Community Modeling and Analysis System

2012 Conference Agenda

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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2012 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.

Selected abstracts will be published in a pending issue of the Journal of Air Waste & Management Assoc.

October 15, 2012 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
8:30 AMOpening Remarks:
Dr. Larry Band, Director, UNC Institute for the Environment
8:40 AMKeynote Address:
Dr. Len Peters, Secretary of the Cabinet for Energy and Environment, Commonwealth of Kentucky
9:10 AMCMAS Update
Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
  Model Development, chaired by Prakash Bhave (US EPA) and Eduardo Olaguer (Houston Advanced Research Center)
9:20 AM Correctly representing the optical properties of black carbon in the integrated WRF-CMAQ system
Frank Binkowski   Slides
9:40 AM Application and Evaluation of 2006 NLCD and MODIS in the WRF/CMAQ System
Limei Ran   Slides
10:00 AM Cloud Assimilation in WRF Model and Impact on Sub-domains
Arastoo Pour Biazar   Slides
10:20 AM Developing chemical mechanisms that are more robust to changes in atmospheric composition
Gookyoung Heo Extended Abstract  Slides
10:40 AM Break
11:10 AM Constraining Regional CO2 Budgets using CMAQ-WRF
Zhen Liu   Slides
11:30 AM A Forward and Adjoint Neighborhood Scale Air Quality Model
Eduardo P. Olaguer Extended Abstract  Slides
11:50 AM Modeling the impacts of alternative burning strategies on local and regional air quality
Aika Yano   Slides
12:10 PM Lunch, Trillium Room
1:10 PM Development and evaluation of plume-in-grid and volatility basis set modules in CMAQ 5.01
Prakash Karamchandani   Slides
1:30 PM Aircraft Emissions Contribution to Organic Aerosols using the Volatility Basis Set
Matthew Woody   Slides
1:50 PM Potential role of isoprene epoxydiols in organic aerosol formation over the United States
Havala O. T. Pye   Slides
2:10 PM Modeling ozone depletion in the marine boundary layer caused by natural iodine emissions
Greg Yarwood   Slides
2:30 PM Effects of Implementing Subgrid-Scale Cloud-Radiation Interactions in WRF
Jerold Herwehe   Slides
2:50 PM Break
3:20 - 5:30 PMPoster Session

Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies

1) A modeling study to investigate the meteorological factors for inducing high ozone concentration in southern Taiwan
Ka-Wa Chan   Slides

2) Single Column Model: A useful tool for evaluating and improving the aerosol component of CMAQ model.
Chuen-Meei Gan

3) Issues of Air Pollution and Air Quality: Effects on the Egyptian Public
Dana M. Greene, Ph.D., M.A.

4) Recent inter-annual trend of spherical aerosol in East Asia based on integrated analysis of remote sensing and a chemical transport model
Yukari Hara Extended Abstract

5) Modeling wildfire impacts on air quality during the ARCTAS-CARB campaign: evaluation using surface, airborne and satellite measurements
Yongtao Hu

6) High resolution CMAQ simulation of air pollution over the Chesapeake Bay during DISCOVER-AQ
Christopher P. Loughner

7) SATMAQ: bringing satellite data to the CMAQ community
Daniel Tong

8) A Novel Formation Mechanism of Atmospheric Low-Molecular Weight Carbonyls over Marine Regions
Jonathan Trueblood

Coupled Meteorology/Chemistry Models

9) Investigation of Multi-decadal Trends in Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect from Anthropogenic Emission Changes over North America by Using a Two-way Coupled Meteorology-chemistry Model
Chao Wei

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

10) Impact of Vegetation Variability on Biogenic Emissions
Erin Chavez-Figueroa Extended Abstract

11) Addressing Science and Policy Needs with Community Emissions Efforts
Gregory Frost

12) Preparation of Mexico National Emissions Inventory 2005 for Air Quality modeling using WRF-chem in Mexico
Agust■n R. Garc■a Extended Abstract

13) Preparation of Oil and Gas Emissions Inventories for Use in Photochemical Grid Modeling
Stephen Reid Extended Abstract

14) Simulation of N2O Production and Transport in the US Cornbelt Compared to Tower Measurements
TL Roche

15) Inverse modeling of Texas NOx emissions using space-based NO2 observations
Wei Tang

16) Historical gaseous and primary aerosol emissions in the United States from 1990-2010
Jia Xing

Global/Regional Modeling Applications

17) Multiyear boundary conditions for CMAQ 5.0 from GEOS-Chem with Secondary Organic Aerosol Extensions
Farhan Akhtar

18) The Impact of Climate Change and Projected Water Scarcity on the Electric Power Sector in the US
Colin Cameron

19) The impact of biomass burning aerosols from Southeast Asia on the West Pacific
Ming Tung Chuang

20) A Prescribed Burn Decision Support System for the Kansas Flint Hills Region
Kenneth Craig Extended Abstract

21) Coupled Meteorology-Chemistry Model Application for Evaluation of Climate Change Influence on Air Quality: Central Mexico Case Study.
Agust■n R. Garc■a

22) Integrated process and reaction rate analysis for wintertime nitrate formation and chemical transport in the Midwestern U.S using CMAQ
Yoo Jung Kim

23) Impact of biomass burning aerosols on regional climate over Southeast USA
Peng Liu

24) Use of a coupled lake model with WRF
Megan Mallard

25) The impact of projected future emissions on global human mortality due to ozone and PM2.5 outdoor air pollution
Raquel Silva

26) Mercury Modeling for North Carolina using the MATS modeling platform
Nicholas Witcraft

27) A Simulation Study of the Climate Change Effects on Air Quality in Taiwan
Yu-Han Cheng

28) Multi-scale Air Quality and Health Impacts of U.S. Aviation Emissions
Steve H.L. Yim

29) Effects of changes in emissions and climate change on global air quality: a study of the air quality co-benefits of GHGs mitigation
Yuqiang Zhang

Model Development

30) High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Plume Modeling with CMAQ
Fernando Garcia-Menendez

31) Alaska adapted CMAQ model
Ketsiri Leelasakultum Extended Abstract

32) A comparison of model predictions with the RACM2 and CB05 mechanisms
Golam Sarwar

33) Effect of Land Cover on Atmospheric Processes and Air Quality
Zhining Tao

34) Recent updates in the CMAQ windblown dust emission module
Daniel Tong or George Bowker

Model Evaluation and Analysis

35) Evaluation of the ozone concentrations over the Metropolitan Area of Vit￳ria, Esp■rito Santo State, Brazil, using the CMAQ model
Taciana Albuquerque

36) Examining the performance of trace metals estimates in CMAQv5.0
K. Wyat Appel

37) A New Parallel Sparse Chemistry Solver for CMAQ
George Delic Extended Abstract

38) Bayesian Analysis of a Reduced-form Air Quality Model
Kristen Foley

39) Evaluation of WRF-CHEM Simulations with the Unified Post Processor (UPP) and Model Evaluation Tools (MET)
Agust■n R. Garc■a Extended Abstract

40) A Modeling Study of Ozone Production Rates during the Summers of 2002 and 2006
J. Godowitch Extended Abstract

41) Sensitivity analysis of source regions to PM2.5 concentration at Fukue Island, Japan
Ikeda Kohei

42) Inter-comparison of Photochemical Modeling by U.S. EPA and CARB for the Calnex 2010 Study Period
James Kelly

43) Meteorological Evaluation in Support of a 2007-Based Air Quality Modeling Platform
Chris Misenis

44) An application of CAMx process analysis tools: Exploring process contributions to extreme O3, NOX and SO2 conditions over NYC
David-anthony Murray

45) How does the concentration of surface ozone change in CONUS due to a new paradigm for emission upgrade for the national forecasting system?
Li Pan

46) Process analysis of PM concentration over Pearl River Delta region, China using MM5-CMAQ model
Qi Fan

47) Simulation of PM2.5 Exposures in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) Using CMAQ and Intercomparison to The American Cancer Society Study Methods, Evaluation And Application
Charles Stanier

48) Characterization of Air Quality Model Performance Using Land Use Regression Model
Yadong Xu Extended Abstract

49) Application of WRF/Chem over East Asia: Evaluation, Seasonality, and Aerosol Feedbacks
Xin Zhang

Modeling Secondary Impacts from Single Sources or Single Source Complexes

50) Contributions of major industrial emissions sources in the United Kingdom to projected reduction of population exposure to PM2.5
Charles Chemel

Source-Receptor Modeling and Analysis

51) A Ensemble-Trained Bayesian Method for Source Apportionment of PM2.5
Sivaraman Balachandran

52) The BlueSky Western Canada Wildfire Smoke Forecasting System
Kenneth Craig Extended Abstract

53) Assessment of air quality response to anthropogenic emission changes over Taiwan using response surface modeling method
Xinyi Dong

54) Evaluation of PM2.5 control policies through application of Source Apportionment Technology in the Pearl River Delta region
Dongwei Wu Extended Abstract

55) Using CAMx/HDDM to estimate ozone levels across the USat various levels of anthropogenic NOx and VOC
Chris Emery   Slides

56) Development and Evaluation of Two Reduced Form Versions of the CMAQ Modeling System
Kristen Foley

57) Global net radiative forcing responses to regional CO and NMVOC reductions
Meridith M. Fry

58) Estimation of 3-D VOC Reactivities Through Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis
Amir Hakami

59) Development of a Mixtures Characterization Toolkit: Estimating air pollution source impacts to investigate air quality and human health associations using time-series epidemiologic analysis
Heather A. Holmes

60) Impacts of Interstate Transport of Pollutants on Ozone Air Quality Attainment in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Xiangting Hou Extended Abstract

61) Extending the Hybrid Source Apportionment Method by Spatial Interpolation of Source Impact Adjustment Factors
Cesunica Ivey

62) Simulation of source-receptor relationships for ozone in South Korea
Jong-Jae, Lee

63) The Adjoint of the CMAQ Aqueous Chemistry Module
Charles Stanier

64) Adjoint-Based Source Attribution of PM Health Impacts
Matthew Turner

October 16, 2012
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood 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 Talat Odman (Georgia Tech) and James Boylan (Georgia Department of Natural Resources) Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes, chaired by Joseph Vaughan (Washington State University) and Rich Mason (US EPA)
8:30 AM Development of a 2007-Based Air Quality Modeling Platform
Sharon Phillips   Slides
Evaluation of Urban PM2.5 Emission Inventories across the U.S.
Prakash Bhave   Slides
8:50 AM Comparing differences in model performance between the coupled and non-coupled versions of WRF-CMAQv5.0
K. Wyat Appel   Slides
A New Interface to Model Global Commercial Aircraft Emissions from the FAA Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) in Air Quality Models
BH Baek Extended Abstract  Slides
9:10 AM Space-Time Analysis of AQMEII Phase 1 Air Quality Simulations
Christian Hogrefe   Slides
Coupled Energy Market Trading and Air Quality models for improved simulation of peak AQ episodes
Caroline M. Farkas   Slides
9:30 AM Sensitivity analysis of influencing factors on PM2.5 nitrate simulation
Hikari Shimadera Extended Abstract  Slides
2007/2008 Emissions Modeling Platform Components and New Tools
Rich Mason   Slides
9:50 AM Recent performance of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability
Ivanka Stajner   Slides
SMOKE-MOVES: Description and Recent Enhancements
Alexis Zubrow   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Evaluation of the CMAQ5.0 in the framework of the CALIOPE air quality forecasting system over Europe
Mar■a-Teresa Pay Extended Abstract  Slides
High NOx emissions bias of the EPA National Emissions Inventory 2005: two case studies over Los Angeles and Houston for August 2009
Yunsoo Choi   Slides
11:00 AM Utilization of MOZAIC profiles in the evaluation of CMAQ as part of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII)
Morgan L. Silverman   Slides
Comparison of Link-Based and SMOKE processed Motor Vehicle Emissions over the Greater Toronto Area
Junhua Zhang Extended Abstract  Slides
11:20 AM Evaluating NOx Emission Inventories for Air Quality Modeling Using Satellite, Model and SEARCH NO2 Data
Greg Yarwood   Slides
Estimating Emissions for the 2008 Evans Road Fire in North Carolina
George Pouliot   Slides
11:40 AM Diagnostic Evaluation of a Modeling System for Predicting the Air Quality Impacts of Prescribed Burns
M. Talat Odman   Slides
Integrating source and receptor models for the purpose of emissions inventory improvement application to residential wood combustion in the Southeast.
S. Napelenok   Slides
12:00 PM Lunch, Trillium Room Lunch, Trillium Room
  Model Evaluation and Analysis, continued Modeling Secondary Impacts from Single Sources or Single Source Complexes, chaired by Kirk Baker (US EPA)
1:00 PM Modeling impact of biomass burning on air quality in Southeast and East Asia
Kan Huang   Slides
Estimating Secondary Pollutant Impacts from Single Sources
Kirk Baker   Slides
1:20 PM Ensemble Air Quality Modeling using the Coupled WRF-CMAQ Model
Robert Gilliam   Slides
Development of PM2.5 Interpollutant Trading Ratios in Georgia
James Boylan   Slides
1:40 PM Observation-constrained probabilistic evaluation of modeled concentrations and sensitivities
Daniel Cohan Extended Abstract  Slides
Demonstration on the use of a Photochemical Grid Model to AssessSingle-Source Impacts and Comparison with CALPUFF
Chris Emery   Slides
2:00 PM On Model's Ability to Capture Key Measures Relevant to Air Quality Policies through Analysis of Multi-Year O3 and PM2.5 Observations and CMAQ Simulations
Daiwen Kang   Slides
Summary of updates to SCICHEM-2012 model and comparison of results with observations and previous version results
Biswanath Chowdhury Extended Abstract  Slides
2:20 PM Influence of Air Quality Model Resolution on Uncertainty Associated with Health Impacts, Part II.
Tammy M. Thompson   Slides
Evaluation of Single-Source Plume Chemistry Simulations with the SCICHEM Reactive Plume Model
James Kelly   Slides
2:40 PM Influence of model grid resolution on NO2 vertical column densities over east Asia.
Kazuyo Yamaji Extended Abstract  Slides
Application of the reactive plume model, SCICHEM-2012, to simulate near-source 1-hour NO2 concentrations
Prakash Karamchandani   Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PMDeveloper/User Meeting , moderated by Zac Adelman (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Grumman Auditorium
5:00 - 7:00 PMReception
October 17, 2012
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMA/V Upload for Oral PresentersA/V Upload for Oral Presenters
  Global/Regional Modeling Applications, chaired by Mike Moran (Environment Canada) and Rohit Mathur (US EPA) Source-Receptor Modeling and Analysis, chaired by Sergey Napelenok (US EPA) and Daniel Cohan (Rice University)
8:30 AM Springtime Transport of Central American Fire Emissions to the United States
Hyun Cheol Kim   Slides
Applications and Evaluations of Response Surface Model (RSM) Using CMAQ in the United States and Asia
Carey Jang   Slides
8:50 AM Implementation of GEM-MACH10, A New Higher-Resolution Version of the Canadian Operational Air Quality Forecast Model
Mike Moran   Slides
Using CAMx Source Apportionment Modeling to Characterize the PM2.5 and Ozone-Related Health Burden Attributable to 23 Emission Sectors in the Continental U.S.
Kirk Baker
9:10 AM   Uncertainty analysis of regional air quality models using high-order sensitivities
Wenxian Zhang   Slides
9:30 AM Modeling Regional Ozone: A Comparison between a global and a regional model
Barron Henderson   Slides
Application of DDM for Predicting Ozone Responses within an Urban Area
Heather Simon   Slides
9:50 AM Break Break
10:20 AM Using Hemispheric-CMAQ to Provide Initial and Boundary Conditions for Regional Model Application
Joshua Fu   Slides
Quantifying the sensitivity of U.S. ozone concentrations to domestic vs international emissions through coupled GEOS-Chem Adjoint and CMAQ DDM source-receptor modeling
Farhan Akhtar   Slides
10:40 AM Assessing the Impact of Changes in Climate and Emission on Global Air Quality
Timothy Glotfelty
Refining Ammonia Emissions Estimates with Observations during CalNEX
Shannon Capps   Slides
11:00 AM Cost-effective dynamical downscaling:
An illustration of downscaling CESM with the WRF Model

Jared Bowden   Slides
Source Attribution of Health-based and Attainment-based Ozone Metrics in North America
Amanda Pappin   Slides
11:20 AM Development of Methodology to Downscale Global Climate Fields to 12km Resolution
Russ Bullock Extended Abstract  Slides
Implementation and evaluation of PM2.5 source contribution analysis in a photochemical model
Roger Kwok   Slides
11:40 AM Improvement of extreme climate predictions from dynamical climate downscaling
Yang Gao   Slides
Modeled Nitrogen Deposition Source Apportionment at Rocky Mountain National Park for RoMANS2
Mike Barna   Slides
12:00 PM Lunch, Trillium Room Lunch, Trillium Room
  Global/Regional Modeling Applications, continued Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies, chaired by Arastoo Pour Biazar (University of Alabama - Huntsville)
1:00 PM Influences of Regional Climate Change on Air Quality across the Continental U.S. Projected from Downscaling IPCC AR5 Simulations
Chris Nolte   Slides
Airborne remote sensing of air quality over London and Western Europe: Validation and modelling of novel airborne FTIR-derived trace gas concentrations during the ClearFLo and MAMM campaigns.
Grant Allen   Slides
1:20 PM Development of a Regional-Scale Pollen Emission and Transport Modeling Framework for Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on Allergic Airway Disease
Rui Zhang Extended Abstract  Slides
Analysis of ultra-fine particle measurements of urban and rural sites in Delaware
Mohammed A Majeed   Slides
1:40 PM Modeling Emission and Transport of Allergenic Tree Pollens under Climate Change
Yong Zhang   Slides
AERLINE: Air Exposure Research model for LINE sources
Michelle Snyder   Slides
2:00 PM Sensitivities of Spectral Nudging Toward Moisture for Regional Climate Modeling
Tanya L. Otte   Slides
Evaluation of CMAQ and WRF-Chem Simulations of Air Quality over the Baltimore-Washington Region during the July 2011 DISCOVER-AQ Field Campaign
Kenneth Pickering   Slides
2:20 PM Break Break
  Coupled Meteorology/Chemistry Models, chaired by Jon Pleim (US EPA) Air Quality Measurements and Observational Studies, continued
2:50 PM Simple urban parameterization for WRF-CMAQ
Jonathan Pleim   Slides
Chemical data assimilation with CMAQ and DISCOVER-AQ field measurements
Tianfeng Chai   Slides
3:10 PM Does Temperature Nudging Overwhelm Aerosol Radiative Forcing in Regional Integrated Climate Models?
Kiran Alapaty
Fine resolution Air Quality forecasting capability for limited domains over Eastern Texas in support of validation attempt of wild fire emission retrievals by geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites
Pius Lee   Slides
3:30 PM Indirect radiative forcing of climate due to aerosols in the two-way coupled WRF-CMAQ: model description, development, evaluation and regional analysis
Shaocai Yu   Slides
Evaluation of lower and middle tropospheric nighttime ozone from air quality models using Aura/TES and ozonesonde data
Annmarie Eldering   Slides
3:50 PM Coupled Meteorology and Chemistry Within GEM-MACH: Investigating Feedbacks with Canadas Air Quality Forecast Model
Dr. P.A. Makar Extended Abstract  Slides
Assimilation of Satellite Observed Clouds in CAMx Modeling System
Arastoo Pour Biazar   Slides