results
Q.Ying Extended Abstract
Assessment of VOCs and NO2 photochemical model predictions in U.S. urban areas: potential implications for ozone control strategies
Kirk Baker Extended Abstract  Slides
4:10 PMPoster Session

Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies

1) In-situ measurement and CMAQ simulation of SO2 over central China
Hao He Extended Abstract  Slides

Air Quality Modeling Applications

2) AQMOS: Air Quality Model Output Statistics from CMAQ Model Forecasts
Kenneth Craig Extended Abstract

3) Evaluating the Impact of the US Aviation Sector on Exceedances of the SO2, NO2, O3, and PM2.5 Primary Standards
Jeffrey Rissman

Air Quality Science: An Essential Ingredient for Air Pollution Health Studies

4) A conceptual framework to represent the subgrid concentration variability (SGV) to compliment CMAQ modeling for use in enhanced exposure assessments
Jason Ching

5) A hybrid approach for particulate matter source apportionment: Combining receptor modeling with chemical transport modeling
Yongtao Hu

Air Quality and Climate Change

6) The Influence of Short-lived Ozone Precursor Emissions on Radiative Climate Forcing by Ozone and Methane
Meridith M. Fry

7) Land-sea Breeze Effects In Pearl River Estuary
Roger Kwok

8) Impacts of Future Climate Change on US Energy Demands and Associated Emissions
Jessica Montanez

9) Impact of Climate-Responsive Controls on Regional Air Quality
Alexandra P. Tsimpidi

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

10) Inorganic Aerosols Response to SO2 emissions reductions in the Metropolitan Area of Sao Paulo - Brazil
Taciana T. de A. Albuquerque   Slides

11) Vehicular emission inventory using SMOKE in the Metropolitan Area of Sao Paulo - Brazil
Taciana T. de A. Albuquerque Extended Abstract

12) Development of an open biomass burning emissions modeling system for Asia using BlueSky Framework
Ki-Chul Choi

13) An anthropogenic emissions processing system for Asia using SMOKE
Ki-Chul Choi Extended Abstract

14) A Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C)
Ellen Cooter

15) Modeling chemical composition of wind-blown dust particles and comparison with speciated PM measurements in the United States
Mo Dan

16) Application of the SMOKE-CMAQ system to understand air quality problems over Seoul Metropolitan Area, South Korea
Soontae Kim

17) REALITY: Road Emission Activity-Link based InvenTorY: A dynamic on-road pollutant emissions model
M. Lebacque Extended Abstract  Slides

18) A Novel Parameterization of the Marine Primary Organic Aerosol Emission for Regional and Global Models
Nicholas Meskhidze

19) Development of a High-Resolution Mercury Emission Inventory in Canada
Xin Qiu

20) The Development and Uses of EPAs SPECIATE Database
Heather Simon

21) Inverse Modeling of NH3 Precursor Emissions Using the Adjoint of CMAQ
Matthew Turner   Slides

22) Emissions Uncertainty: Focusing on NOx Emissions From Electric Generating Units
Emily Wisner Extended Abstract

Model Development

23) Assessing Internal Variability and Internal Grid Nudging in the WRF Model for Regional Climate Modeling Applications
Jared H. Bowden

24) Improving Cloud Impacts on Photolysis Using anOn-Line Radiation Model in CAMx
Chris Emery Extended Abstract

25) Assessing the impact of bi-directional ammonia transport on nitrogen fertilizer emissions and fate in the Eastern U.S.
Megan L. Gore

26) Recent Updates to the Visualization Environment for Rich Data Interpretation (VERDI)
Qun He

27) The Implications of Acetone Condensation on Remote Conditions
Barron Henderson

28) Restructuring of the CMAQ Aerosol Module
Steve Howard

29) Development of National Air Quality Forecasting Capability at 4 km horizontal resolution for the CONUS
Pius Lee   Slides

30) New Tools and Updates in the Spatial Allocator for Meteorology and Air Quality Modeling
Limei Ran

31) Fine resolution modeling with CMAQ-adjoint
Jaroslav Resler   Slides

32) Effects of uncertainties in vertical mixing schemes on ozone simulations
Wei Tang

33) CMAQ Redesign
Jeffrey Young

Model Evaluation and Analysis

34) Evaluation of a 2006 Annual CMAQ v4.7.1 Simulation for the Continental United States using 12-km Grid Spacing, WRF Meteorology and GEMS Boundary Conditions
K. Wyat Appel

35) Establishing Boundary Conditions for Bogota's Air Quality Model Using CHIMERE
Juan Pablo Aristiz�bal

36) Evaluation of EDMS / AERMOD at Los Angeles International Airport
Sarav Arunachalam

37) Impact of boundary layer processes on Taiwan's air quality simulation
Fang-Yi Cheng

38) Developing CMAQ for Many-Core and GPGPU Processors
George Delic Extended Abstract

39) A comparison of CMAQ-based and observation-based statistical models relating ozone to meteorological parameters
Dolwick

40) Use of ensemble WRF meteorological fields in July 2005 CMAQ simulations over the eastern U.S.
Etherton or Dolwick

41) Incorporating Principal Component Analysis into the evaluation of CMAQ
Brian Eder

42) Evaluation of Retrospective, Multi-year, Continental Scale WRF (Version 3.1) simulations that used the PX LSM and ACM2 PBL
Robert Gilliam

43) Results of Recent Dynamic Evaluation Analyses with the CMAQ Model
James Godowitch

44) Simulating Ozone: A Comparative Analysis of CMAQ and WRF/Chem
Jerold A. Herwehe   Slides

45) Atmospheric Chemistry Model Data for summer 2006 utilizing the RAQMS-CMAQ linkage
Daegyun Lee

46) Simulation of Wintertime High Ozone Concentrations in Southwestern Wyoming Using the CALMET/CALGRID Modeling System
Michael B. Newman (TRC) Extended Abstract

47) Model performance assessment of ozone, speciated PM2.5, wet deposition and other gases for multiple photochemical models: CMAQ and CAMx
Sharon Phillips

48) Utilization of Geostationary Satellite Observations to Evaluate Cloud Prediction by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model
Yun-Hee Park

49) Microscale Energy Simulations by using WRF-UCM and EULAG Models: MADRID Case Study
Roberto San Jose

50) Using Smog Chamber Data to Improve the Understanding of SOA Formation
Manuel Santiago Extended Abstract

51) Impact of Model Grid Spacing on Regional Air Quality Predictions of Organic Aerosol
Craig Stroud

52) Numerical analysis of air pollutants at the west part of Japan during an intensive observational campaign in 2009
Kazuyo Yamaji

Policy and Decision Support

53) GLIMPSE II: Future emission scenario development for short lived climate forcers using MARKAL
Farhan Akhtar

54) Impacts of Global, Regional, and Sectoral Black Carbon Emission Reductions on Human Mortality
Susan Casper Anenberg

55) Improved CMAQ Wet Deposition Fields Using a Precipitation Based Bias Correction
Kristen Foley   Slides

56) Impacts of photo-excited NO2 chemistry on ozone SIPs (State Implementation Plans) in complex terrain
Yunhee Kim

57) Air Quality Impacts of Increased Use of Ethanol Under the Energy Independence and Security Act
Sharon Phillips

58) U.S. Air Quality Impacts of Particulate Filter Retrofits on Non-Road Diesel Engines
Christopher Werner

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

59) Analysis of air pollution reduction effects by regional implementation plan of Seoul metropolitan area in Korea
Chul Yoo

60) High ozone events and attainment demonstrations in Houston, Texas
Evan Couzo

61) The Houston Regulatory Model and Simulating Non-typical Ozone Changes
Adeola Olatosi

62) Effects of Varying Horizontal Resolution to Model Responsiveness for PM2.5
Karen Wesson

6:00 PMReception
October 13, 2010 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:40 AMA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
Panel Members:
Michael Brauer (video), University of British Columbia; Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University; Haluk Ozkaynak, USEPA; Anette Rohr, EPRI; Ted Russell, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jeremy Sarnat, Emory University; Lianne Sheppard, University of Washington; Charles Stanier, University of Iowa; Sverre Vedal, University of Washington.
Air Quality Science: An Essential Ingredient for Air Pollution Health Studies Session, Chaired by Tyler Fox and Bryan Hubbell, US EPA
8:00 AMKeynote address - Welcome and Expectations for the session
Dan Costa, US EPA/ORD Slides
8:10 AMPerspectives and Issues Associated with Scientific and US EPA Policy Reviews
Mary Ross, US EPA/ORD and Karen Martin, US EPA/ORD Slides
Morning Session
A panel of health study experts will be assembled at the front of the room. Presentations will be made by some members of the panel (not all) and other invited speakers, each followed by clarifying discussion with the panel and the audience.
8:30 AMLogistics of the morning session
Dan Costa, US EPA
8:35 AMLong-term Exposures and Health Effects
Lianne Sheppard, University of Washington Slides
9:05 AMShort-term Exposures and Health Effects
Jeremy Sarnat, Emory University Slides
9:35 AMAir Pollution Exposure and Health Effects
Haluk Ozkynak, US EPA/ORD Slides
10:05 AMBreak
10:30 AMAir Quality Modeling
Ken Schere, US EPA/ORD with Prakash Bhave, US EPA/ORD and Roger Brode, US EPA/ORD Slides
11:00 AMAmbient Air Monitoring
Rich Scheffe, US EPA/OAR with Wyatt Appel, US EPA/ORD and Sharon Phillips, US EPA/ORD Slides
11:30 AMCombination of Models and Monitoring
Tom Pierce, US EPA/ORD with Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University, Sverre Vedal, University of Washington, Michael Brauer, University of British Columbia, Mike Rizzo, US EPA/OAR, Karen Wesson, US EPA/OAR, and Janet Burke, US EPA/ORD Slides
12:00 PMLunch, Trillium Room
Early Afternoon Session
Format: Presentation which lay out individual experiences followed by panel and audience discussion.
Evaluating Applications of Air Quality Modeling and Statistical Approaches in Estimating Air Quality Exposures for Health Studies; Gaps and Research Needs
1:00 PMMichael Brauer, University of British Columbia
1:15 PMSverre Vedal, University of Washington Slides
1:30 PMHaluk Ozkaynak, US EPA Slides
1:45 PMPros and Cons of Air Quality Modeling and Statistical Models of Air Quality
Bryan Hubbell, US EPA and Tyler Fox, US EPA
2:00 PMDiscussion
2:45 PMBreak
Late Afternoon Session
Format: Based on abstracts submitted and invitations, 15 minute presentations will be made with audience questions following each presentation.
3:00 PMApplications of Air Quality Modeling for Health and Exposure Studies
Saravanan Arunachalam, University of North Carolina Slides, Janet Burke Norris, US EPA/ORD Slides, Ana Rappold, US EPA Slides
3:45 PMApplications of Statistical Analysis of Observational Air Quality Data for Health and Exposure Studies
Myrto Valari, NRC Post doc at the US EPA Slides, Charles Stanier, University of Iowa Slides and Montserrat Fuentes, North Carolina State University Slides
4:30 PMBreak
4:45 PMSynthesis and Closing Discussion: How can EPA facilitate a Critical Review on Estimating Air Quality Exposures for Health Scientists (Who should be involved?; What form should it take? Monograph? AWMA critical review paper? What should it cover)?
Dan Costa, US EPA/ORD and Bryan Hubbell, US EPA/OAR
5:30 PMEnd of Conference