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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: Dr. Terry Magnuson, UNC Vice Chancellor for Research
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
 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
10:40 AM Technical discussions on Emissions and Atmospheric Modeling (TEAM)
Barron Henderson   Slides
Retrospective analysis of the air quality health benefits of phasing out coal-fired power plants in Ontario
Yasar Burak Oztaner   Slides
11:00 AM Evaluation of NOx Emissions and Modeling
Barron Henderson   Slides
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   Slides
11:20 AM Reconciling modeled and observed upper tropospheric NO2 for the interpretation of satellite measurements
Rachel Silvern   Slides
Hybrid Plume/Grid Modeling for the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Annual PM2.5 State Implementation Plan
Christopher Emery   Slides
11:40 AM Evaluation of Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides in Houston, Texas Using Three-Dimensional Aircraft Observations during the DISCOVER-AQ 2013 Mission
Jim Smith   Slides
Modeled Impacts of Wood Burning Controls on 24-hour PM2.5 Attainment in Fairbanks, Alaska
Mark Hixson   Slides
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium

Improving the Characterization of the Ambient NOy Budget

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

1:00 PM Real world emissions of NOx and other pollutants in the Ft. McHenry tunnel
A. Khlystov   Slides
Source apportionment of reactive nitrogen deposition in the Greater Yellowstone Area using CAMx-PSAT
Rui Zhang   Slides
1:20 PM MOVES-Based NOx Analyses for Urban Case Studies in Texas
Kenneth Craig Extended Abstract  Slides
Representative Meteorological Data for AERMOD: A Case Study of WRF-Extracted Data Versus Nearby Airport Data
Tiffany Stefanescu Extended Abstract  Slides
1:40 PM Modeling Ozone in the Eastern U.S. using a Fuel-Based Mobile Source Emissions Inventory
Brian McDonald   Slides
Application of ABaCAS (Air Benefit and Cost and Attainment Assessment System)-TX for Ozone Non-attainment in Southeast Texas
Tingting Cao Extended Abstract  Slides
2:00 PM Comparison of light-duty gasoline NOx emission rates estimated from MOVES with real-world measurements
Darrell Sonntag   Slides
Source Apportionment Modeling to Investigate Background, Regional, and Local Contributions to Ozone Concentrations in Denver, Phoenix, Detroit, and Atlanta
Garnet Erdakos   Slides
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Updates on Production of NOx by Lightning
Kenneth Pickering   Slides
Predicting Future-Year Ozone Concentrations: Integrated Observational-Modeling Approach for Probabilistic Evaluation of the Efficacy of Emission Control strategies
Marina Astitha   Slides
3:10 PM Influence of different canopy reduction functions on biogenic NO emission patterns in northern Europe
Jan A. Arndt   Slides
Effects of Relative Reduction Factor Grid Cell Sampling Approaches on Model Attainment Demonstrations
Byeong-Uk Kim   Slides
3:30 PM Break Break
3:40 PM
Introduction to posters
4:10 - 5:45 PM

Poster Session 1

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes
1) Top-down Estimation of North Korean Emissions and Their Impacts on South Korean Air Quality
Minah Bae

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

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

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

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

6) PolEmiCa model for local air quality assessment in airports
Kateryna Synylo Extended Abstract  Slides

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

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

Improving the Characterization of the Ambient NOy Budget
9) 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

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

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

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

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

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

15) 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
16) Development of the Simple Indoor Air Chemistry Simulator (SIACS)
Serena H. Chung   Slides

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

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

19) Comparing CMAQ Forecasts with a Neural Network Forecast Model for PM2.5 in New York
Samuel Lightstone Extended Abstract  Slides

20) New Developments in the Eulerian and Lagrangian Modeling of the Chemistry of Biomass-Burning Plumes
C.R.Lonsdale   Slides

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

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

23) Bromine and iodine chemistry update in CMAQ
Golam Sarwar

24) Machine Learning Approaches for Air Quality Modeling Applications
Satish Vutukuru   Slides

25) FEST-C 1.3 & 2.0 for CMAQ Bi-directional NH3, Crop Production, and SWAT Modeling
Dongmei Yang

26) A CMAQ adjoint with aerosol capabilities
Shunliu Zhao

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

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications
28) Highlights from Multiple Recent Studies of Modeling Single Source O3 and Secondary PM2.5 Impacts
Kirk Baker

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

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

31) Elevated Ozone Along the Coastline of Lake Michigan
Jenny Liljegren   Slides

32) Speciated Source Apportionment of PM2.5 using Positive Matrix Factorization
C.R.Lonsdale   Slides

33) Modified BART Analysis Methodology for the Regional Haze Rule
Neelesh Sule   Slides

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) and Jeff Vukovich (US EPA)
8:30 AM Characterization of CMAQv5.2: Science Processes, Performance, and Development
Ben Murphy   Slides
Development of a Year 2016 Emissions Modeling Platform
Alison Eyth   Slides
8:50 AM Enabling sensitivity analysis in CMAQ with the complex-step approach
Shannon Capps   Slides
Computational Enhancement Approach in Mobile Emissions Simulation: Parameterization of MOVES Emission Factors Lookup Tables
BH Baek   Slides
9:10 AM Satellite Cloud Assimilation - The Impact of Improved Cloud Fields on 2013 Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar   Slides
The Load of Lightning-induced Nitrogen Oxides and Its Impact on the Ground-level Ozone during Summertime over the Mountain West States
Daiwen Kang   Slides
9:30 AM Advanced Land Surface Processes in the Coupled WRF/CMAQ with MODIS Input
Limei Ran   Slides
Effect of top-down emission adjustment using OMI NO2 and HCHO column densities in South Korean air quality simulation
Changhan Bae   Slides
9:50 AM Break Break
10:20 AM Mechanistic representation of Soil N in CMAQ v5.1
Quazi Ziaur Rasool   Slides
Impact on Recent North American AQ Forecasts of Replacing a Retrospective U.S. Emissions Inventory with a Projected Inventory
Mike Moran   Slides
10:40 AM Advances the National Air Quality Forecast Capability predictions
Ivanka Stajner   Slides
Impact of a Major Update to VOC Emissions Processing on Regional Air Quality Model Predictions
Mike Moran   Slides
11:00 AM AQcast: A Scalable, Automated System for Photochemical Modeling on the Amazon Cloud
Matthew Alvarado   Slides
The leaf enclosure measurement for emission factors of Marijuana
Chi-Tsan Wang   Slides
11:20 AM Development of the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System
Jonathan Pleim   Slides
Modeling crop residue burning experiments and assessing the fire impacts on air quality
Luxi Zhou   Slides
11:40 AM Aerosol's Direct Feedback Effects in the U.S. using a Two-Way Coupled WRF-CMAQ Model driven by MEYYA - a global reanalysis dataset
Chowdhury Moniruzzaman   Slides
Implications of emission inventory choice for modeling fire-related pollution in the U.S.
Shannon N. Koplitz   Slides
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 Development and validation of a rapid urban scale dispersion modelling platform
Dr Scott Hamilton Extended Abstract  Slides
Emission Control Benefits of Lowering Ambient PM Exposure in Canada and the U.S.: Application of CMAQ-Adjoint for Aerosols
Amir Hakami
1:20 PM Air quality impacts of projections of natural gas-fired distributed generation
Eladio Knipping   Slides
Multi-Year (2013-2016) North American Population Exposure to PM2.5 Emissions from Wildfires Estimated from Operational Air Quality Forecasts
Mike Moran   Slides
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   Slides
Regional Air Quality Modeling of Wildfires for Health Assessments over the Continental United States
Cesunica Ivey   Slides
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   Slides
Significantly reduced health burden from ambient air pollution in the United States under emission reductions from 1990 to 2010
Yuqiang Zhang   Slides
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Projecting state-level air pollutant emissions using an integrated assessment model: GCAM-USA
Wenjing Shi   Slides
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   Slides
3:10 PM Source-specific estimation of air quality co-benefits of CO2 reductions: a multi-country analysis
Amir Hakami
Spatiotemporal estimates of surface PM2.5 concentrations in the western U.S. using NASA MODIS retrievals and data assimilation techniques
S. Marcela Loria-Salazar   Slides
3:30 PM Estimating Environmental Co-benefits of U.S. CO2 Reduction Pathways Using the GCAM-USA Integrated Assessment Model
Yang Ou   Slides
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   Slides
3:50 PM Break Break
4:00 PM
Introduction to posters
4:45 PM

Poster Session 2

5:30 - 7:30 PM



Poster Session 2 listing:

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

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   Slides

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

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

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

Global/Regional Modeling Applications
6) Evaluating Source Attributions using the CMAQ-DDM method for ozone during the T-COPS eastern Washington field campaign
Mahshid Etesamifard

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

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

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

10) Modeling of the Foehn effect in the north coast off Colombia.South America.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Castilla   Slides

11) Ozone results of the Model Intercomparison Study in the Asia (MICS-Asia) Phase III
Cheng-En Yang   Slides

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

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

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

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

George Delic Extended Abstract  Slides

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

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

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

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

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

22) 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 Paula Extended Abstract  Slides

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

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

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

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

27) A satellite-dispersion modeling system to generate high-resolution downscaled PM2.5 fields
Frank Freedman Extended Abstract  Slides

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

Urban-scale Database and Fine Scale Modeling Advancements and Applications
29) 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   Slides

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

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

32) 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   Slides

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

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

Developer/User's Meeting. Topic: Model Inter-comparison

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   Slides
Improving boundary conditions for regional models to address over-prediction of ozone influx from the Gulf of Mexico
Ou Nopmongcol   Slides
1:20 PM Evaluation of the NOAA NAM-CMAQ predictions for recent air quality episodes
Jeff McQueen   Slides
Comparing Methods for Tracking Large-Scale Ozone Background in Continental-Scale CMAQ Applications
Peng Liu   Slides
1:40 PM What factors contribute to O3 overestimation by the CMAQ Model in the Great Lakes Region
Momei Qin   Slides
Impact of Chemical Lateral Boundary Conditions (LBC) from GEOS-5 Global Chemical Transport Model Compared to the Operational NGAC LBC
Youhua Tang   Slides
2:00 PM Measurements and Modeling of Turbulent Fluxes during Persistent Cold Air Pool Events in Salt Lake Valley, Utah
Xia Sun   Slides
2017 Projections and Interstate Transport of Ozone in Southeastern U.S.
Talat Odman   Slides
2:20 PM Evaluation and intercomparison of five dry deposition algorithms in North America
Zhiyong Wu   Slides
2:40 PM The Performance Evaluation of Lightning-NO Algorithms in CMAQ
Daiwen Kang   Slides
Estimating the Tipping Point of Urban NOx Control in Two Major U.S. Cities
Angele Genereux   Slides
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   Slides
3:50 PM   Examining Projected Changes in Climate and Ozone at 2050 and 2090 under Two Climate Scenarios
Chris Nolte   Slides
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   Slides
4:30 PM Whats new in the Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool (AMET) version 1.3
K. Wyat Appel   Slides
Estimating the Sources of Black Carbon Deposition to the Himalayan Glaciers in Current and Future Climates through Dynamical Downscaling
Matthew J. Alvarado   Slides