2022 Conference Agenda

Here is a tentative agenda for the 2022 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.

Note: All times in Eastern Time (New York)

October 17, 2022

 Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Barbara J. Stephenson, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill
8:45 AM State of the CMAS Center - Sarav Arunachalam (CMAS Center Director, UNC-CH)
9:00 AM Agricultural Air Pollution Policy and Impacts: an Almanac, Prof. Annmarie Carlton (UC-Irvine)
9:45 AM Break
10:05 AM AMORE Isoprene: Automated MOdel Reduction for improved air quality and SOA modeling in CMAQ, Prof. Faye McNeill (Columbia)
10:50 AM Seamless Prediction: From Earth System to Integrated Urban Hydrometeorology, Climate and Environment Systems, Dr. Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological organization (WMO)
11:35 AM Conference Logistics - Erin Valentine
11:45 AM Lunch in Trillium
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
  Air Quality, Climate & Energy, Chaired by Professor Noah Kittner, UNC-Chapel Hill and Dr. Dan Loughlin, US EPA Combined Session: COVID-19 Impacts on Emissions/Air Quality and Multiscale Model Applications, Chaired by Fahim Sidi, US EPA and Professor Marina Astitha, UConn
12:45 PM Modeling the Contributions of Major Sources to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in the United States
Sharmin Akter
The Pandemic Bottom-up National Emissions Inventory Development using Human Activity, Satellite Retrieval, and Chemical Transport Model
Chi-Tsan Wang
1:05 PM Impact of Severe Drought on Air Quality in California
Huazhen Liu
Evaluation of Regional-Scale CMAQv5.4 for North America
K. Wyat Appel
1:25 PM Resilience Benefits of Replacing Diesel Backup Generators with PV-Plus-Storage Microgrids for California Public Buildings
Sunjoo Hwang
Recent advancement of EPAs global air quality modeling system: MPAS-CMAQ
Jeff Willison
1:45 PM Potential impact of future climate on winter time particulate matter in the western U.S.
Abi Lawal
Retrospective, Multiannual Evaluation of the Canadian Operational Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System against North American Surface Observations
Alexandru Lupu
2:05 PM Performance of an electrified U.S. passenger car fleet in 2050 under future climate scenarios on air quality
Abi Lawal
ECCCs first-generation 10 km North America reforecast dataset for air quality
Xihong Wang
2:25 PM Impacts of Future Energy Transition on the U.S. Air Quality and Mortality
Yang Zhang
Evaluating Methods of Representing Lightning NOx Emissions Across the Northern Hemisphere
J. Mike Madden
2:45 PM Break Break
3:15 PM Development of air pollutant emission projections for alternative scenarios of the future using GLIMPSE/GCAM-USA 5.4
Dan Loughlin
Integrating a reduced complexity model into a hybrid modeling framework
Britney Russell
3:35 PM Examining the Air Quality Co-benefits of Two Alternative Future Emission Scenarios Modeled in GCAM-USA version 5.4
Uma Shankar
Investigation of Impacts of Flaring and Venting from Onshore Oil and Gas Production in the United States on Air Quality using CMAQ-DDM
Huy Tran
3:55 PM Spatiotemporal Trends in PM2.5 Chemical Composition in the Continental U.S. during 2006-2021
Bin Cheng
Satellites, Machine Learning, and Numerical Weather Prediction: Applications to Lake Breeze Events in the Great Lakes Basin
Tsengel Nergui
4:15 PM Impacts of accelerating decarbonization in China on the countrys power system and public health
Qian Luo
Hemispheric-Scale Evaluation of CMAQv5.4
Christian Hogrefe
4:35 PM Assessing the tradeoffs in emissions, air quality and health benefits from excess power generation due to climate-related policies for the transportation sector
Christos Efstathiou
Modeling the wintertime meteorology for the 2022 Alaskan Layered Pollution and Chemical Analysis (ALPACA) campaign
Robert Gilliam
4:55 PM High-resolution modeling of air quality and health benefits of transportation policies in the Boston Metropolitan area
Manish Soni
Impact of short-term and long-term COVID-19 intervention on power plant emissions in the United States using generalized synthetic control causal inference methods
Munshi Md Rasel
5:15 PM Poster Introductions (Air Quality, Climate and Energy & Model Development Sessions) Poster Introductions (COVID-19 Impacts on Emissions/Air Quality & Multiscale Model Applications & Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology & Machine Learning Sessions)
5:30 PM Reception and Poster Session

Air Quality, Climate and Energy
Elevated Tropospheric Ozone Impacts on Soybean Production in the United States from 1985 to 2015
Sharmin Akter

PM2.5-Attributable Mortality: How sensitive are mortality estimates to air quality model, population demographics, or exposure level?
Elizabeth A.W. Chan

Black carbon emissions and associated health impacts of gas flaring in the United States
Chen Chen

Highlighted features of the WUDAPT Decade relevant to CMAS
Jason Ching

How does meteorology affect major pollutant concentrations over Beijing, China?
Shreya Guha

Dynamically downscaling global climate and chemistry in WRF and CMAQ to understand impacts of climate change and variability on future US PM2.5
Surendra Kunwar

Using an Integrated Assessment Model to Understand How US States Can Cost-Effectively Reduce Air Pollution Health Damages
Sarah Simm

Model Development
Application of Lightning Data Assimilation to the Multiscale Kain Fritsch Convective Parameterization
Matthew Alvarado

Spatiotemporal variability of US ammonia dry deposition using public, observation-based datasets and the Surface Tiled Aerosol and Gaseous Exchange (STAGE) model
Colleen Baublitz

Impacts of increased rates of organosulfate formation in CMAQ predictions of acid-catalyzed reactive uptake of isoprene-derived epoxydiols
Alexandra Ng

Assessing CMAQ Performance for Aerosol Chemistry During Persistent Cold Air Pool (PCAP) Events
Cam Phelan

Multiscale Model Applications and Evaluations
Applying a Machine Learning and Multi-Media Modeling Framework to Predict Tributary Phosphorus Loads
Marina Astitha

Satellite data processing for CMAQ
Barron Henderson

Ultrafine Particles due to Aircraft Landing and Takeoff operations at Boston Logan A Measurement and Modeling Study
Hyeongseok Kim

Analysis of the impact of dust emissions on aerosol optical depth over the Northern Hemisphere as simulated by CMAQv5.3.2 for the EQUATES project
Rebecca Miller

A Java-based GUI to drive the Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool (AMET)
Michael Morton, Robert Gilliam

Global Nitrogen and Sulfur Budgets Using a Measurement-Model Fusion Approach
Hannah J. Rubin

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies
Applying Machine Learning Techniques to Track Smoke Plumes
Matthew Alvarado

Generalized Additive Modeling to Characterize PM2.5 Behavior in California
Duncan Quevedo

7:00 PM Adjourn

October 18, 2022

 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload A/V Upload
  Combined Session: Air Quality & Environmental Justice and Modeling to Support Exposure/Health Studies for Community-Scale Applications, Chaired by Dr. Vlad Isakov, US EPA and Professor Amir Hakami, Carleton University Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes, Chaired by Jeff Vukovich, US EPA and Professor Hosein Foroutan, Virginia Tech
9:00 AM US coal power plant emissions changes and inequities since 1999
Lucas Henneman
The Burden of Lightning NOx Emissions over the Contiguous United States and the Northern Hemisphere Derived Using Observational and Climatological Approaches
Daiwen Kang
9:20 AM Incorporating Model-based Equity Analyses into Air Quality Planning and Environmental Justice Programs in the San Francisco Bay Area
Stephen Reid
Comparison of source apportionment methods using CMAQ for the Madrid Region
Rafael Borge
9:40 AM Accelerated Electric Vehicle Fleet Penetration: Emissions, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice Benefits
Shih Ying Chang
Anthropogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol and Ozone from Asphalt-Related Emissions
Karl Seltzer
10:00 AM Estimating the Societal Benefits of Reducing PM25 and Precursor Emissions via Hemispheric Adjoint Analysis
Amir Hakami
Assessing the impact of Scrubber on shipping emissions in Canada
Mourad Sassi
10:20 AM Assessment of Vulnerability to Wildfire-induced PM2.5 in the U.S. Using Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System
Jihoon Jung
MARINER: Development and Application of a Shipping Emissions Estimation Program
Fiona Jiang, Ramboll;
Beata Czader, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
10:40 AM Break Break
11:10 AM 2018 AirToxScreen: EPAs Screening-Level Assessment Tool for Outdoor Air Toxics
Caroline Farkas, U.S. EPA and Matthew Woody, U.S. EPA
Public health effects from the adoption of Californias Advanced Clean Cars II regulation in Oregon and Connecticut in 2030 and 2040
Jiaoyan (Joey) Huang
11:30 AM Mortality and Morbidity Attributable to Wildland Fire Smoke in California from 2008-2018
Joseph Wilkins, PhD, Howard University, joseph.wilkins@howard.edu
A Review of Emissions Modeling Platforms for the Years 2016 through 2019
Alison Eyth
11:50 AM Studies for Influence of Dusty Cargo Handling on a Port City in India
Umangi Mehta
Applying satellite data assimilation to infer lightning-NOx emissions in CMAQ
James D. East
12:10 PM Distribution of Air Quality Health Benefits of Medium and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle (MHDEV) Policies in New York City and Atlanta
Sarav Arunachalam
Improving Estimates of Wind-Blown Dust from Natural and Agricultural Sources
Pradeepa Vennam
12:30 PM Lunch in Trillium Lunch in Trillium
  Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications, Chaired by Dr. Byeong Kim, Georgia Environmental Protection Division and Professor Will Vizuete, UNC-Chapel Hill Emissions (continued)
1:45 PM Ozone Sensitivity Analysis to NOx and VOC Emissions and the Impact of International Anthropogenic Emissions in Maricopa County
Rene Nsanzineza
Modeling agricultural reactive nitrogen emissions with soil carbon amendments using an enhanced version of Fertilizer Emissions Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C)
Lina Luo
2:05 PM Sensitivity of Ozone to Emissions Changes in the Great Lakes Region
M. Talat Odman
Comparing the OH-reactivity of VOCs in three major chemical mechanisms and its impact on O3 and NO2
Siqi Ma
  Regulatory Modeling (continued) Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality, Chaired by Dr. Talat Odman, Georgia Tech and Dr. Tesh Rao, Georgia Tech
2:25 PM Estimating Mexican EGU Impacts on Ozone in El Paso with SCICHEM
Matthew J. Alvarado
Comparisons of Air Quality Models for Prescribed Burning Simulations at a Military Base in Southeastern United States
Zongrun Li
2:45 PM Predicted impacts of heterogeneous chemical pathways on particulate sulfur in Fairbanks, Alaska
Sara Farrell
Comparison of Global Fire Emission Inventories and Development of a New Python-based Fire Emission Inventory Processor
Jeremiah Johnson
3:05 PM Break Break
3:35 PM Sensitivity of Ozone to Emission Reductions in New York City
Naresh Kumar
A scenario analysis of climate-driven changes in wildland fire smoke in the Southeastern U.S.
Megan M. Johnson
3:55 PM Modeling Summertime O3 Formation in the Salt Lake Valley: Model Performance and Sensitivity Analyses
Nancy Daher
Prescribed Fire Emissions and their Impacts on PM2.5 in Southeastern United States
Kamal Jyoti Maji
4:15 PM On the sensitivities driving predictions from Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemical transport modeling
Emma L. D'Ambro
Development of PM2.5 transport: Modeling the spatial distribution of Camp Fire from California to New York
Xiaorong Shan
4:35 PM Poster Introductions (Air Quality and Environmental Justice & Modeling to Support Exposure/Health Studies for Community-Scale Applications & Regulatory Modeling and SIP Applications Sessions) Wildfire-caused Exceedances of Critical Loads of Nitrogen Deposition at Class I Areas
Krish Vijayaraghavan
4:55 PM Poster Introductions (Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes & Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality & Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality Sessions)
5:05 PM Reception and Poster Session

Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes
Quantifying the Impact of Mobile-Source Reactive Organic Carbon Emissions on U.S. Air Quality
Ben Murphy

Whats New in SPECIATE v5.2?
Venkatesh Rao (and other co-authors)

Offline speciation framework for mobile emissions in MOVES
Claudia Toro

Improvements to Oil and Gas Emissions Modeling in the Uinta Basin, Utah
Lexie Wilson

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications
Analysis of Global Environmental Health Inequality Using the Adjoint of Hemispheric CMAQ
Amir Hakami

Using big data analytics to improve mobile source emission estimation
Md Hasibul Hasan

Dispersion Modeling for Aircraft Sources: Is Area or Volume the appropriate Source Characterization?
Gavendra Pandey

Investigating environmental inequality trends in air pollution exposure by race/ethnicity
Britney Russell

Using AERMOD to develop dispersion factor tables for air toxics risk screening
Ambrish Sharma

Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality
Understanding the contributions of different types of biomass combustion to ambient PM2.5 and ozone in the United States using CMAQv5.3.3
Jiaoyan (Joey) Huang

Hazardous Air Pollutants in Wildfire Smoke across the Western U.S., 2006-2020
R. Byron Rice

7:00 PM Adjourn

October 19, 2022

 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM A/V Upload A/V Upload
  Model Development, Chaired by Dr. Havala Pye, US EPA and Professor Yang Zhang, Northeastern University Combined Session: Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Machine Learning, Chaired by James Szykman, US EPA and Dr. Matthew Alvarado, Verisk Atmospheric and Environmental Research
9:00 AM Development and Evaluation of an Advanced Aerosol Dry Deposition Model
Bin Cheng
Air quality impacts of increased port activity in Los Angeles, California investigated using satellite retrievals and chemical transport modelling
Nash Skipper
9:20 AM Development of JEDI Based AIRNow and AOD Assimilations Capabilities to Improve RRFS-CMAQ Predictions
Youhua Tang
Evaluation of global IASI-GOME2 observations of lowermost tropospheric ozone as a predictor of ground-level ozone concentration
Hantao Wang
9:40 AM Simulations of IEPOX Chemistry Using Laboratory Results and F0AM-CMAQ Model with ISORROPIA and AIOMFAC Thermodynamic Model Integration
Jaime R. Green
Introducing Geostationary Lightning Mapper Nitrogen Oxides (GLM-NOx) Emissions Processor and its Application in 2019 Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar
10:00 AM Impacts of the halogen chemistry and CB6 chemical mechanism updates on air quality
Golam Sarwar
Using NWS Radars to Constrain Planetary Boundary Layer Height Simulations
Matthew Alvarado
10:20 AM Development and application of the Community Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Multiphase Mechanism (CRACMM) version 1.0
Havala Pye
Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission and Level 2 Data Product Validation Plans
10:40 AM Break Break
11:10 AM Resolving the effect of roadside green infrastructure on near-road air quality in a multi-regime modeling framework
Richard W. Baldauf
Improving the Computational Performance of Air Quality Models with Machine Learning Tools
Tony Wexler (Invited Speaker)
11:30 AM The WUDAPT approach to multi-scale intra-urban atmospheric modeling and analyses applications.
Jason Ching
11:50 AM Updates on VERDIs New Functionality and Development
Daiwen Kang
A Machine Learning Approach to Quantify the Impact of Meteorology on Tropospheric Ozone in the Inland Empire, CA
Khanh Do
12:10 PM Lunch in Trillium Lunch in Trillium
  Model Development (continued) Cloud Computing, Chaired by Zac Adelman, LADCO and Dr. Steven Fine, US EPA
1:10 PM The Impact of Altering Emission Data Precision on the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model
David Wong
Performance Optimization of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model on Microsoft Azure
Steve Roach
1:30 PM GPU-Assisted CMAQ Simulations
Khanh Do
Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling and Analysis on the Cloud
Christos Efstathiou
George Delic
Scaling NWP workloads on AWS to achieve your research goals
Timothy Brown
2:10 PM Evaluating and Comparing the Effects of WRF Setup Variables
Corey Smithson
Use of NOAAs Global Forecast System Data in the Cloud for Community Air Quality Modeling
Patrick Campbell
2:30 PM CMAQv5.3-hyd: a novel model to compute numerically exact first- and second-order sensitivities in CMAQ
Jiachen Liu
2:50 PM Break Break
3:20 PM Spray aerosol emissions parameterizations in the CMAQ modeling system
Hosein Foroutan
CMAQ in the Cloud - Tutorials with Q&A (Liz Adams and Christos Efstathiou, Institute for the Environment)
3:40 PM Use of Isotopic Analysis and CMAQ Modeling to Categorize Dust Emission Sources in Utah
Bradley Adams
CMAQ in the Cloud (cont.)
4:00 PM Development and Evaluation of An Advanced Ozone Dry Deposition Model
Kiran Alapaty
CMAQ in the Cloud (cont.)
4:30 PM Panel Discussion "State and Local Needs from CMAS"
5:30 PM Adjourn