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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   Slides
Sensitivity analysis using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) adjoint to study health and ecosystem impacts of ground-level ozone
Congmeng Lyu   Slides
11:00 AM InMAP: A reduced-complexity model for air pollution interventions
Christopher Tessum   Slides
Evaluation of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model Performance during Persistent Cold Air Pool Events
Xia Sun   Slides
11:20 AM Evaluating reduced-form modeling tools for simulating annual average PM2.5 impacts
Kirk Baker   Slides
Using Photochemical Models to Assess the Exceptional Event Rules Q/D Screening Guidance
Matthew Alvarado   Slides
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   Slides
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   Slides
Ammonia Measurements from the SNPP CrIS Instrument: Validation and Applications
Karen Cady-Pereira   Slides
1:20 PM A new reduced-form model based on SRSM and DDM for efficient uncertainty analysis of Atmospheric Chemical Transport Models
Zhijiong Huang   Slides
Application of Low-cost PM Sensors to Quantify the Impact of Prescribed Burning on Air Quality and Social Vulnerability in Southwestern Georgia
Ran Huang   Slides
1:40 PM Quantifying impacts of emission reductions on environmental justice and human health in New York City
Amir Hakami   Slides
Quantifying the error in satellite AOD retrievals associated with surface reflectance uncertainties in the semi-arid western U.S.
S. Marcela Lorea-Salazar   Slides
2:00 PM Direct estimates of health improvements from reduced coal power plant emissions exposure
Lucas RF Henneman   Slides
Air quality, social vulnerability, and health of the communities exposed to intense prescribed burn activity in the Southeastern U.S.
Sadia Afrin   Slides
2:20 PM Break Break
2:50 PM Spatial variability in air quality social costs and the implications for policy
Peter Adams   Slides
Evaluation of Novel NASA Aerosol Products during the Yosemite Rim Fire
S. Marcela Lorea-Salazar   Slides
3:10 PM Air pollution exposures attributable to U.S. economic activity: relationships among economic consumption, exposure, and race-ethnicity
Christopher Tessum   Slides
Reconstruction of surface NO2 concentrations using a conservative downscaling of OMI, GOME-2, and CMAQ
Hyun Cheol Kim   Slides
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   Slides
Evaluation of the CMAQ Version 5.3 Beta Release
K. Wyat Appel   Slides
8:50 AM State-level contributors to present and future fine particulate matter health costs in the United States
Yang Ou   Slides
Hemispheric-CMAQ Application and Evaluation for 2016
Barron Henderson   Slides
9:10 AM GLIMPSE decision support system for air quality management: Overview and demonstration
Dan Loughlin   Slides
Evaluation and Intercomparison of CMAQ-Simulated Ozone and PM2.5 Trends Over the United States
Christian Hogrefe   Slides
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   Slides
Dynamic evaluation of WRF-CMAQ PM2.5 simulations over the Contiguous United States for the period 2000-2010
Huiying Luo   Slides
9:50 AM Linking Energy Sector and Air Quality Models through Downscaling
Benjamin Hobbs   Slides
Assessing the Meteorological Aspect of High Ozone Over Lake Michigan
Richard T. McNider   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM Python as a data science platform for air quality studies
Andy Lewin   Slides
Investigating the formation of the high ozone exceedance on 25th September 2013 during the NASA DISCOVER-AQ Texas campaign
Shuai Pan   Slides
11:00 AM Feedback between anthropogenic factors and climate: Energy consumption for space heating
Matthias Berger Extended Abstract  Slides
Searching for missing carbonaceous aerosols sources in Bogota: Sensitivity analysis using WRF-Chem
Perez-Pena, Maria Paula   Slides
11:20 AM Projection of Wildfire Impacts on Regional Climate and Air Quality under Changing Climate
Cheng-En Yang   Slides
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   Slides
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   Slides
Potential Performance differences of the National Air Quality Forecasting Capability when upgrading the Chemical Transport Model
Pius Lee   Slides
12:00 PM Land use-related emission impacts on reactive nitrogen deposition and stream water acidification in sensitive regions
Talat Odman   Slides
Improving Spatial Resolution of Wildland Fire Location and Fuel Biomass Data Inputs to NOAAs National Air Quality Forecast Capability.
Kenneth Craig   Slides
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 Extended Abstract  Slides
Year-long Simulation of PM2.5 in Pearl River Delta using WRF-SMOKE-CMAQ System
Xuguo ZHANG   Slides
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   Slides
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:   Slides
Model Intercomparison and Evaluation of Particular Matter - study for MICS-ASIA III
Jiani Tan   Slides
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   Slides
Influence of Brazilian Land Use Data on WRF Modeling Performance
Rizzieri Pedruzzi   Slides
3:10 PM Estimating public health impacts of PM2.5 using fine-scale hybrid-modeled concentrations
Kristina Wagstrom   Slides
Model inter-comparison study for urban scale secondary atmospheric pollutants in Japan
Kazuyo Yamaji   Slides
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  Slides
Evaluation of CMAQ simulated NH3 and PM2.5 concentration in Taiwan with dynamical NH3 emission parameterization
Chia-Hua Hsu   Slides
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   Slides
Scientific and Structural Developments in CMAQv5.3
Ben Murphy   Slides
8:50 AM Projecting PM2.5 Spatial Fields to Correspond to Just Meeting National Ambient Air Quality Standards
James T. Kelly   Slides
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   Slides
Introducing the Surface Tiled Aerosol and Gaseous Exchange (STAGE) dry deposition option in CMAQ v5.3
Jesse Bash   Slides
9:30 AM Forecasting Exposure to Prescribed Fire Smoke for Health Protection in Southeastern USA
M. Talat Odman   Slides
FEST-C v1.4: An integrated agriculture, atmosphere, and hydrology modeling system for ecosystem assessments
Limei Ran   Slides
9:50 AM An integrated modeled and measurement-based assessment of particle number concentrations from a major US airport
Chowdhury G. Moniruzzaman   Slides
Mechanistic representation of Soil N emissions in CMAQ v5.1
Quazi Ziaur Rasool   Slides
10:10 AM Break Break
10:40 AM CMAS Users Special Forum: CMAS Data Warehouse and Modeling Platform Development Discussion
B.H. Baek (CMAS)   Slides
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   Slides
Recent developments of FENGSHA dust emission module: Lessons learned from multi-year real-time dust forecasting over North America
Daniel Tong   Slides
1:20 PM Coupling MOVES mobile emissions modeling with Air Quality Modeling System
B. H. Baek   Slides
Recent improvements to FireWork: Environment and Climate Change Canada's operational air quality forecast system with near-real-time wildfire emissions
Mike Moran   Slides
1:40 PM Development of the 2016 Collaborative Emissions Modeling Platform
Alison Eyth   Slides
Exploring the Vertical Distribution of Wildland Fire Smoke in CMAQ
Joseph L. Wilkins   Slides
2:00 PM KORUS Ver. 2.0 : An Emissions Inventory in Support of the KORUS-AQ Field Campaign
Younha Kim   Slides
Coupling Meteorology-sensitive Emissions with Air Quality Forecasting System Enhancement
B.H. Baek   Slides
2:20 PM The predicted impact of VOC emissions from Cannabis spp. cultivation facilities on ozone concentrations in Denver, CO.
Chi-tsan Wang Extended Abstract  Slides
Enabling Sensitivity Analysis in CMAQ v.5.2.1 via Implementation of the Complex Variable Method
Isaiah Sauvageau   Slides
2:40 PM An Uncertainty for Clean Air: Air Quality Modeling Implications of Underestimating VOC Emissions in Urban Inventories
Shupeng Zhu   Slides
Demonstrating Sensitivity Analysis with the Multi-Complex Variable Method in ISOYYOPIA
Bryan Berman   Slides
3:00 PM Break Break
3:30 PM Development of 2016 Hemispheric Emissions for CMAQ
Jeffrey M Vukovich   Slides
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   Slides
3:50 PM Contributions of condensable particulate matter to atmospheric organic aerosol over Japan
Yu Morino   Slides
National Air Quality Forecast Capability prediction updates: bias-correction for ozone
Ivanka Stajner   Slides
4:10 PM Estimating smoke emission using GOES satellite observations and HYSPLIT model
Tianfeng Chai   Slides
Development and evaluation of offline coupling of FV3-based GFS with CMAQ at NOA
Jianping Huang   Slides
4:30 PM HERMESv3: a stand-alone multiscale atmospheric emission model
Marc Guevara Vilardell Extended Abstract  Slides
Status and Plans for the Next Generation Air Quality Modeling System Development
Jonathan E. Pleim   Slides

Poster Session 1:
Monday at 4:10 PM

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

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

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   Slides

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

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
Development of Python-based Mobile Emissions Inventory Model
Rizzieri Pedruzzi

EPAs SPECIATE 4.5 Database: Development and Uses
Frank Divita

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

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

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

BVOC flux from a tropical montane ecosystem estimated using the BIGA biogenic emission model
Jade Alexandra Li Ramirez   Slides

The 2017 National Emission Inventory for Crop Residue Burning
G. Pouliot   Slides

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

A Case Study for Hawaii Volcano Eruption in 2018
Youhua Tang   Slides

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

Model Evaluation and Analysis
Analysis of the Influence of the Metropolitan Area of Belo Horizonte Brazil on Local Meteorology Using WUDAPT - Urban WRF Model
Taciana Albuquerque Extended Abstract  Slides

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

Karen Ballesteros   Slides

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   Slides

George Delic Extended Abstract  Slides

Integrating Speciated Particulate Matter Data to Improve Model Performance in Bogota
James East   Slides

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

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

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

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   Slides

Improving Ozone Simulations in the Great Lakes Region: Sensitivity to Emissions and Chemistry
Momei Qin   Slides

Multiyear Model Evaluation over Lake Michigan Region
Arastoo Pour Biazar   Slides

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

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

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)
Understanding Source-Receptor Relationship of Local Air Pollution in Taiwan using Response Surface Modeling Method
Xinyi Dong

Development and Assessment of Predictive Algorithms for Fine Particulate Matter in New York State
Barry Gross

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

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

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   Slides


Poster Session 2:
Tuesday at 4:45 PM

Model Development
George Delic   Slides

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

Evaluation of CMAQ adjoint and Future Steps
Shunliu Zhao   Slides

PseudoNetCDF v3
Barron Henderson   Slides

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

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

Global Particulate Matter Source Apportionment
Kristina Wagstrom

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

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

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   Slides

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

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

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

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

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
Updates on Using Multi-media Modeling to Investigate Conditions Leading to Harmful Algal Blooms
Christina Feng Chang   Slides

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

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 Extended Abstract  Slides

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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