Community Modeling and Analysis System

2011 Conference Agenda

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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2011 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 24, 2011 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
8:30 AMOpening Remarks:
Dr. Bruce Carney, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UNC
8:40 AMKeynote Address:
Dr. Kevin Teichman, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, US EPA
8:55 AMCMAS Update
Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
  Air Quality Modeling Science
9:10 AM Overview of New Features in CMAQv5.0
Jon Pleim   Slides
9:30 AM Overview of the Two-way Coupled WRF-CMAQ Modeling System
Rohit Mathur   Slides
9:50 AM Evaluation of bidirectional NH3 exchange in CMAQ 5.0 against network observations and CMAQ 4.7.1
Jesse Bash   Slides
10:10 AM Status of the Two-Continent AQMEII Project
S.T. Rao   Slides
10:30 AM Break
 Special Session on Air Quality Modeling Applications in memory of Daewon Byun, Chaired by: Rick Saylor and Pius Lee (NOAA)
11:00 AMTribute to Dr. Daewon Byun
Rick Saylor (NOAA), Pius Lee (NOAA), Adel Hanna (CMAS), and Ken Schere (US EPA)
11:30 AM UK Air Quality Forecasting of Particulate Matter Spring 2011
Andrea Fraser   Slides
11:50 AM Two Years of Operational AQ Forecasting with GEM-MACH15: A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Mike Moran Extended Abstract  Slides
12:10 PM Development of the air pollution forecast system VENUS and its validation
Seiji Sugata   Slides
12:30 PM Lunch, Trillium Room
1:30 PM Lessons Learned from developing a National Air Quality Forecast Modeling Capability
Jeff McQueen   Slides
1:50 PM Expansion of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability
Ivanka Stajner   Slides
2:10 PM Effects of Grid Resolution and Perturbations in Meteorology and Emissions on Air Quality Simulations Over the Greater New York City Region
Christian Hogrefe   Slides
2:30 PM Operational air quality and source contribution forecasting in Georgia
Yongtao Hu   Slides
2:50 PM Break
3:20 PM Inclusion of wildfires in North and Central America as exo-CONUS-domain intermittent sources for NAQFC: an operational feasibility study
Pius lee   Slides
3:40 PM Performance Assessment of Five-year East Texas Air Quality Forecasting System (ETAQ)
Fong Ngan   Slides
4:00 PM Real-time air quality forecast during wildfires
Eun-Su Yang   Slides
4:20 PMPoster Session

Air Pollution Meteorology

1) Effect of boundary layer schemes on Taiwan's meteorological and air quality simulation
Fang-Yi Cheng

2) NUDAPT Urban Canopy Parameters for 44 cities now in WRF
Timothy Glotfelty

3) Real-time Analysis of Weather Prediction Accuracy
Neil Wheeler Extended Abstract  Slides

Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies

4) The Tucuman Solar UV Transparency Experiment
Ot�n M. Grimolizzi

5) Evaluation of fire modeling systems: fire smoke extension and chemical composition
Hyun Cheol Kim

6) Characterizing the impact of urban sources in russia on air pollution in northern europe
M. Makarova Extended Abstract

Air Quality Modeling Applications

7) Improving CMAQ PM2.5 forecasts through chemical data assimilation
Tianfeng Chai

8) Use of a satellite-based indicator of ozone production sensitivities to diagnose model bias
Yunsoo Choi

9) Exploring an Approach to Refine Electric Generating Unit Emissions in Near-Real-time
Jia-Yeong (Michael) Ku

10) The impact of change in land use and land cover characterizationon air quality forecasting
Jianping Huang

11) Investigating Seasonal Biases of NAQFC PM2.5 Concentrations
Yunhee Kim

12) IDL-based Geospatial Data Processor (IGDP): A new spatial allocator
Hyun Cheol Kim

13) 2011 North Carolina Wildfires: Air Quality Forecasting Implications
Chris Misenis

14) Long-range Transport of Dust in NAM/CMAQ Predictions using GFS-GOCART Lateral Boundary Conditions
Youhua Tang

Marina Tsidulko

16) Forecasting O3 and PM2.5 during 2009-2011 Summer and Winter with WRF/Chem-MADRID over the Southeastern United States
Nan Zhang

Air Quality and Climate Change

17) Adaptive climate and air quality decision making: the GLIMPSE framework for rapid emission scenario development and evaluation
Farhan Akhtar

18) Global and regional air quality responses to regional CO and NMVOC reductions
Meridith M. Fry

19) Modeling effects of climate change on spatiotemporal profiles of biogenic aeroallergens
Shu Xu

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

20) A Detailed Approach for Improving Continuous Emissions Monitoring Data for Regulatory Air Quality Modeling
Z. Adelman

21) PM2.5 Mass Response to Precursor Emissions Reductions over Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
Taciana T. de A. Albuquerque   Slides

22) Sub-Gridscale Processes in Biogenic Emissions: NLCD Land-Cover and Terrain Effects. Part II: BEIS and CMAQ Results
Carlie Coats

23) EPA's SPECIATE Database and Its Approaches
David Mobley

24) SMOKE-MOVES Analysis
Alexis Zubrow

Model Development

25) Impact of interior grid nudging on the large-scale circulation for Regional Climate Modeling
Jared Bowden

26) Implementation of lightning-NO production in CMAQv5
Robert W. Pinder

27) Contribution of Intermediate Volatility Alkanes and Polycyclic AromaticHydrocarbons to Organic Aerosol
Havala Pye   Slides

28) Examining the impact of CMAQ model updates on aerosol sulfate predictions
Golam Sarwar   Slides

29) Simulating Primary Organic Mass and Organic Carbon in CMAQ
Heather Simon

30) A study on the difference of simulated air concentrations for various chemical mechanisms and photolysis rate constants used in air quality model
Che-Kai Yeh Extended Abstract

31) Development and integration of an aerosol adjoint model for CMAQ-ADJ
Amir Hakami

Model Evaluation and Analysis

32) Application of the CMAQ model for the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII)
K. Wyat Appel

33) Simulating Nitrogen Deposition and Ozone in Western National Parks
M. Barna

34) Peculiarities of Ozone Concentrations over Ontario in the Summer of 2010
A. Chtcherbakov Extended Abstract

35) CMAQ modeling of Houston airshed and comparison with the Moody Tower super site measured data for SHARP 2009 episodes
Beata Czader

36) CMAQ Performance with Three Compilers on Two Platforms
George Delic Extended Abstract

37) Bayesian analysis of uncertainties in ozone response estimates.
Antara Digar

38) Utilizing remote sensing instruments to evaluate WRF-CMAQ model in urban environment
Chuen-Meei Gan   Slides

39) Evaluation of the CMAQ Model with TexAQS II Upper Air Measurements
James Godowitch   Slides

40) Sensitivity analysis of SO2 emission to aerosol sulfate over East Asia by CMAQ-DDM
Syuichi Itahashi Extended Abstract

41) Preliminary Inter-comparison of Photochemical Modeling by EPA and CARB for the Calnex 2010 Study
James T Kelly

42) Impact of Inorganic Aerosol Process Modeling on Regional Photochemical Simulations Encompassing a Coastal Urban Area
James T Kelly

43) Improved CMAQ predictions of particulate matter utilizing the satellite-derived aerosol optical depth
Daegyun Lee

44) Evaluation of downscaling GISS ModelE by Weather Research and Forecast model over the United States
Peng Liu

45) Evaluation of Plume Rise Models for Prescribed Burning
Yongqiang Liu

46) Atmospheric behavior and budget of Radioactive Materials using CMAQ from Fukushima Daiichi Plant in March 2011
Yu Morino

47) Comparisons of CMAQ and AURAMS modelling runs over complex terrain of coastal British Columbia, Canada
Robert Nissen Extended Abstract  Slides

48) A Top-Down Emissions Inventory Evaluation for the Upper Midwest
Stephen Reid Extended Abstract  Slides

49) Fine-scale CMAQ model application to Houston
Golam Sarwar   Slides

50) Examination with WRF-CMAQ on the impact of traffic on neighborhoods in Fairbanks, Alaska
Huy N.Q. Tran

51) Evaluation of an air quality modeling system for atmospheric aerosols over Northeast Asia
Kazuyo Yamaji

Policy and Decision Support

52) Impact of emission reductions between 1980 and 2020 on atmospheric benzo[a]pyrene concentrations
Armin Aulinger

53) Source apportionment of black carbon in Chicago using a CMAQ Tracer method from 2000 to 2004
Jaemeen Baek

54) Premature Mortality Attributable to Ozone and PM2.5 Exposure in the US: The Effect of Grid Size on Health Burden Estimates
Elizabeth Blayney

55) Quantifying Relative Contributions of Aerosol Precursor Emissions to PM2.5: First Applications of ANSORROPIA in the GEOS-Chem Adjoint
Shannon Capps

56) An Improved Approach to Air Quality Forecasting: Implications for Municipal Planning and Public Health Promotion
Xin Qiu

57) Spatially resolved relationships between PM2.5 emissions sensitivities and atmospheric processes: Results from a CMAQ response surface model
Adam Reff

58) The contribution of anthropogenic emissions sectors to the global burden of human mortality due to ozone and particulate matter air pollution
Raquel Silva

59) U.S. Air Quality Impacts of Nationwide Extension of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) In-Use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Regulations
Chris Werner

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

60) Impacts of Proposed Oil Exploration on Near Surface Ozone Concentration in the Caspian Sea Region
Jeff Lundgren Extended Abstract

October 25, 2011
 Grumman Auditorium Redbud Room
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMA/V Upload for Oral PresentersA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
  Model Development, Chaired by Will Vizuete (UNC) and Jon Pleim (US EPA) Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes, Chaired by Alison Eyth (US EPA)
8:30 AM Meteorology Modeling for Air Quality Applications
Rob Gilliam   Slides
EPAs 2007 and 2008 Emissions Modeling Platforms: Components and Uses
Alison Eyth   Slides
8:50 AM The WRF-CMAQ Two-way Coupled Modeling System: Development and Results from Initial Applications
David Wong   Slides
Evaluation of CMAQ model performance using onroad emissions inputs from two mobile source emissions models.
Heather Simon   Slides
9:10 AM Interactions of aerosols and gases with clouds and precipitation in the online-coupled regional chemistry transport model COSMO-ART
Christoph Knote Extended Abstract  Slides
Modeling emission trends for scenarios of the future using MARKAL
Dan Loughlin   Slides
9:30 AM Cloud-mediated radiative forcing of climate due to aerosols simulated by newly developed two-way coupled WRF-CMAQ during 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS over the Gulf of Mexico and eastern United States
Shaocai Yu   Slides
Soil NOx model/satellite measurement intercomparisons
Dale Allen   Slides
9:50 AM Break Break
10:20 AM Implementing APT Plume-in-Grid and Volatility Basis Set (VBS) Algorithms in CMAQ 5.0
Greg Yarwood   Slides
Integrating Cropland Management into Bidirectional CMAQ
Ellen Cooter   Slides
10:40 AM Coupling a subgrid-scale plume model for biomass burns with the adaptive grid CMAQ model
Aika Yano   Slides
Evaluation and Process analysis of CMAQ 5.0 with and without bidirectional NH3 exchange against satellite and surface ambient NH3 observations
Gill-Ran Jeong   Slides
11:00 AM An Enhanced Sub-grid Scale Approach to Characterize Air Quality Impacts of Aircraft Emissions at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Matthew Woody   Slides
Development of an Agricultural and Rangeland Burning Emission Inventory for Air Quality Modeling
George Pouliot   Slides
11:20 AM Developing Forward and Adjoint Aqueous Chemistry Module for CMAQ with Kinetic PreProcessor
Jaemeen Baek   Slides
Gas and Fine Particle Species Emissions from Prescribed Burning in Managed Forests of the South-Eastern United States
Karsten Baumann   Slides
11:40 AM A hybrid method for particulate matter source apportionment: a combined chemical transport and receptor model approach
Yongtao Hu   Slides
Analysis of Vertical Fire Emissions Distribution in CMAQ
Fernando Garcia-Menendez   Slides
12:00 PM Impact of ISORROPIA II on air quality model predictions
Prakash Bhave   Slides
A summary of the NASA Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM) and recent results
William Koshak Extended Abstract  Slides
12:20 PM Lunch Lunch
  Model Development, cont. Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies, Chaired by Ken Pickering (NASA)
1:20 PM Partitioning-Heterogeneous Reaction Consortium SOA model to Predict Toluene SOA Formation in the Presence of NOx and SO2
Yunseok Im   Slides
Chemically-constrained Evaluation of CMAQ SOA Predictions During CALNEX with Consideration of Volatility Space
Ann Marie Carlton   Slides
1:40 PM Effects on ozone predictions from the new algorithm for the surface albedo affects in the in-line method for photolysis rates.
W. T. Hutzell   Slides
Application of Satellite and Ozonesonde Data to the Study of Nighttime Tropospheric Ozone Impacts and Relationship to Air Quality
Greg Osterman   Slides
2:00 PM Modeling Hg(II) reduction through condensed phase photochemistry with dicarboxylic acids
Jesse O. Bash   Slides
Performance of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability, Urban vs. Rural and Other Comparisons
Jerry Gorline Extended Abstract  Slides
2:20 PM Air Pollution Retention within a Complex of Urban Street Canyons: A Two-City Comparison
Jennifer Richmond-Bryant Extended Abstract  Slides
Monitoring Air Quality Changes in Regions Influenced by Major Point Sources over the Eastern and Central United States Using Aura/OMI NO2 Data
Kenneth E. Pickering   Slides
2:40 PM Summary of Workshop on Future Air Quality Model Development Needs
Naresh Kumar   Slides
Did the recession impact recent decreases in observed sulfate concentrations?
Shao-Hang Chu   Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PMTown Hall Meeting Slides
CMAQ Adjoint Modeling Group
, Chaired by Rob Pinder (US EPA) and Amir Hakami (Carleton University)
Grumman Auditorium
4:15 PM

User's Forum
Grumman Auditorium

Theme: How do we further stimulate community participation in model development and evaluation?

  • Community needs for specific model features (include the status of Plume-in-grid, source apportionment, etc.)
  • Model Evaluation as a community activity
5:30-7:30 PMReception
October 26, 2011 - Grumman Auditorium
 Grumman Auditorium Redbud Room
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMA/V Upload for Oral PresentersA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
  Model Evaluation and Analysis, Chaired by Naresh Kumar (EPRI) and Shawn Roselle (US EPA) Policy and Decision Support, Chaired by Greg Yarwood (ENVIRON) and Bryan Hubbell (US EPA)
8:30 AM Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model v5.0
K. Wyat Appel   Slides
Global and Regional Modeling to Estimate Policy Relevant Background Ozone
Chris Emery   Slides
8:50 AM Impact of lightning-NO on eastern United States photochemistry during the summer of 2006 as determined using the CMAQ model
Dale J. Allen   Slides
Background Air Quality in the United States Under Current and Future Emissions Scenarios
Z. Adelman   Slides
9:10 AM Reactive plume modeling to investigate NOx reactions and transport in nighttime plumes and impact on next-day ozone
Prakash Karamchandani   Slides
Estimation of unit level marginal abatement cost and emission market modeling; Case study of NOx SIP call sources
Morteza Mesbah   Slides
9:30 AM Weekly cycles of observed and modeled NOx and O3 concentrations as a function of land use type and ozone production sensitivity
Yunsoo Choi   Slides
High Resolution Source Attribution of PM Health Impacts with the CMAQ Adjoint Model
Matthew Turner   Slides
9:50 AM WRF-UCM and CMAQ very high resolution simulations (200 m spatial resolution) over London (UK), Athens (Greece), Gliwice (Poland), Helsinki (Finland) and Florence (Italy): comparison with observational data
Roberto San Jose   Slides
A screening method for ozone impacts of new sources based on high-order sensitivity analysis of CAMx simulations for Sydney
Greg Yarwood   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Uncertainties influencing dynamic evaluation of ozone trends
Wei Zhou   Slides
Development and Applications of Response Surface Model (RSM) and Air Benefit and Cost Assessment System (ABACAS)
Carey Jang   Slides
11:00 AM Comparative analysis of CMAQ simulations of a particulate matter episode over Germany
Volker Matthias   Slides
MultiEmissions Scale Contribution Assessments
Kirk Baker   Slides
11:20 AM Understanding fine particle episodes in the Upper Midwest during the 2009 LADCO Winter Nitrate Study using CMAQ and CAMx: model performance, processes, and response to emissions controls
Jaemeen Baek   Slides
Design of effective control strategies for O3 and PM2.5 using adjoint-based receptor modeling
Daven Henze   Slides
11:40 AM A new parameterization of biogenic SOA formation based on smog chamber data: 3D testing in CMAQ
Manuel Santiago   Slides
Source attribution of air pollution abatement health benefits
Amanda Pappin   Slides
12:00 PM Lunch, Trillium Room Lunch, Trillium Room
  Model Evaluation and Analysis, cont. Air Quality and Climate Change, Chaired by Kiran Alapaty (US EPA)
1:00 PM Modeling the Air Quality Impacts of Wildfires with CMAQ
Fernando Garcia-Menendez
Regional Climate Downscaling Study in Eastern United States
Yang Gao Extended Abstract  Slides
1:20 PM Diagnostic Evaluation of Carbon Sources in CMAQ
S.L. Napelenok   Slides
Effects of global change on air quality in the US
Serena H. Chung   Slides
1:40 PM The challenges to model the fate of atmospheric reduced nitrogen in the Western U.S: Using CAMx during the Rocky Mountain Atmospheric Nitrogen and Sulfur Study (RoMANS II)
Marco A. Rodriguez   Slides
Using CMAQ to Quantify the Climate Change Impacts of US Reactive Nitrogen Emissions: Source Attribution and Bounding Uncertainty
Robert W. Pinder   Slides
2:00 PM Model inter-comparison of CMAQ and CHIMERE in the framework of CALIOPE air quality project
J.M. Baldasano   Slides
Does nudging squelch the extremes in regional climate modeling?
Tanya Otte   Slides
2:20 PM The Implications of Uncertain NO2 + OH for Ozone and Precursors
Barron H. Henderson   Slides
Effects of Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies on Air Quality
Dr. Marc Carreras-Sospedra Extended Abstract  Slides
2:40 PM Modeling spatially-dependent, non-stationary bias in GEOS-Chem
Halil Cakir   Slides
Evaluation of effects of stratospheric ozone to policy relevant background ozone
Yang Gao Extended Abstract  Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
  Model Evaluation and Analysis, cont. Air Pollution Meteorology, Chaired by Adel Hanna (UNC)
3:30 PM An Assessment of Aviation-related Hazardous Air Pollutants from a U.S. airport using CMAQ
Lakshmi Pradeepa Vennam   Slides
Comparison of the CAM and RRTMG radiation schemes and their impacts on air quality and regional climate applications
Aijun Xiu   Slides
3:50 PM Policy-driven EPA priorities for improvements to the CMAQ photochemical modeling system
Heather Simon/Sharon Phillips/Kristen Foley   Slides
Satellite Assimilation to Improve Cloud Prediction in WRF Model
Yun Hee Park   Slides
  Model Evaluation and Analysis, cont. Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications, Chaired by Adel Hanna (UNC)
4:10 PM Analysis of CMAQ Performance and Grid-to-grid Variability Over 12-km and 4-km Spacing Domains within the Houston airshed
Daiwen Kang   Slides
Coupling CMAQ - ADMS for fine scale air pollution and it impacts modelling over London
Sean Beevers Extended Abstract  Slides
4:30 PM   Emission Control Impact on Ozone Levels from mobile and point sources in southern China
Ying LI   Slides