Community Modeling and Analysis System

2007 Conference Agenda

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Here is a tentative agenda for the 2007 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.

Selected abstracts from this conference were published in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2009. Special Issue: Physics-Chemistry Interactions in the Atmosphere

October 1, 2007 - Grumman Auditorium
7:30 AMRegistration
8:00 AMA/V Session - Presentation Upload
8:45 AM Welcome Address - Dr. Doug Crawford-Brown, Director, UNC Institute for the Environment
8:55 AM Keynote Address - Tyler Fox, US EPA, Overview and Next Steps from the AMS/EPA Workshop on the Evaluation of Regional-Scale Air Quality Modeling Systems
9:20 AM CMAS Status Report - Dr. Adel Hanna, Director, CMAS
9:35 AM Break
Session 1: Air Quality Model Developments
Chaired by: Daewon Byun (University of Houston) and Rohit Mathur (US-EPA)
10:00 AM Development of a Multipollutant Version of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling System [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Shawn Roselle
10:20 AM Examining the Influence of in situ Aircraft Emissions with CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Frank Binkowski
10:40 AM Box Model Tests of Two Mass Transfer Methods for Volatile Aerosol Species in CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Prakash Bhave
11:00 AM Development of a new inorganic atmospheric aerosol phase equilibrium model (UHAERO) for CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Andrey V. Martynenko
11:20 AM Utilizing the Mosaic Approach to Estimate Deposition Velocities in CMAQ Model [Abstract]   [Slides]
Jehn-Yih Juang
11:40 AM Sub-Grid Scale Modeling of Air Toxic Concentrations near Roadways [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Prakash Karamchandani
12:00 PM Poster Session 1.1:
  • A Multiscale Modeling Approach to Assess Aviation Impacts on Local Air Quality [Abstract]
    Saravanan Arunachalam
  • Revised parameterization of N2O5 hydrolysis for inclusion in CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Prakash Bhave
  • Generalized Numerical Approach to the Treatment of Aqueous Chemistry in CMAQ [Abstract]
    Annmarie G. Carlton
  • Development of local-scale and subgrid-scale models in Polyphemus [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Irene Korsakissok
  • Development and Application of A Computationally-Efficient MADRID 2 for Simulating Secondary Organic Aerosol [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Ping Liu
  • The Air Quality Modeling System Polyphemus [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Vivien Mallet
  • Effect of Heteorogeneous HONO Formation on the Ambient Ozone Concentrations [Abstract]
    Yee-Lin Wu
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PM Further developments and applications for the adjoint of CMAQ [Abstract]   [Slides]
Amir Hakami
1:50 PM Simulating Climate-Chemistry-Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Feedbacks in WRF/Chem: Model Development and Initial Application [Abstract]
Yang Zhang
2:10 PM Effects of Sub-Grid Scale Terrain upon CAMx Air Quality Simulation [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Carlie J. Coats, Jr.
2:30 PM Design and development of MAQM, an air quality model architecture with process-level modularity [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Weimin Jiang
2:50 PM
3:10 PMBreak
Session 2: Climate Variability/Air Quality
Chaired by: Tyler Fox (US-EPA) and Praveen Amar (NESCAUM)
3:40 PM Using linked global and regional models to simulate U.S. air quality in the year 2050 [Abstract]   [Slides]
Chris Nolte
4:00 PM Climate Impacts on Air Quality and Response to Controls: Not Such an Uncertain Future [Abstract]   [Slides]
Kuo-Jen Liao
4:20 PM Regional Climate Change Induced by Land-Use Change and Impact on O3 in the Pearl River Delta, China [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Xuemei Wang
4:40 PM Prediction of air quality over Tokyo metropolitan area by using the JCAP II air quality simulation system [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Satoru Chatani
5:00 PM Future Prediction of Surface Ozone over East Asia up to 2020 [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kazuyo Yamaji
5:20 PM Evolution of PM2.5 Components in the Long-range Transport Plume accompanied with the Southward Asian Continental Outflow [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ming-Tung Chuang
5:40 PMAdjourn
October 2, 2007
7:00 AMRegistration
 Grumman Auditorium Dogwood Room
7:30 AMA/V Session - Presentation UploadA/V Session - Presentation Upload
 Session 3: Sensitivity of Air Quality Models to Meteorological Inputs
Chaired by: S.T. Rao (US-EPA) and Tanya Otte (US-EPA)
Session 4: Emissions Inventories, Modeling and Analysis
Chaired by: Marc Houyoux (US-EPA)
8:00 AM An Examination of WRF/Chem: Physical Schemes, Nesting Options, and Grid Resolutions [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Chris Misenis
Peak 8-hr Ozone Model Performance when using Biogenic VOC estimated by MEGAN and BIOME (BEIS) [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kirk Baker, Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium, Rosemont, IL
8:20 AM Numerical experiments on the sensitivity of WRF-CMAQ simulations of Air Quality in the Mississippi Gulf Coastal Region to PBL and Land Surface Models [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Venkata Srinivas Challa
Forest Growth and Fire Fuel Predictions from 2000 to 2050 for Air Quality Modeling [Abstract]   [Slides]
Limei Ran
8:40 AM Sensitivity of Air Quality model predictions to various parameterizations of vertical eddy diffusivity [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Zhiwei Han
Integration and Reconciliation of Satellite Detected and Incident Command Reported Wildfire Information in the BlueSky Smoke Modeling Framework [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Neil Wheeler
9:00 AM Quantifying the response of atmospheric model predictions to surface properties at different grid resolutions [Abstract]   [Slides]
Maudood Khan
Estimate of Mercury Emission from Natural Sources in East Asia [Abstract]   [Slides]
Suraj K. Shetty
9:20 AM Comparison and Evaluation of the ACM2 and MYJ PBL models used in both WRF/ARW and CMAQ simulations during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study [Abstract]   [Slides]
Jonathan Pleim
Using CMAQ to Simulate a Dust Storm in the Southwestern United States [Abstract]   [Slides]
Daniel Tong
9:40 AM Ozone and PM 2.5 verification in NAM-CMAQ modeling system at NCEP in relation to WRF/NMM meteorology evaluation [Abstract]   [Slides]
Marina Tsidulko
Sensitivity of top-down correction of 2004 black carbon emissions inventory in the United States to rural-sites versus urban-sites observational networks [Abstract]   [Slides]
Yongtao Hu
10:00 AM The Influence of MM5 Nudging Schemes on CMAQ Simulations of Benzo(a)pyrene Concentrations and Depositions in Europe [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Volker Matthias
A New Anthropogenic Emission Inventory System for Asia in Support of Atmospheric Modeling [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Qiang Zhang
10:20 AMBreak
 Session 3: Sensitivity of Air Quality Models to Meteorological Inputs
Session 5: Integrated Modeling Systems for Environmental Decision Support
Chaired by: Sharon Douglas (ICF-International)
10:50 AM Uncertainty of meteorological input choices on the modeled 2009 summer ozone predictions in Atlanta, GA [Abstract]   [Slides]
Byeong-Uk Kim
Initial Applications of the Control Strategy Tool within the Emissions Modeling Framework [Abstract]   [Slides]
Alison Eyth
11:10 AM A Nudging Strategy for Mesobeta-Scale WRF Simulations Suitable for Retrospective Air Quality Modeling [Abstract]   [Slides]
Tanya Otte
Impacts of Ethanol Fuel on PM Concentrations in Northern California during a Winter Episode [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela
11:30 AM Off-line Air Quality Coupling System: Study of WRF-CMAQ Simulations for the TexasAQS 2000 Episode [Abstract]   [Slides]
Fong Ngan
11:50 AM Regional and Local-Scale Evaluation of 2002 MM5 Meteorological Fields for Various Air Quality Modeling Applications [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Pat Dolwick
Application of the CMAQ Particle and Precursor Tagging Methodology (pptM) to Support Water Quality Planning for the Virginia Mercury Study [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Sharon Douglas
12:10 PM Poster Session 3.1:
  • Data Assimilation and Performance Evaluation of WRF for Air Quality modeling in Mississippi Gulf coastal region [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Venkata Srinivas Challa
  • High Time Resolution Winds and Effects upon Air Quality Modeling: A 4KM California August 2006 Case Study [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Carlie J. Coats, Jr.
  • WRF/NMM-CMAQ Determines Vertical diffusivity for trace species based on Mixing Layer Depth instead of Planetary Boundary Height [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Pius Lee
  • Evaluation of boundary conditions, initial conditions, and model grid resolutions in CMAQ-Hg modeling [Abstract]
    Jerry Lin
  • Sensitivity of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model to Convective Cloud Parameterizations in the Meteorological Model [Abstract]
    Shawn Roselle
  • Evaluation of the Models-3 Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system with observations obtained during the TRACE-P experiment: Comparison of meteorological parameters [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Meigen Zhang
Poster Session 4.1/5.1:
  • SPECIATE - EPA's Database of Speciated Emission Profiles [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    David Mobley
  • Gas-Phase and Aerosol Chemistry Interactions in South Europe and the Mediterranean Region [Abstract]
    Marina Astitha
  • Predicting Effects of Point Source Controls on Escambia Bay [Abstract]   [Slides]
    Jo Ellen Brandmeyer
  • Simulation of Exposures to PM2.5 Trace Elements in Detroit during DEARS using CMAQ [Abstract]
    Adam H. Reff
  • Modeling of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition to the Escambia Bay and Watershed in the Southeastern United States [Abstract]
    Krish Vijayaraghavan
12:40 PMLunch
 Session 3: Sensitivity of Air Quality Models to Meteorological Inputs
Session 5: Integrated Modeling Systems for Environmental Decision Support
1:40 PM Innovative Methods for Evaluating Meteorological Model Performance during the Central California Air Quality Studies [Abstract]   [Slides]
Neil Wheeler
Observed and high resolution modeled pollutant fields using fine scale and hybrid modeling approaches for Wilmington DE [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Mohammed A Majeed
2:00 PM Comparative evaluation of the impact of WRF/NMM and WRF/ARW meteorology on CMAQ simulations for O3 and PM2.5 during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study [Abstract]   [Slides]
Shaocai Yu
Person Oriented Exposure Modeling for Ambient Air Toxics: High Resolution Modeling for Local Scale Air Quality [Abstract]
Sastry Isukapalli
2:20 PM Evaluating uncertainty predictions using an ensemble of CMAQ model configurations [Abstract]   [Slides]
Robert W. Pinder
Meteorological and Chemical Prediction Web-Based System Using RAMS and CAMx Numerical Models [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
M. Victoria. Toro
 Session 3: Sensitivity of Air Quality Models to Meteorological Inputs
Session 6: Air Quality Forecasting
Chaired by: Talat Odman (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2:40 PM Uncertainty analysis of ozone formation and emission control responses using high-order sensitivities under three different meteorological conditions [Abstract]   [Slides]
Di Tian
Performance Evaluation of East Texas Air Quality (ETAQS) Forecasting and Transition to the Simulations for Air Quality Assessment [Abstract]   [Slides]
Daewon W. Byun
3:00 PM Effects of Liquid Water on Secondary Inorganic Aerosol Concentrations in Central and Northern California during a Winter Episode [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela
A detailed evaluation of the WRF-CMAQ forecast model performance for O3, and PM2.5 during the 2006 TexAQS/GoMACCS study [Abstract]   [Slides]
Shaocai Yu
3:20 PM Forecasting Ozone at European Scale with Ensembles [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Vivien Mallet
Development and Operation of National CMAQ-Based PM2.5 Forecast System for Fire Management [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kenneth J. Craig
3:40 PMBreak
 Session 7: Urban Database Development and Applications
Chaired by: Jason Ching (US-EPA)
Session 6: Air Quality Forecasting
4:10 PM Project Overview of National Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (NUDAPT) [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Jason Ching
Forecasting the Impacts of Prescribed Burnings [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Yongtao Hu
4:30 PM Functional Description and Demonstration of the National Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (NUDAPT) [Abstract]   [Slides]
David Williams
An overview of the NAM-WRF CMAQ Air Quality Forecasting System run operationally during the Summer 2007. [Abstract]   [Slides]
Jeff McQueen
4:50 PM Effects of high-resolution building and urban data sets on the WRF/urban coupled model simulations for the Houston-Galveston areas [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Fei Chen
On the verification of particulate matter simulated by the NOAA-EPA Air Quality Forecast system [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ho-Chun Huang
5:10 PM The application of fine-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations of pollutant concentrations in support of air quality studies and potential interfacing within the CMAQ system. [Abstract]   [Slides]
Alan H Huber
EAKF-CMAQ: Theoretical justification, development, and evaluation of [Abstract]   [Slides]
Alexis Zubrow
5:30 PM Poster Session 2.1/3.2/7.1: Poster Session 5.2/6.1:
  • An Operational Evaluation of the WRF-CMAQ [Abstract]
    Brian Eder
  • Verification of NOAA-EPA Developmental Aerosol Forecasts [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Jerry L. Gorline
  • New results on study of bias-adjustment techniques for Air Quality Forecasts [Abstract]
    Daiwen Kang
  • Forecasting the Impacts of Wild Fires [Abstract]
    Talat Odman
  • A correction on MCIP calculation of vertical contravariant wind and its impact on the mass consistency issue associated with wind and density field [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Fuquan Yang
6:00 PM Reception
October 3, 2007 - Grumman Auditorium
7:00 AMRegistration
7:30 AMA/V Session - Presentation Upload
 Session 8: Model Evaluation and Analysis
Chaired by: Weimin Jiang (National Research Council, Canada) and Ken Schere (US-EPA)
8:00 AM EPA's 2002 Multipollutant Platform: Model Applications and Evaluation of Ozone, Particulate Matter, and Toxics [Abstract]   [Slides]
Sharon Phillips
8:20 AM A Comparative Performance Evaluation of the AURAMS and CMAQ [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Steven C. Smyth
8:40 AM Aerosol modeling at regional and continental scales [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Karine Sartelet
9:00 AM A New Tool for Analyzing CMAQ Modeling Results: Visualization Environment for Rich Data Interpretation (VERDI) [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Donna Schwede
9:20 AM Diagnostic and Operational Evaluation of 2002 and 2005 Estimated 8-hr Ozone to Support Model Attainment Demonstrations [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Kirk Baker
9:40 AM Evaluation of Emission Control Strategies for Regional Scale Air Quality: Performance of Direct and Surrogate Techniques [Abstract]   [Slides]
Sastry Isukapalli
10:00 AM Comparison of CMAQ and CAMx for an annual simulation over the South Coast Air Basin [Abstract]   [Slides]
Ajith Kaduwela
10:20 AMBreak
10:50 AM Use of Hybrid Plume/Grid Modeling and the St. Louis Super Site Data to Model PM2.5 Concentrations in the St. Louis Area [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ralph Morris
11:10 AM An Exploration of Model Concentration Differences Between CMAQ and CAMx [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Brian Timin
11:30 AM Model Inter-comparison to Evaluate Gaseous Pollutants in East Asia Using an Advanced Modeling System: Models-3/CMAQ System [Abstract]   [Slides]
Joshua Fu
11:50 PM Poster Session 8.1:
  • Diagnostic Probes of Gas- and Aerosol-phase Constituents in CMAQ-UCD Using the BRACE 2002 Aloft Data [Abstract]
    J.R. Arnold
  • Air Quality Assessment of the South Coast Air Basin and Transboundary Pollutant Impacts of Emissions in the Imperial Valley-Calexico Region and From Southern California [Abstract]
    Santosh Chandru
  • Results of Implementing a Sub-Grid Scale Terrain Effects Parameterization upon Emissions and Dry Deposition in CAMx [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Saswati Datta
  • Statistical Methods for Model Evaluation - Moving Beyond the Comparison of Matched Observations and Output for Model Grid Cells [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
    Kristen Foley
  • Assessing Contributions to Mercury Pollution in Northeastern US Using CMAQ-pptM Mercury Tagging [Abstract]
    Shan He
  • Evaluation of WRF/Chem-MADRID with the July 2004 New England Air Quality Study Episode [Abstract]
    Xiaoming Hu
  • Diagnostic Evaluation of CMAQ4.6 for Central California Region [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Ling Jin
  • Case Study on the High Ozone Phenomena in Seoul Metropolitan Area Using CMAQ Model [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Chong Bum Lee
12:20 PMLunch
1:20 PM Poster Session 8.2:
  • Assessing Model Performance Using Weekday/Weekend Analysis [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Jerry Lin
  • Comparison of Mercury Chemical Transport Model Between CMAQ and STEM [Abstract]
    Li Pan
  • CMAQ simulated oxidized nitrogen: recent findings and model enhancements [Abstract]
    Robert W. Pinder
  • Ozone Episodes in US-Mexico Boarder Cities: Inferences based on Simulations and Satellite/Surface Data [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Chune Shi
  • Diagnostic Study on Particulate Matter Predictions of CMAQ-MADRID in the Southern Ontario [Abstract]
    Seyed Mohammad Taghavi
  • VOC/NOx sensitivity analysis for ozone production using CMAQ process analysis for the Pacific Northwest [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]
    Ying Xie
1:50 PM CMAQ application to the ozone pollution in Pearl River Delta of P.R.China [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Wei Zhou
2:10 PM AERMOD-HPC: A High Performance Computing Version of AERMOD [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
George Delic
2:30 PM Comparative Model Performance Evaluation of CMAQ-VISTAS, CMAQ-MADRID, and CMAQ-MADRID-APT for a Nitrogen Deposition Assessment of the Escambia Bay, Florida Watershed [Abstract]
Jay L. Haney
2:50 PM Comparison of CMAQ Aerosol Prediction Using Two Thermodynamic Modules: UHAERO V.S. ISOYYOPIA [Abstract]   [Slides]
Fang-Yi Cheng
3:10 PMBreak
3:40 PM Resolving the sources of PM2.5 in Georgia using emissions and receptor based models [Abstract]   [Slides]
Amit Marmur
4:00 PM Application of the CMAQ-UCD Aerosol Model to a Coastal Urban Site [Abstract]   [Slides]
Chris Nolte
4:20 PM The Impact of Lateral Boundary Conditions on CMAQ Predictions over Continental US: a Sensitivity Study Compared to Ozonsonde Data [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Youhua Tang
4:40 PM Use of Air Quality Forecasting as a Diagnostic Tool over the Northeastern US [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Prakash Doraiswamy
5:00 PM Impact of high resolution modeling on ozone predictions in the Cascadia region [Abstract]  [Extended Abstract]  [Slides]
Ying Xie
5:20 PMAdjourn