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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2018 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 22, 2018

 Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Mike Piehler, Director, UNC Institute for the Environment
8:45 AM
CMAS Status Update
Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
8:55 AM
Keynote Address: Atmospheric nitrogen deposition modeling of the Chesapeake Bay: Current applications and future directions
Dr. Jesse Bash, US-EPA
9:40 AM
Plenary Address: Overview of ABaCAS: A New-Generation Integrated Air Quality Decision Support System
Carey Jang, US EPA
10:10 AM Break
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room

Reduced Form Models

Chaired by Kirk Baker and Serena Chung, US EPA

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

Chaired by Matthew Alvarado (AER)
10:40 AM Estimating Social Impacts of Air Pollution Using Regression (EASIUR): A Reduced-Complexity Model Derived from CAMx
Peter Adams
Sensitivity analysis using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) adjoint to study health and ecosystem impacts of ground-level ozone
Congmeng Lyu
11:00 AM InMAP: A reduced-complexity model for air pollution interventions
Christopher Tessum
Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model Performance during Persistent Cold Air Pool Events
Xia Sun
11:20 AM Evaluating reduced-form modeling tools for simulating annual average PM2.5 impacts
Kirk Baker
Using Photochemical Models to Assess the Exceptional Event Rules Q/D Screening Guidance
Matthew Alvarado
11:40 AM Evaluating health benefit estimates from reduced-form modeling tools
Elizabeth Chan
Contributions of International Emissions to Ozone Attainment in the United States
Maria Zatko
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium

Reduced Form Models, cont.

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies

Chaired by Viney Aneja (NCSU)
1:00 PM Representing the nonlinear responses of tropospheric ozone and fine particulate matter to precursor emission changes in a response surface model with polynomial functions
Jia Xing
Ammonia Measurements from the SNPP CrIS Instrument: Validation and Applications
Karen Cady-Pereira
1:20 PM A new reduced-form model based on SRSM and DDM for efficient uncertainty analysis of Atmospheric Chemical Transport Models
Zhijiong Huang
Application of Low-cost PM Sensors to Quantify the Impact of Prescribed Burning on Air Quality and Social Vulnerability in Southwestern Georgia
Ran Huang
1:40 PM Quantifying impacts of emission reductions on environmental justice and human health in New York City
Amir Hakami
Quantifying the error in satellite AOD retrievals associated with surface reflectance uncertainties in the semi-arid western U.S.
S. Marcela Loría-Salazar
2:00 PM Direct estimates of health improvements from reduced coal power plant emissions exposure
Lucas RF Henneman
Air quality, social vulnerability, and health of the communities exposed to intense prescribed burn activity in the Southeastern U.S.
Sadia Afrin
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Spatial variability in air quality social costs and the implications for policy
Peter Adams
Evaluation of Novel NASA Aerosol Products during the Yosemite Rim Fire
S. Marcela Loría-Salazar
3:10 PM Air pollution exposures attributable to U.S. economic activity: relationships among economic consumption, exposure, and race-ethnicity
Christopher Tessum
Reconstruction of surface NO2 concentrations using a conservative downscaling of OMI, GOME-2, and CMAQ
Hyun Cheol Kim
3:30 PM Break Break
3:40 PM
Introduction to posters for Poster Session 1
4:10 PM

Poster Session 1

Chaired by: Roger Timmis (Environmental Agency, UK) and Taciana Toledo (UFMG, Brazil)

October 23, 2018

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

Air Quality, Climate, and Energy

Chaired by Kristen Brown and Kathleen Fahey, US EPA

Model Evaluation and Analysis

Chaired by Byeong Kim (GA DNR) and Barron Henderson (US EPA)
8:30 AM Air quality health co-benefits of CO2 reduction in China
Amir Hakami
Evaluation of the CMAQ Version 5.3 Beta Release
K. Wyat Appel
8:50 AM State-level contributors to present and future fine particulate matter health costs in the United States
Yang Ou
Hemispheric-CMAQ Application and Evaluation for 2016
Barron Henderson
9:10 AM GLIMPSE decision support system for air quality management: Overview and demonstration
Dan Loughlin
Evaluation and Intercomparison of CMAQ-Simulated Ozone and PM2.5 Trends Over the United States
Christian Hogrefe
9:30 AM Plausible energy scenarios for use in robust decision making: Evolution of the US energy system and related emissions under varying social and technological development paradigms
Kristen E Brown
Dynamic evaluation of WRF-CMAQ PM2.5 simulations over the Contiguous United States for the period 2000-2010
Huiying Luo
9:50 AM Linking Energy Sector and Air Quality Models through Downscaling
Benjamin Hobbs
Assessing the Meteorological Aspect of High Ozone Over Lake Michigan
Richard T. McNider
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Python as a data science platform for air quality studies
Andy Lewin
Investigating the formation of the high ozone exceedance on 25th September 2013 during the NASA DISCOVER-AQ Texas campaign
Shuai Pan
11:00 AM Feedback between anthropogenic factors and climate: Energy consumption for space heating
Matthias Berger Extended Abstract
Searching for missing carbonaceous aerosols sources in Bogot: Sensitivity analysis using WRF-Chem
Pérez-Peña, Maria Paula
11:20 AM Projection of Wildfire Impacts on Regional Climate and Air Quality under Changing Climate
Cheng-En Yang
Evaluation of Dynamically Downscaled, 36- and 12-km Simulations of the WRF Model to Develop Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for U.S. Urban Areas
Anna Jalowska
11:40 AM Development of an Integrated Assessment Model for Korea : the GHGs and Air pollutants Unified Information Design System for Environment(GUIDE)
Younha Kim
Potential Performance differences of the National Air Quality Forecasting Capability when upgrading the Chemical Transport Model
Pius Lee
12:00 PM Land use-related emission impacts on reactive nitrogen deposition and stream water acidification in sensitive regions
Talat Odman
Improving Spatial Resolution of Wildland Fire Location and Fuel Biomass Data Inputs to NOAAs National Air Quality Forecast Capability.
Kenneth Craig
12:20 PM Lunch in Trillium

Multi-scale Modeling Applications

Chaired by Heather Simon (US EPA) and Jia Xing (School of Environment, Tsinghua University)

Model Evaluation and Analysis, cont.

1:20 PM Numerical study of the interaction of synoptic weather anomalies and the transportation of biomass burning emission from Indochina to elevated ground in Taiwan
Maggie Chel Gee Ooi
Year-long Simulation of PM2.5 in Pearl River Delta using WRF-SMOKE-CMAQ System
1:40 PM Trans-Pacific transport of tropospheric ozone from East Asia to the U.S. based on the CMAQ extended for hemispheric application (H-CMAQ) with the higher-order decoupled direct method (HDDM)
Syuichi Itahashi
Model Evaluation of Environment and Climate Change Canada's FireWork Air Quality Model: a Retrospective Analysis for the 2017 British Columbia Wildfire Season
Rita So
2:00 PM Quantifying the influence of boundary conditions and anthropogenic emissions to ozone concentrations towards estimating the modeled controllable portion of the ozone burden in continental United States
Marina Astitha. Email:
Model Intercomparison and Evaluation of Particular Matter - study for MICS-ASIA III
Jiani Tan
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Modeling the effects of climate change on US mid 21st century PM2.5 and O3 by dynamical downscaling of meteorology and chemistry from a global model
Surendra B. Kunwar
Influence of Brazilian Land Use Data on WRF Modeling Performance
3:10 PM Estimating public health impacts of PM2.5 using fine-scale hybrid-modeled concentrations
Kristina Wagstrom
Model inter-comparison study for urban scale secondary atmospheric pollutants in Japan
Kazuyo Yamaji
3:30 PM WUDAPT's next generation of Urban Canopy Parameters for advanced multi-scale Weather, Climate and Air Quality models
Jason Ching Extended Abstract
Evaluation of CMAQ simulated NH3 and PM2.5 concentration in Taiwan with dynamical NH3 emission parameterization
Chia-Hua Hsu
3:50 PM Break Break
4:00 PM
Introduction to posters for Poster Session 2
4:45 PM

Poster Session 2

Chaired by: Roger Timmis (Environmental Agency, UK) and Taciana Toledo (UFMG, Brazil)
5:30 - 7:30 PM


October 24, 2018

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

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

Chaired by James Kelly (US EPA)

Model Development

Chaired by Jon Pleim and Rohit Mathur, US EPA
Dedicated to the career and memory of Dr. Jeffrey Otto Young
8:30 AM Using MODIS AOD and WRF-Chem to infer daily PM2.5 concentrations at 1 km resolution in the Eastern United States
Dan Goldberg
Scientific and Structural Developments in CMAQv5.3
Ben Murphy
8:50 AM Projecting PM2.5 Spatial Fields to Correspond to Just Meeting National Ambient Air Quality Standards
James T. Kelly
NOx emission reduction co-benefits for secondary organic aerosol formation
Havala Pye
9:10 AM Modeling PM2.5 concentrations from wildland fires for health impact assessments
Xiangyu Jiang
Introducing the Surface Tiled Aerosol and Gaseous Exchange (STAGE) dry deposition option in CMAQ v5.3
Jesse Bash
9:30 AM Forecasting Exposure to Prescribed Fire Smoke for Health Protection in Southeastern USA
M. Talat Odman
FEST-C v1.4: An integrated agriculture, atmosphere, and hydrology modeling system for ecosystem assessments
Limei Ran
9:50 AM An integrated modeled and measurement-based assessment of particle number concentrations from a major US airport
Chowdhury G. Moniruzzaman
Mechanistic representation of Soil N emissions in CMAQ v5.1
Quazi Ziaur Rasool
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM CMAS Users Special Forum: CMAS Data Warehouse and Modeling Platform Development Discussion
B.H. Baek (CMAS)
Special Tutorial Session: An Introduction to Reduced-Complexity Models for Air Quality
Peter Adams (Carnegie Mellon University)
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

Chaired by Caroline Farkas and Madeleine Strum, US EPA

Model Development, cont.

1:00 PM Quantification of Lightning NOX and its Impact on Air Quality over the Contiguous United States
Daiwen Kang
Recent developments of FENGSHA dust emission module: Lessons learned from multi-year real-time dust forecasting over North America
Daniel Tong
1:20 PM Coupling MOVES mobile emissions modeling with Air Quality Modeling System
Bok Haeng Baek
Recent improvements to FireWork: Environment and Climate Change Canada's operational air quality forecast system with near-real-time wildfire emissions
Mike Moran
1:40 PM Development of the 2016 Collaborative Emissions Modeling Platform
Alison Eyth
Exploring the Vertical Distribution of Wildland Fire Smoke in CMAQ
Joseph L. Wilkins
2:00 PM KORUS Ver. 2.0 : An Emissions Inventory in Support of the KORUS-AQ Field Campaign
Younha Kim
Coupling Meteorology-sensitive Emissions with Air Quality Forecasting System Enhancement
B.H. Baek
2:20 PM The predicted impact of VOC emissions from Cannabis spp. cultivation facilities on ozone concentrations in Denver, CO.
Chi-tsan Wang
Enabling Sensitivity Analysis in CMAQ v.5.2.1 via Implementation of the Complex Variable Method
Isaiah Sauvageau
2:40 PM An Uncertainty for Clean Air: Air Quality Modeling Implications of Underestimating VOC Emissions in Urban Inventories
Shupeng Zhu
Demonstrating Sensitivity Analysis with the Multi-Complex Variable Method in ISORROPIA
Bryan Berman
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PM Development of 2016 Hemispheric Emissions for CMAQ
Jeffrey M Vukovich
Simulation of the Meteorological Conditions by Introducing the Urban Physics within the PX-LSM and ACM2-PBL Scheme in the WRF Model over the PRD Region in Southern China
Utkarsh Bhautmage
3:50 PM Contributions of condensable particulate matter to atmospheric organic aerosol over Japan
Yu Morino
National Air Quality Forecast Capability prediction updates: bias-correction for ozone
Ivanka Stajner
4:10 PM Estimating smoke emission using GOES satellite observations and HYSPLIT model
Tianfeng Chai
Development and evaluation of offline coupling of FV3-based GFS with CMAQ at NOA
Jianping Huang
4:30 PM HERMESv3: a stand-alone multiscale atmospheric emission model
Marc Guevara Vilardell
Status and Plans for the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System Development
Jonathan E. Pleim

Poster Session 1:
Monday at 4:10 PM

Air Quality, Climate and Energy
1) Mixing of Mineral Dust and Biomass Burning Aerosol over East Asia
Xinyi Dong

2) Impacts of Changing Land Use and Land Cover on Regional Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa
Timothy Glotfelty

3) The role of Weather conditions conducive to severe haze and regional transport of air pollutants of three heavy polluted episodes in Henan Province, China during 2015-2016
Haijiang Kong

4) The influence of particulate matter on precipitation chemistry in heavy acid rain areas
Zhongwei Luo


6) Air Pollution and Health Co-Benefits of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Kathleen Mulvaney

7) Examining the potential health effects due to association of pollutants and their interaction with meteorological parameters
Mugdha Nayak

8) Assessing the Energy and Emissions Implications of Alternative Population and Climate Scenarios
Chris Nolte

9) The air quality and health impacts of projected long-haul trucks and rail freight transportation in the United States in 2050
Shuai Pan

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes
10) Development of Python-based Mobile Emissions Inventory Model
Rizzieri Pedruzzi

11) EPA's National Emissions Inventory for Nonpoint Sources: Process and Improvements for the 2017 NEI
Jonathan Dorn

12) EPA's Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID): Improvements and Applications
David Cooley

13) EPAs SPECIATE 4.5 Database: Development and Uses
Frank Divita

14) Comparison of ambient PM2.5 Source apportionment based on receptor and emissions-based models
Yan Han

15) Emission Modeling over India: Developing CMAQ Model-Ready Emissions using the HTAP Inventory and Intercomparison with the ECLIPSE-Based Emissions
Syuichi Itahashi

16) BVOC flux from a tropical montane ecosystem estimated using the BIGA biogenic emission model
Jade Alexandra Li Ramírez

17) Improvements to the National Emission Inventory: Crop Residue Burning and Rangeland Burning
G. Pouliot

18) Filling the gaps: Estimating roadway emissions using inconsistent traffic measurements in Las Vegas, Nevada near-road field study.
Michelle Snyder

19) A Case Study for Hawaii Volcano Eruption in 2018
Youhua Tang

20) Extension of Version 4 of the Biogenic Emissions Landuse Database (BELD4) to Canada
Junhua Zhang

Model Evaluation and Analysis
21) Evaluation of the WRF‐Urban Modeling System Coupled WUDAPT Methodology in an Urban Brazilian Area
Taciana Albuquerque

22) Updates in the Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool (AMET) Version 1.4
K. Wyat Appel

23) Updates and improvements to the Model and ObservatioN Evaluation Toolkit (MONET)
Barry D. Baker

Karen Ballesteros

25) Roadway dispersion modeling using AERMOD and R-LINE: an investigation into length, width, and dispersion model methodology for the Las Vegas near-road field study
Ryan Cleary

George Delic Extended Abstract  Slides

27) Using Speciated Particulate Matter to Adjust Emissions Source Profiles and Improve Model Performance in Bogota
James East

28) Modification of CMAQ to improve the Performance of formic, acetic, and oxalic acid simulations in the Southeastern United States.
Ziqi Gao

29) Preparing MPAS-A for Global Retrospective Air Quality modeling: An evaluation of MPAS with comparisons to WRF
Robert Gilliam

30) Evaluation of WRF Simulations for Two High Ozone Episodes in El Paso, Texas
Jennifer Hegarty

31) Development and Application of a Simple Model Assessment R Tool (SMART)
Daiwen Kang   Slides

32) Practical Application of Python for Air Quality Data Analysis and Modeling
Byeong-Uk Kim

33) Updating resuspended particulate matter (RPM) emissions of Bogota, based on a response analysis of simulated PM10 concentrations and their species using CMAQ.
Juan Sebastian Montealegre

34) Improving Ozone Simulations in the Great Lakes Region: Sensitivity to Emissions and Chemistry
Momei Qin and M. Talat Odman

35) Multiyear Model Evaluation over Lake Michigan Region
Arastoo Pour Biazar

36) Fusing Observational Data and Chemical Transport Model Simulations to Create Spatiotemporally Resolved Ambient Air Pollution Fields for Health Analysis
Niru Senthilkumar

37) Evaluation of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Performance for Surface Energy Balance Terms during Persistent Cold Air Pool Events
Xia Sun

38) Modeling Spatiotemporal Variations of Energy- and Health-Related Pollutants over Continental U.S.: Multi-Model Intercomparison and Ensemble
Yang Zhang

Reduced Form Models (Special Session)
39) Understanding Source-Receptor Relationship of Local Air Pollution in Taiwan using Response Surface Modeling Method
Xinyi Dong

40) Splitting the Combined Prescribed Burning Impact from CMAQ-DDM into Individual Burn Impacts by using HYSPLIT Dispersion Model
Ran Huang

41) Development and Assessment of Predictive Algorithms for Fine Particulate Matter in New York State
Samuel Lightstone

42) An Optimization Model for National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Benefit-Cost Analysis
Alex Machperson

43) Cloud Application of a Photochemical Grid Model with Reduced Resolution: An Alternative to Reduced Form Models
Christopher Emery, Pradeepa Vennam, Greg Yarwood, Eladio Knipping, Naresh Kumar


Poster Session 2:
Tuesday at 4:45 PM

Model Development
George Delic   Slides

2) Evaluation of CMAQ adjoint and Future Steps
Shunliu Zhao

3) PseudoNetCDF v3
Barron Henderson

4) Top-down NOx Emissions Estimation using a Perfect Model Assumption and Deep Neural Networks
Hyun Cheol Kim

5) Orders-of-magnitude speedup in atmospheric chemistry modeling through neural network-based emulation
Christopher Tessum

6) Global Particulate Matter Source Apportionment
Kristina Wagstrom

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications
7) A Dynamic Evaluation of Aviations Contribution to Fine Particulate Matter in the United States
Calvin Arter

8) Development of TracMyAir Smart Phone App for Modeling Individual Exposures to Ambient PM2.5 and Ozone
Michael Breen

9) An Environmental Data Web Service Based on Near-Road Dispersion Modeling to Support the Los Angeles Pediatric Research Integrating Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) Informatics Center
Kenneth Craig

10) Evaluation of uncertainties in estimating air pollution and health impacts of a large-scale wildfire event
Megan M. Johnson

11) The contribution of wildland fire emissions to nutrient deposition in the contiguous U.S.: Implications for vulnerable ecosystems
Shannon Koplitz

12) Environmental benefits from a sustainable BRT system in Colombia
Jorge E Pachon

13) Global distribution and trends of ozone relevant to human health from the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report
Joseph Pinto

14) Health Impacts and Cost-Benefit Analyses of Surface O3 and PM2.5 over the U.S. under Future Climate and Emission Scenarios
Yang Zhang

Multi-scale Modeling Applications
15) Updates on Using Multi-media Modeling to Investigate Conditions Leading to Harmful Algal Blooms
Christina Feng Chang

16) The Understanding of Pollutant Transport in the Atmosphere: Lagrangian Coherent Structures
Hosein Foroutan

17) Modeling Analysis of East Asian Dust Event during the Spring Season over Taiwan: An Implementation of the New Windblown Dust Module into CMAQ
Steven Soon Kai Kong

18) ANN control of wind speed profile in a multi-fan wind tunnel for atmospheric dispersion
Yuanwei MA

19) Mitigation of severe urban haze pollution by a precision air pollution control approach
Rohit Mathur

20) Measurement and Modeling of Air Quality for Bangkok, Thailand
Pornpan Uttamang

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications
21) An Exceptional Event Screening Tool to Estimate Natural Impacts on Ozone Exceedances
Matthew Alvarado

22) Multi-scale modeling of a short term NO2 air quality action plan in Madrid (Spain)
Rafael Borge

23) Simulation study for influences of consumption in major countries on air quality and human health in Asia through global supply chains
Satoru Chatani

24) Using air quality model to support Canadian policy making: two applied cases
Patrick Manseau

25) VMT trends over Lake Tahoe area and its effect on nitrogen deposition
Ehsan Mosadegh

26) Inter-state Transport Modeling for the 2015 Ozone Standard in the Midwest and the Northeast
Tsengel Nergui

27) Modeling and Data Analysis to Understand the Causes of High Ozone Events in Atlanta, Georgia
Tao Zeng

28) Web-based Interactive Tools to Evaluate Air Quality Modeling Source Apportionment Results
Weining Zhao

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies
29) Photochemical model estimated fire impacts on O3 and PM2.5 evaluated with field studies and routine data sources
Kirk Baker

30) Estimation of PM2.5 Exposures for an Environmental Justice Community in Denver, CO, Using Various Assessment Approaches
Seung-Hyun Cho

31) Variations in Wintertime PM Among Communities in Sacramento Measured with a Combination of Traditional and Low-Cost Sensor Methods
Kenneth Craig

32) A novel approach to improving the accuracy of ground-level PM2.5 concentration estimates by application of High Spectral Resolution Lidar
Xinyi Ling

33) Spatiotemporal estimates of surface PM2.5 concentrations in the western U.S. using NASA MODIS retrievals and data assimilation techniques
S. Marcela Loría-Salazar

34) Application of OMI NO2 retrievals to the evaluation of NOx emissions from on-road mobile sources in the Great Lakes Region
Momei Qin

35) Effects of Total Nitrogen Deposition on the North Pacific and Northwestern Atlantic Ocean
Homaira Sharif

36) Innovative sensing methods for air quality in larger cities - evaluated in the context of three‐dimensionality of the urban boundary layer
Peter Suppan

37) A simple and low-cost mobile sensor system for measuring spatial concentration gradient of PM2.5
Haofei Yu