Community Modeling and Analysis System

2017 Conference Agenda

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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2017 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 23, 2017

 Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload
8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 AM
CMAS Status Update, Adel Hanna (UNC)
8:55 AM
Keynote Address: NASA'S Satellite and Sub-Orbital Measurements for Air Quality and Health Applications
Ali H. Omar, Langley Science Directorate and Acting Head, Atmospheric Composition Branch
9:40 AM
Plenary Address: Fine scale street-level AQ informatics system for exposure
Jimmy Fung, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10:10 AM Break
10:30 AM
Plenary 2
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room

Improving the Characterization of the Ambient NOy Budget

Chaired by Heather Simon and Darrell Sonntag, US EPA

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

Chaired by Pat Dolwick and Brian Timin, US EPA
11:00 AM Technical discussions on Emissions and Atmospheric Modeling (TEAM)
Gregory Frost
Retrospective analysis of the air quality health benefits of phasing out coal-fired power plants in Ontario
Yasar Burak Oztaner
11:20 AM Evaluation of NOx Emissions and Modeling
Barron Henderson
Developing Strategies to Attain Air Quality Standards in the South Coast Air Basin of California and Evaluating Precursor Emission Trading Ratios for PM2.5 Formation
Marc Carreras-Sospedra
11:40 AM Reconciling modeled and observed upper tropospheric NO2 for the interpretation of satellite measurements
Rachel Silvern
Hybrid Plume/Grid Modeling for the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Annual PM2.5 State Implementation Plan
Christopher Emery
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium

Improving the Characterization of the Ambient NOy Budget

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applicaitons

1:00 PM Evaluation of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides in Houston, Texas Using Three-Dimensional Aircraft Observations during the DISCOVER-AQ 2013 Mission
Jim Smith
Modeled Impacts of Wood Burning Controls on 24-hour PM2.5 Attainment in Fairbanks, Alaska
Mark Hixson
1:20 PM Real world emissions of NOx and other pollutants in the Ft. McHenry tunnel
A. Khlystov
Source apportionment of reactive nitrogen deposition in the Greater Yellowstone Area using CAMx-PSAT
Rui Zhang
1:40 PM MOVES-Based NOx Analyses for Urban Case Studies in Texas
Kenneth Craig
Representative Meteorological Data for AERMOD: A Case Study of WRF-Extracted Data Versus Nearby Airport Data
Brian Holland, CCM, Senior Consultant, Trinity Consultants
2:00 PM Modeling Ozone in the Eastern U.S. using a Fuel-Based Mobile Source Emissions Inventory
Brian McDonald
Application of ABaCAS (Air Benefit and Cost and Attainment Assessment System)-TX for Ozone Non-attainment in Southeast Texas
Tingting Cao
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Comparison of light-duty gasoline NOx emission rates estimated from MOVES with real-world measurements
Darrell Sonntag
Source Apportionment Modeling to Investigate Background, Regional, and Local Contributions to Ozone Concentrations in Denver, Phoenix, Detroit, and Atlanta
Kenneth Craig
3:10 PM Updates on Production of NOx by Lightning
Kenneth Pickering
Predicting Future-Year Ozone Concentrations: Integrated Observational-Modeling Approach for Probabilistic Evaluation of the Efficacy of Emission Control strategies
Marina Astitha; email:
3:30 PM Influence of different canopy reduction functions on biogenic NO emission patterns in northern Europe
Jan A. Arndt
Effects of Relative Reduction Factor Grid Cell Sampling Approaches on Model Attainment Demonstrations
Byeong-Uk Kim
3:50 PM
Introduction to posters
Introduction to posters
4:10 - 5:45 PM

Poster Session 1

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes
1) Estimating near realtime ship emissions from AIS signals
J. Arndt

2) Top-down Estimation of North Korean Emissions and Their Impacts on South Korean Air Quality
Minah Bae

3) Improvements to Emission Projection Methods for non-EGU Point and Nonpoint Sources
Caroline M. Farkas

4) A unified prescribed fire database for the Southern United States
Fernando Garcia Menendez

5) Top-down estimates of carbon monoxide emissions using surface observations and its application in Yangtze River Delta Region, China
Guanglin. Jia

6) Improvement of Speciated Anthropogenic VOC Emissions using KORUS-AQ/MAPS-Seoul Aircraft Field Campaign Data
Jinseok Kim

7) Assessment of important SPECIATE profiles in EPAs emissions modeling platform and current data gaps
Heather Simon

8) PolEmiCa model for local air quality assessment in airports
Kateryna Synylo

9) Assessment and Improvement of the National Emissions Inventory 2013 of South Korea for Ozone Forecasts
Seunghee You

10) Characterizing Space Heating Emissions for Fairbanks PM2.5 Modeling
Wenxian Zhang

Improving the Characterization of the Ambient NOy Budget
11) Sensitivity of MOVES emissions specifications on modeled air quality using traffic data and near-road ambient measurements from the Las Vegas and Detroit field studies
Chris Owen

12) Unconventional Constraints on Nitrogen Chemistry using DC3 Observations and Trajectory-based Chemical Modeling
Qian Shu

13) Evaluating CO:NOx in a near-road environment using ambient data from Las Vegas
Heather Simon

14) Title: Sensitivity of MOVES-estimated vehicle emissions to inputs when comparing to real-world measurements
Darrel Sonntag

15) CAMx Model Sensitivity Analysis of Emissions Temporal Profiles; Impacts on 2011 Modeled NOx/NOy Concentrations
Brian Timin

16) Investigating modeling platform emissions for grid cells associated with a near-road study site during a field campaign in Las Vegas
Claudia Toro

17) Exploring differences in nitrogen oxides overestimation at the seasonal and day-of-week levels to understand potential relationships with mobile source emission inventories.
Claudia Toro

Model Development
18) Development of the Simple Indoor Air Chemistry Simulator (SIACS)
Serena H. Chung

19) Regional impacts of extending inorganic and organic cloud chemistry with AQCHEM-KMT
Kathleen Fahey

20) Implementing Subgrid-Scale Cloudiness into the Model for Prediction Across Scales - Atmosphere (MPAS-A) for Next Generation Global Air Quality Modeling
Jerry Herwehe

21) Comparing CMAQ Forecasts with a Neural Network Forecast Model for PM2.5 in New York
Samuel Lightstone

22) New Developments in the Eulerian and Lagrangian Modeling of the Chemistry of Biomass-Burning Plumes

23) The influence pre-existing organics on secondary organic aerosol formation from reactive uptake of isoprene epoxydiols in a regional scale model
Mutian Ma

24) Quantifying Primary and Secondary Ultrafine Particle Sources in the United States with CMAQ-NPF
Ben Murphy

25) Bromine and iodine chemistry update in CMAQ
Golam Sarwar

26) Machine Learning Approaches for Air Quality Modeling Applications
Satish Vutukuru

27) A CMAQ adjoint with aerosol capabilities
Shunliu Zhao

28) Modeling of reactive ammonia uptake by secondary organic aerosol in CMAQ: application to continental US
Shupeng Zhu

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications
29) Data Driven Ozone Forecasting in Texas Urban Areas
Matthew Alvarado

30) Highlights from Multiple Recent Studies of Modeling Single Source O3 and Secondary PM2.5 Impacts
Kirk Baker

31) What have we learned? A review of novel data assimilation techniques for source apportionment
Cesunica Ivey

32) The sensitivity of surface ozone concentration to geographically-distributed VOC and NOx emissions over Kao-Ping air basin in Taiwan
Ciao-Kai Liang

33) Elevated Ozone Along the Coastline of Lake Michigan
Jenny Liljegren

34) Speciated Source Apportionment of PM2.5 using Positive Matrix Factorization

35) Modified BART Analysis Methodology for the Regional Haze Rule
Neelesh Sule, PhD, PE

October 24, 2017

 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload A/V Upload

Model Development

Chaired by Deborah Luecken and Benjamin Murphy, US EPA

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

Chaired by BH Baek, UNC-CH
8:30 AM Characterization of CMAQv5.2: Science Processes, Performance, and Development
Ben Murphy
Development of a Year 2016 Emissions Modeling Platform
Alison Eyth
8:50 AM Enabling sensitivity analysis in CMAQ with the complex-step approach
Shannon Capps
9:10 AM Satellite Cloud Assimilation - The Impact of Improved Cloud Fields on 2013 Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar
The Load of Lightning-induced Nitrogen Oxides and Its Impact on the Ground-level Ozone during Summertime over the Mountain West States
Daiwen Kang
9:30 AM Advanced Land Surface Processes in the Coupled WRF/CMAQ with MODIS Input
Limei Ran
Effect of top-down emission adjustment using OMI NO2 and HCHO column densities in South Korean air quality simulation
Changhan Bae
9:50 AM Break Break
10:20 AM Mechanistic representation of Soil N in CMAQ v5.1
Quazi Ziaur Rasool
Impact on Recent North American AQ Forecasts of Replacing a Retrospective U.S. Emissions Inventory with a Projected Inventory
Mike Moran
10:40 AM Advances the National Air Quality Forecast Capability predictions
Ivanka Stajner
Impact of a Major Update to VOC Emissions Processing on Regional Air Quality Model Predictions
Mike Moran
11:00 AM AQcast: A Scalable, Automated System for Photochemical Modeling on the Amazon Cloud
Matthew Alvarado
The leaf enclosure measurement for emission factors of Marijuana
Chi-Tsan Wang
11:20 AM Development of the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System
Jonathan Pleim
Modeling crop residue burning experiments and assessing the fire impacts on air quality
Luxi Zhou
11:40 AM Aerosol's Direct Feedback Effects in the U.S. using a Two-Way Coupled WRF-CMAQ Model driven by MERRA - a global reanalysis dataset
Chowdhury Moniruzzaman
Implications of emission inventory choice for modeling fire-related pollution in the U.S.
Shannon N. Koplitz
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium

Air Quality, Climate and Energy

Chaired by Jason West (UNC) and Eladio Knipping (EPRI)

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications

Chaired by Ted Russell, Georgia Tech
1:00 PM   Emission Control Benefits of Lowering Ambient PM Exposure in Canada and the U.S.: Application of CMAQ-Adjoint for Aerosols
Amanda Pappin
1:20 PM Air quality impacts of projections of natural gas-fired distributed generation
Eladio Knipping
Multi-Year (2013-2016) North American Population Exposure to PM2.5 Emissions from Wildfires Estimated from Operational Air Quality Forecasts
Mike Moran
1:40 PM Assessing the Combustion Performance, Emissions, and Air Quality (AQ) Impacts of Renewable Fuel Blending in the Natural Gas System in California
Michael MacKinnon
Regional Air Quality Modeling of Wildfires for Health Assessments over the Continental United States
Cesunica Ivey
2:00 PM Estimates of the Marginal Cost of NOX and PM2.5 Emissions Reductions from U.S. Manufacturing from 1990 to 2014 with Projections to 2025
Alexander Macpherson, U.S. EPA
Significantly reduced health burden from ambient air pollution in the United States under emission reductions from 1990 to 2010
Yuqiang Zhang
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Estimating Environmental Co-benefits of U.S. CO2 Reduction Pathways Using the GCAM-USA Integrated Assessment Model
Yang Ou
HiRes-X: Scientific and Geographic Extension of an Operational, High Resolution Air Quality Modeling System Providing Smoke Impact Forecasts for Health Protection, Ecosystem Management and Economic Development
Yongtao Hu
3:10 PM Source-specific estimation of air quality co-benefits of CO2 reductions: a multi-country analysis
Marjan Soltan Zadeh
Spatiotemporal estimates of surface PM2.5 concentrations in the western U.S. using NASA MODIS retrievals and data assimilation techniques
S. Marcela Lor?a-Salazar
3:30 PM   Characterizing spatial variability of air pollution from vehicle traffic around the Houston Ship Channel area and potential associations with obesity in a Mexican-American Cohort
Xueying Zhang
3:50 PM
Introduction to posters
Introduction to posters
4:10 PM

Poster Session 2

6:00 - 7:00 PM



Poster Session 2 listing:

Air Quality, Climate and Energy
1) Understanding How Aircraft Emissions Lead to the Formation of Air Pollutants
Calvin Arter

2) Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Commercial Fuels and Single Component Aromatics: Comparison of Results from Chamber Experiments with Box Model Predictions under Varying Environmental Conditions
Jeff K. Bean

3) Contribution of Long-range Transport to Winter Haze in Northern China

4) Prediction of reducing particulate concentration by Coal Cap Policy in BTH Region, China
Xiurui Guo

5) Development and validation of a rapid urban scale dispersion modelling platform
Dr Scott Hamilton (Ricardo Energy and Environment, UK)

6) Health benefits of decreases in PM2.5 and Ozone in the United States from 1998 to 2016
Omar Nawaz

7) Modeling the Impact of Cookstove Use on Ambient Aerosol in Rural India
Brigitte Rooney

8) Projecting state-level air pollutant emissions using an integrated assessment model: GCAM-USA
Wenjing Shi

9) Integrated studies of a regional ozone pollution synthetically affected by subtropical high and typhoon system in the Yangtze River Delta region, China
Min Xie

10) The impacts of wildland fires on hydrological cycles and air quality in Colorado during 2011-2014
Cheng-En Yang

Global/Regional Modeling Applications
11) Development of a CMAQ-Ready Emissions Inventory for Southeast Brazil
Taciana Albuquerque

12) Evaluating Source Attributions using the CMAQ-DDM method for ozone during the T-COPS eastern Washington field campaign
Mahshid Etesamifard

13) Ozone results of the Model Intercomparison Study in the Asia (MICS-Asia) Phase III
Joshua Fu

14) Synchronous evaluation of source apportionments for ambient concentration and deposition of sulfate in East Asia
Syuichi Itahashi

15) Variation and Sensitivity of Regional Emissions Contributions to Particulate Matter Concentration in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, Korea
Eunhye Kim

16) Dynamical downscaling of meteorology from a global model by WRF towards resolving US PM2.5 distributions for the mid 21st century
Surendra Kunwar

Jose Luis Rodriguez Castilla

18) Drought Impacts on Secondary Organic Aerosol, a Case Study in the Southeast United States
Zijian Zhao

19) Modeling the impacts of green infrastructure land use changes on air quality and meteorologycase study and sensitivity analysis in Kansas City
Yuqiang Zhang

Model Evaluation and Analysis
20) The impact of urban area in the meteorological conditions of the Metropolitan Area Belo Horizonte using WUDAPT- WRF model
Taciana Toledo de Almeida Albuquerque

21) Overview of the Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Tool (MONET) version 1.0 for evaluating chemical transport models
Barry Baker

22) Using California Field Studies as a Platform for Model Evaluation
Kirk Baker

George Delic

24) Statistical methods for estimating meteorologically adjusted trends in summer time ozone
Kristen Foley

25) Meteorological factor analyses of NOAA NAQFC surface ozone predictions' biases and improvement with a bias correction approach
Jianping Huang

26) Estimation of primary and secondary PM2.5 in CONUS using standard CMAQ with post-processing tools
Joey Huang

27) Evaluation of differences in ozone concentration between chemical mechanisms of CMAQ in Japan
Kyo Kitayama

28) Dynamic evaluation of two decades of WRF-CMAQ ozone simulations over the contiguous United States
Huiying Luo,

29) Evaluating Isoprene Oxidation Mechanisms in Regional Models Using In Situ Observations of Formaldehyde
Margaret R. Marvin

30) Contribution of on-road mobile sources to SOA formation in Bogota: A sensitivity analysis coupling WRF-Chem and the traffic model VISUM
Perez-Pena, Maria Paula1

31) Regional Differences in 2012 CONUS Model Performance: An AMET Case Study
Thuy Phi

32) PM2.5 concentrations observed and modeled for the 2016 southern Appalachian wildfire event
Tom Pierce

33) Multiple-Year Application and Evaluation of Two-Way Coupled WRF-CMAQ with Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effects over the Continental U.S.
Kai Wang

34) Evaluation of CMAQ Coupled with a State-of-the-Art Mercury Chemical Mechanism (CMAQ-newHg-Br)
Zhuyun Ye

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications
35) Estimating Oxidative Potential of PM2.5 across the Eastern United States Using an Advanced CMAQ-DDM/CMB Hybrid Method
Josephine Bates

36) A coupled satellite-dispersion model system to generate high resolution spatial fields and time-series of fine particulate for community-scale public health effects tracking
Frank Freedman

37) Back-trajectory modeling of high time-resolution air measurement data to separate nearby sources
Gayle Hagler

38) Estimating health damages and co-benefits associated with combustion-based residential heating systems
Meaghan Keon

39) Source term estimation method based on detection data near containment for nuclear accident
Yuanwei MA

40) A WRF-Chem Model Study of the Impact of VOCs Emission of a huge Petro-Chemical Industrial Zone on the Summertime Ozone in Beijing, China
Wei Wei

Remote Sensing and Measurements Studies
41) Inversion of methane emissions using Kalman Filters and CMAQ
Sina Voshtani

Urban-scale Database and Fine Scale Modeling Advancements and Applications
42) Development of Two Model Fusion Techniques Utilizing CMAQ and R-LINE to Obtain NOx, CO and PM2.5 Concentrations at 250m Resolution over Atlanta, GA
Josephine Bates

43) Influence of ozone urban background on nitrogen dioxide concentration near roadway sources in Barcelona city (Spain)
Jaime Benavides

44) Investigate the air pollution problem in mountain area of Taiwan using fine scale air quality simulation
Fang-Yi Cheng

45) WUDAPT-based urban-WRF and HYSPLIT-STILT modeling of San Jose, California: Developments to support case study applications for urban air pollution and heat islands.
Frank Freedman

46) Adaptation of Meteorology and R-LINE to Street Canyon Micro-Climates: Application in Barcelona City Spain
Michelle Snyder

October 25, 2017

 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload A/V Upload

Urban-scale Database and Fine Scale Modeling Advancements and Applications

Chaired by Prakash Karamchandani (Ramboll, Inc.) and Vlad Isakov (US EPA)

Remote Sensing and Measurements

Chaired by
8:30 AM WRF urban-scale modeling with WUDAPT
Jason Ching
Examining Changes in Ozone over the Western United States via Assimilation of Satellite Ozone Products in a Chemistry-Transport Model
Greg Osterman
8:50 AM Integrating regional and local modelling to create a high-resolution air quality forecasting system for Hong Kong
Christina Hood
Burn Area Comparisons between Prescribed Burning Permits in Southeastern USA and two Satellite-derived Products
Ran Huang
9:10 AM CALIOPE-urban: coupling R-LINE with CMAQ for urban air quality forecasts over Barcelona
Jaime Benavides
A Novel Approach for Identifying Dust Storms with Hourly Surface Air Monitors in the Western United States
Barry Baker
9:30 AM Photochemical Modeling of Industrial Flare Plumes using SCICHEM
Prakash Karamchandani
Investigation of the Atmospheric Conditions Governing the Relationship between Aerosol Optical Depth and Surface PM2.5 Concentrations in the Western U.S.
S. Marcela Loria-Salazar
9:50 AM Impact of grid resolution on health burdens from air pollution modelled with CMAQ-Adjoint
Amir Hakami
Lightning NOx estimates from space-based lightning imagers
William Koshak
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM

Developer/User's Meeting

12:00 PMLunch in Trillium

Model Evaluation and Analysis

Chaired by Mike Moran (Environment Canada) and Arastoo Pour Biazar (University of Alabama, Huntsville)

Global/Regional Modeling Applications

Chaired by Jeff McQueen (NOAA) and Chris Nolte (US EPA)
1:00 PM An air quality impact study for the recent increase in oil and gas activity over the Conterminous U.S.
Pius Lee
Improving boundary conditions for regional models to address over-prediction of ozone influx from the Gulf of Mexico
Ou Nopmongcol
1:20 PM Evaluation of the NOAA NAM-CMAQ predictions for recent air quality episodes
Jeff McQueen
Comparing Methods for Tracking Large-Scale Ozone Background in Continental-Scale CMAQ Applications
Christian Hogrefe
1:40 PM What factors contribute to O3 overestimation by the CMAQ Model in the Great Lakes Region?
Momei Qin
Impact of Chemical Lateral Boundary Conditions (LBC) from GEOS-5 Global Chemical Transport Model Compared to the Operational NGAC LBC
Youhua Tang
2:00 PM Measurements and Modeling of Turbulent Fluxes during Persistent Cold Air Pool Events in Salt Lake Valley, Utah
Xia Sun
2017 Projections and Interstate Transport of Ozone in Southeastern U.S.
Talat Odman
2:20 PM Evaluation and intercomparison of five dry deposition algorithms in North America
Zhiyong Wu
The importance of transport to ozone pollution in Delaware
Mojtaba Moghani
2:40 PM The Performance Evaluation of Lightning-NO Algorithms in CMAQ
Daiwen Kang
Estimating the Tipping Point of Urban NOx Control in Two Major U.S. Cities
Angele Genereux
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PM Effects of interactions between meteorology and ambient pollutants on simulated air quality over metropolitan regions in Japan
Satoru Chatani
Tracking Chemical History of Pollutant Plumes in East Asia using HYSPLIT-CMAQ Tool during the 2015 MAPS-Seoul Campaign
Hyun Cheol Kim
3:50 PM A framework for quantitative uncertainty analysis of chemical transport models and a case study in Pearl River Delta Region, China
Zhijiong Huang
Examining Projected Changes in Climate and Ozone at 2050 and 2090 under Two Climate Scenarios
Chris Nolte
4:10 PM Development of a Standalone Data Fusion Tool for Spatially and Temporally Fused Monitoring and Model Data
Carey Jang
Projections of atmospheric nutrient deposition to the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Patrick Campbell
4:30 PM Whats new in the Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool (AMET) version 1.3
K. Wyat Appel
Estimating the Sources of Black Carbon Deposition to the Himalayan Glaciers in Current and Future Climates through Dynamical Downscaling
Matthew J. Alvarado