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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2019 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 21, 2019

 Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Dr. Terry Magnuson, Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC Chapel Hil
8:40 AM
"State of the CMAS Center - 18 years Serving the CMAS Community"
Sarav Arunachalam, Acting Director, CMAS Center
8:50 AM
"The TEMPO Green Paper: Applications in air quality and health, agriculture, forestry, and economics"
Dr. Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
9:20 AM
"New Insights into the Health Effects of Air Pollution and Persistent Knowledge Gaps: Why is CMAS more important now than ever?"
Wayne E. Cascio, M.D., Director, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
9:50 AM
"Challenges in Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution: Directions and Questions for Modelers"
Dr. Sherri W. Hunt, National Center for Environmental Research, U.S. EPA
10:20 AM
"How to Enjoy the CMAS Conference"
BH Baek, UNC Institute for the Environment
10:25 AM Break
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
 

Model Development

Chaired by Ben Murphy (US EPA) and Talat Odman (Georgia Tech)

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

Chaired by Vlad Isakov (US EPA) and Amir Hakami (Carleton University)
10:40 AM NOAAs National Air Quality Forecast Capability operational and experimental updates
Jose Tirado   Slides
Air quality and health benefits of Chinas emission control policies on coal-fired power plants 2005-2020
Ruili Wu   Slides
11:00 AM Implementation of new satellite-based source maps in the FENGSHA dust module and initial application with the CMAQ-based NAQFC system
Daniel Tong   Slides
Comparing Projected and Modeled Health Benefits of Alternative Energy Futures
Kristen E Brown   Slides
11:20 AM Exploring the Vertical distribution of Wildland Fire Smoke in CMAQ
Joseph L. Wilkins   Slides
Air Quality and Human Health Impacts of Prescribed Fire: Links to PM2.5 and Asthma in Georgia, USA
Talat Odman   Slides
11:40 AM Impact of renoxification on air quality over Northern Hemisphere
Golam Sarwar   Slides
Health and Economic Impacts of Air Pollution Induced by Weather Extremes over the Continental U.S.
Yang Zhang
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium
 

Model Development, cont.

Modeling to Support Exposure, Health Studies, and Community-scale Applications, cont.

1:00 PM Predicting the phase state and phase separation of atmospherically relevant aerosols and its impact on multiphase chemistry in a regional-scale atmospheric model (CMAQ)
Quazi Ziaur Rasool   Slides
Impacts of Medium-Range Transport of Biomass Burning Aerosols on Air Quality and Public Health in Colombia
Karen Ballesteros-González   Slides
1:20 PM CAMQ-AI: A computationally efficient deep learning model to improve CMAQ performance over the United States
Ebrahim Eslami, Yunsoo Choi   Slides
Source Attribution of Global PM2.5 Mortality Using the Adjoint of Hemispheric CMAQ
Amir Hakami   Slides
1:40 PM An efficient way in quantifying the nonlinear response of air pollution to emission changes using the indicator-based response surface model
Song Liu   Slides
Traffic-Related PM2.5 and NO2 Health Risk Assessment in the United States: A Fine Scale Hybrid Modeling Approach
Alejandro Valencia   Slides
2:00 PM Estimating damages from climate change and air pollution for subnational incentives for green on-road freight
Rebecca Kaarina Saari   Slides
Hybrid Air Quality Modeling in West Oakland, California, to Support the Development of an Emissions Reduction Program
Stephen Reid   Slides
2:20 PM Improving SCICHEM Pre- and Post-Processing Setup Speed Using Cloud Computing
Amy McVey   Slides
Using mobile phone data to quantify the impact of spatiotemporal human mobility on air pollution exposure estimation
Haofei Yu   Slides
2:40 PM CMAQ 5.3b PARALLEL PERFORMANCE WITH MPI AND OPENMP
George Delic   Slides
HyADS: A tool for estimating nationwide exposures to emissions from large numbers of sources
Lucas Henneman   Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PM
Lightning Poster Talks: Day 1
 
4:00 PM

Poster Session: Day 1

October 22, 2019

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

Multi-scale Model Applications and Evaluations

Chaired by Christian Hogrefe (US EPA) and Marina Astitha (University of Connecticut)

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes

Chaired by Jeff Vukovich (US EPA) and Mike Moran (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
8:30 AM Global Sources of North American Ozone
Barron Henderson   Slides
Version 1.0 of the National Emissions Inventory Collaborative 2016 Emissions Modeling Platform
Alison Eyth   Slides
8:50 AM Local to Global Air Quality Simulations using the NASA GEOS Composition Forecast Model GEOS-CF
Emma Knowland   Slides
Updates and Improvements to 2023 and 2028 Emission Inventory Projections
Caroline Farkas   Slides
9:10 AM CAMx Ozone Source Apportionment Application over the Northern Hemisphere
Pradeepa Vennam   Slides
Development of a Year 2016 fire inventory for United States through a multi-agency inventory collaboration effort
Jeff Vukovich   Slides
9:30 AM Quantifying Economic Damages from Crop Productivity Loss Due to Ozone Precursor Emissions via Hemispheric Adjoint Analysis
Yasar Burak Oztaner   Slides
Estimating Emissions from Wildland Fires for Air Quality Modeling: Status Update
George Pouliot   Slides
9:50 AM Incorporation of Volcanic SO2 Emissions in H-CMAQ Modeling System and its Impacts on Sulfate Aerosol Concentration across the Northern Hemisphere
Syuichi Itahashi   Slides
Evaluating Updated Tools for the Estimation of Wildland Fire Emissions
James Beidler   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model version 5.3
K. Wyat Appel   Slides
Development of a Fast Fire Emission Processor and Its application with HMS-Bluesky and GBBEPx Inventories
Youhua Tang   Slides
11:00 AM Evaluation of CMAQ Estimated NOx from 2002 to 2016
Kristen Foley   Slides
Impacts of a National Survey on the Development of the 2017 National Emissions Inventory
Rich Mason   Slides
11:20 AM Improved estimation of background ozone and emission impacts using chemical transport modeling and data fusion
Nash Skipper   Slides
EPA's 2018 Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID): Updates and Improvements
Jonathan Dorn or David Cooley   Slides
11:40 AM Evaluating Seasonality and Trends in Modeled PM2.5 Concentrations Using Empirical Mode Decomposition
Marina Astitha   Slides
Improvements to EPA's SPECIATE database: SPECIATE 5.0
Madeleine Strum   Slides
12:00 PM Lunch in Trillium
12:30 CMAQ Aerosol Committee General Membership Meeting
 

Multi-scale Model Applications and Evaluations, cont.

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes, cont.

1:00 PM A Novel Ensemble Design for PM2.5 Probabilistic Predictions and Quantification of Their Uncertainty
Rajesh Kumar   Slides
Expansion of a Size Distribution Profile Library for Particulate Matter (PM) Emissions Processing from Three to 30 Source Categories
Junhua Zhang   Slides
1:20 PM Lightning Assimilation in WRF4.0.2: Impact of Parameter Options and Introduction of New Lightning Data
Daiwen Kang   Slides
The estimated impacts of volatile chemical products on particulate matter and ozone criteria pollutants in an urban atmosphere
Havala Pye   Slides
1:40 PM Comparing Extreme Weather Events Generated by 36-km and 12-km WRF Simulations
Tanya Spero   Slides
Initial Development of a NOAA Emissions and eXchange Unified System (NEXUS)
Patrick C Campbell   Slides
2:00 PM Particulate matter sensitivity to local emissions and meteorology over a Latin American megacity for source apportionment and uncertainty analysis
James East   Slides
Towards Refining Estimates of Ammonia Emissions: Modeling Framework Preparations
Shannon Capps   Slides
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Model-Measurement Comparison of Ozone and Precursors Along Land-Water Interfaces during the 2017 LMOS Field Campaign
Liljegren, J   Slides
Inter-comparison of Mobile Source Emissions from the CARS and CAPSS in Seoul Metropolitan Area, South Korea
Minwoo Park   Slides
3:10 PM Application of ozone source apportionment using CMAQ-ISAM during LISTOS
Qian Shu   Slides
Impact of anthropogenic emissions on urban air quality over the East African big conurbations of Addis Ababa, Kampala and Nairobi.
Andrea Mazzeo   Slides
3:30 PM Ramboll Shair: Integrating real-time sensor measurements and regional/local-scale models in Richmond, California
Justin Bandoro   Slides
Incorporating Isotope into Atmospheric Chemistry Models
Huan Fang   Slides
3:50 PM Break Break
4:15 PM
Lightning Poster Talks: Day 2
 
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Poster Session: Day 2 and Reception with Research-Discussion Tables

October 23, 2019

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

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications

Chaired by Zac Adelman (LADCO) and Will Vizuete (UNC-CH)

Air Quality, Climate and Energy

Chaired by Dan Loughlin (US EPA) and Naresh Kumar (EPRI)
8:30 AM Analysis of Recent Ozone Exceedances in Atlanta, GA
Byeong-Uk Kim   Slides
Air Quality Impacts of Oil and Gas Emissions in the United States
Srinivas Reka   Slides
8:50 AM Source Apportionment Modeling to Investigate Local and Non-Local Contributions to Ground-Level Ozone in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Garnet Erdakos   Slides
Examining the air pollutant emission implications of electric vehicle market penetration scenarios
Dan Loughlin   Slides
9:10 AM Mutual comparison of source sensitivities and apportionments obtained by BFM, DDM, and ISAM on PM2.5 and ozone concentrations over Japan
Satoru Chatani   Slides
Impact of future electrification of passenger cars on air quality within the United States
Huizhong Shen   Slides
9:30 AM Assessing the Impacts of Emissions from Oil and Gas Extraction on Urban Ozone and Associated Health Risks
Congmeng Lyu   Slides
Optimal use of grid-connected energy storage to reduce human health impacts
Qian Luo   Slides
9:50 AM Assessing Air Quality Impact on Non-attainment Regions in Ohio Resulting From Power Plant Closures and Shale Gas Activity
Saikat Ghosh Extended Abstract  Slides
Impact of using the updated detailed-level marine emissions on Canadian Air Qualit
Rabab Mashayekhi   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Vehicle Emission Regulations Save Lives in California
Shupeng Zhu   Slides
Relaxing energy policies on top of climate change will significantly undermine states efforts to attain U.S. ozone standards
Huizhong Shen   Slides
11:00 AM Exploring air emissions of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): emission rates, chemical and depositional fate, and transport
E.L. D'Ambro
Air pollution control strategies directly limiting national health damages in the U.S.
Yang Ou   Slides
11:20 AM Assessing PM2.5 Model Performance for the Conterminous U.S. with Comparison to Model Performance Statistics from 2007-2015
James T. Kelly   Slides
The Fast Air Quality Responses from the Fine Particle Reduction Measures of South Korea
Jinseok Kim   Slides
11:40 AM Modeling of U.S. and International Contributions to Visibility Impairment at Class I Areas
Brian Timin   Slides
Dynamical downscaling of a global chemistry-climate model to study the influence of climate change on mid-21st century PM2.5 and Ozone distributions in the Continental US
Surendra Kunwar   Slides
12:00 PM Air Quality Modeling of a Typical Wintertime PM2.5 Pollution Event in Cache Valley, Utah: Implications for Emission Control Strategies.
Nancy Daher   Slides
Urban-Scale Source Attribution of Greenhouse Gases Using an Air Quality Model
Mike Moran   Slides
12:20 PM Lunch in Trillium
 

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies

Chaired by Daniel Tong (George Mason University) and Matthew Alvarado (AER)

Air Quality, Climate, and Energy, cont.

1:20 PM Estimation of Surface NO2 Using Airborne Remote Sensing Data and CMAQ Model Output from DISCOVER-AQ Campaigns
Kenneth E. Pickering   Slides
 
1:40 PM A Retrieval Closure Study to Determine the Best Metrics for Evaluating the CMAQ Model with CrIS NH3 Retrievals
Matthew J. Alvarado (AER)   Slides
The impact of the direct effect of aerosols on meteorology and air quality using aerosol optical depth assimilation during the KORUS-AQ campaign
Jia Jung   Slides
2:00 PM High-spatial resolution airborne mapping of NO2 column densities of New York City and Long Island Sound
Laura Judd   Slides
Understanding the Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Regional Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cautionary Tale for Regional Climate Modeling
Timothy Glotfelty
2:20 PM Overview of measurements and preliminary findings from the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study 2018 (LISTOS)
Luke Valin   Slides
Intensification of Extreme Precipitation in Eastern North Carolina Projected in Dynamically Downscaled CESM and CM3 Models Under Future Scenarios (2025-2100) Using WRF.
Anna Jalowska   Slides
2:40 PM Improving Mexico Emissions Inventory Using Satellite Data
Tejas Shah   Slides
Quantifying the air quality and human health benefits of GHG mitigation Pathways in California
Shupeng Zhu   Slides
3:00 PM Comparison of PM2.5 measured in urban North Carolina settings using a low-cost optical particle counter and Federal Equivalent Methods
Brian Magi   Slides
Estimation of nose-level NO2 in the Houston-Galveston area using airborne remote sensing data from DISCOVER-AQ and output from a 4-km resolution simulation with CMAQ
D. Allen (Dale Allen)   Slides
3:30 PM

The CMAS Job and Career Fair!

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Poster Session 1:
Monday at 4:00 PM



Air Quality, Climate and Energy
Modeling the Contribution of Long Range Transport to Nitrogen Deposition in U.S. Hydrological Regions
Sharmin Akter

Modelling the impact of aromatics on secondary pollutants over eastern China
Xiaoyang Chen

Greater contribution from land-use related sources to reactive nitrogen deposition under future climate change
Yilin Chen   Slides

Improving Air Quality Simulation for 2016 Summer Ozone Episode by Assimilating Geostationary Satellite Observations
Peiyang Cheng   Slides

Projected Wildfire Impacts on Regional Air Quality in The Western United States
XINYI DONG

Impact of dust emission on particulate matter in spring of 2018 in China
Song Liu   Slides

Future ozone concentrations in the state of Delaware under climate change scenarios
Mojtaba Moghani   Slides

A multi-scale model analysis of ozone formation in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand
Pornpan Uttamang

Air Quality Impacts of Energy Transitions: Analysis of Alternative Pathways Through 2050 Using the National Energy Modeling System and Emissions Downscaling
Mr. Shen Wang, Ph.D. Student, Johns Hopkins University

Model Development
Imputing air quality estimates for alternative meteorological years using relative response values from a single meteorological year.
G.E. Bowker   Slides

What's New with the I/O API
Carlie J. Coats, Jr.   Slides

Investigating aqueous production pathways of particulate sulfur in CMAQ with AQCHEM-KMT (version 2) and the sulfur tracking method
Kathleen Fahey   Slides

Assessment of Environmental Variables that Affect Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations in Lake Erie Using Multi-media Modeling and Machine Learning
Christina Feng Chang   Slides

Development of PM2.5 short-term prediction model using Artificial Intelligence.
JeongBeom Lee, Geon-Woo Yun   Slides

Modelling high-resolution NO2 concentrations over the United Kingdom using RapidAIR
Nicola Masey Extended Abstract  Slides

The Effect of Source-Resolved Primary Size Distributions on Particle Concentrations and Size predicted CMAQ
Ben Murphy

Improvements to the Integrated Source Apportionment Method (ISAM) for CMAQv5.3 release.
S.L.Napelenok

Development of a Visibility Forecasting Product using Canada's Wildfire Smoke Prediction System (FireWork)
Rita So   Slides

Kalman Filter Bias Correction for Improving Wildfire Smoke 24-hr Average PM2.5 Forecasting for AIRPACT5
Joseph K Vaughan

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications
Evaluating the air quality impacts of an operational prescribed burning program
Sadia Afrin

Development of Smartphone Application for Modeling Personal Exposures to Ambient PM2.5 and Ozone
Sarav Arunachalam

Fusing CMAQ with Surface Observations to Improve Estimates of Air Quality & Health Impacts of Oct. 2017 California Wildfires
Stephanie Cleland   Slides

Mapping Global Surface Ozone Concentrations through the Statistical Fusion of Observations and Models
Marissa DeLang and Jacob Becker   Slides

CMAQ-Enhanced Estimates of Personal Exposure to Diesel Particulates
Cesunica Ivey

Fixed point versus time-activity based personal air pollution exposure assessment: Does the number of days of assessment matter?
Xiangyu Jiang

A comparison of land management modeling tools as used for estimating prescribed fire smoke impacts
Megan Johnson

Modeling Air Quality and Health Impacts of the 2017 California Wildfires
Bonyoung Koo   Slides

The Impacts of Prescribed Burning on PM2.5 Air Quality and Human Health: Application to Georgia, USA
Talat Odman   Slides

A Comparative Study of Two-way and Offline Coupled WRF and CMAQ over the continental U.S.: Performance Evaluation and Impacts of Chemistry-Meteorology Feedbacks on Air Quality
Kai Wang

Effects of grid resolution on the global mortality burden of fine particulate matter and ozone
Tammy Ruozhang Xu   Slides

 

Poster Session 2:
Tuesday at 5:00 PM



Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes
Using WRF-STILT to Determine the Relative Contributions of US and Mexican Emissions to High Ozone Events in El Paso, Texas
Matthew Alvarado   Slides

A Quantitative Assessment of Vehicle-class and Precursor-specific Contribution from Onroad Emissions to PM2.5 and O3 Formation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.
Calvin Arter

Implementation of a dynamical NH3 emissions parameterization in CMAQ for improving PM2.5 simulation in Taiwan
Fang-Yi Cheng

EPA's National Emissions Inventory for Nonpoint Sources: Process and Improvements for the 2017 NEI
Hannah Derrick or Jonathan Dorn

U.S. Residential Wood Combustion (RWC) Survey: Results and Use in Improving RWC Emissions in the 2017 National Emissions Inventory
David Cooley or Jonathan Dorn

Chemical Speciation of PM2.5 in Bogot, Colombia: Experimental Determination and Simulation with the Chemical Transport Model WRF-Chem
Sebastian Orlando Espitia Cano   Slides

Emissions of PCDD/Fs from 1960 to 2014 in China
Ye Huang   Slides

Hamilton Airshed Modelling System
Janya Kelly   Slides

Practical Application of Python for Emissions Data Processing, QA/QC, and Documentation
Byeong-Uk Kim   Slides

Improving Spatial Resolution of EDGAR Emissions for Mexico
Amy McVey   Slides

Using 15N in NOx emissions for source identification
Greg Michalski

Modeling and Evaluation of Quebecs Air Quality due to an Increase in the Electric Vehicle Fleet Combined with Off-Road Emission Reductions
Jessica Miville   Slides

Multiscale Model Applications and Evaluations
Modeling SOA Formation over Eastern China: Impacts of Updates in CMAQ v5.3b2 relative to CMAQ v5.1
Xiaoyang Chen

Assessment of a weather pattern-dependent bias correction method to the PM2.5 prediction in Taiwan
Fang-Yi Cheng

Performance evaluation of the updated and developed air quality forecasting system for South Korea.
Dae-Ryun Choi   Slides

Puget Sound Ports Air Quality Health Impacts Study
Mahshid Etesamifard

Fine-scale meteorological modeling of the land-sea breeze circulation of Long Island Sound and surrounding coastal areas
Robert Gilliam and Ana Torres-Vazquez

Evaluation and Intercomparison of Modeled Atmospheric Deposition over North America and Europe An Overview of Phase 4 of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative
Christian Hogrefe   Slides

Evaluation of GFS-driven CMAQ predictions of PM2.5 and O3 at NOAA
Jianping Huang   Slides

Organic mass predictions during PM2.5 high pollution episodes in China and Korea: high resolution model experiments
Hyeon-Kook Kim

Changes in ozone production chemistry across the U.S. between 2007 and 2016: An integrated modeling assessment
Shannon Koplitz

Apportioning Emission Source-group Impacts among Individual Sources: Application to Prescribed Fires
Talat Odman   Slides

Long-range transport of air pollutants over Brazilian Southeastern: Interaction between metropolitan areas
Rizzieri Pedruzzi

Numerical evaluation of the impacts of emission and meteorological characteristics on air pollution in the Seto Inland Sea region, Japan
Hikari Shimadera Extended Abstract  Slides

EPA-State 2016 Model Evaluation Forum
Heather Simon

The Benefits of Using High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperatures for Simulating Historical and Future Climate Extremes
Tanya Spero

Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications
Projecting Future Ground-Level Ozone Concentrations in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Shih Ying Chang   Slides

Particulate Matter Emissions from Building Destruction in Armed Conflict Regions
Daniel Han   Slides

Influence of the emission sources on O3 and PM2.5 concentrations in Taiwan using CMAQ-HDDM
Yi-Ju Lee   Slides

SCICHEM model performance evaluations for near-field regulatory applications
Ryan Cleary and Chris Owen

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies
Atmospheric Monitoring of Methane Leaks from Shale Oil and Gas Production using Airborne Near-Infrared Spectrometer
Saikat Ghosh   Slides

Community Participatory Mapping Crowdsourced Platform for Monitoring Air Pollution
Wansoo Im, Ph.D.

Ambient measurements of biogenic VOCs near Cannabis facilities in Denver, CO
Chi-tsan Wang