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)

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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) Slides
9:00 AM Agricultural Air Pollution Policy and Impacts: an Almanac, Prof. Annmarie Carlton (UC-Irvine) Slides
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) Slides
10:50 AM Seamless Prediction: From Earth System to Integrated Urban Hydrometeorology, Climate and Environment Systems, Dr. Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological organization (WMO) Slides
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
University of Connecticut
Hemispheric-Scale Evaluation of CMAQv5.4
Christian Hogrefe
U.S. EPA   Slides
1:05 PM Impact of Severe Drought on Air Quality in California
Huazhen Liu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Slides
Evaluation of Regional-Scale CMAQv5.4 for North America
K. Wyat Appel
EPA/ORD   Slides
1:25 PM Resilience Benefits of Replacing Diesel Backup Generators with PV-Plus-Storage Microgrids for California Public Buildings
Sunjoo Hwang
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill   Slides
Recent advancement of EPAs global air quality modeling system: MPAS-CMAQ
Jeff Willison
Environmental Protection Agency   Slides
1:45 PM Potential impact of future climate on winter time particulate matter in the western U.S.
Abi Lawal
University of California at Berkeley   Slides
Retrospective, Multiannual Evaluation of the Canadian Operational Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System against North American Surface Observations
Alexandru Lupu
Environment and Climate Change Canada   Slides
2:05 PM Performance of an electrified U.S. passenger car fleet in 2050 under future climate scenarios on air quality
Abi Lawal
University of California at Berkeley   Slides
ECCCs first-generation 10 km North America reforecast dataset for air quality
Xihong Wang
Environment & Climate Change Canada   Slides
2:25 PM Impacts of Future Energy Transition on the U.S. Air Quality and Mortality
Yang Zhang
Northeastern University
Evaluating Methods of Representing Lightning NOx Emissions Across the Northern Hemisphere
J. Mike Madden
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Participant at the EPA   Slides
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
EPA   Slides
Integrating a reduced complexity model into a hybrid modeling framework
Britney Russell
University of Connecticut
3:35 PM Examining the Air Quality Co-benefits of Two Alternative Future Emission Scenarios Modeled in GCAM-USA version 5.4
Uma Shankar
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   Slides
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
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Slides
3:55 PM Spatiotemporal Trends in PM2.5 Chemical Composition in the Continental U.S. during 2006-2021
Bin Cheng
UNC-Chapel Hill   Slides
Satellites, Machine Learning, and Numerical Weather Prediction: Applications to Lake Breeze Events in the Great Lakes Basin
Tsengel Nergui
LADCO   Slides
4:15 PM Impacts of accelerating decarbonization in China on the countrys power system and public health
Qian Luo
NCSU   Slides
Modeling the wintertime meteorology for the 2022 Alaskan Layered Pollution and Chemical Analysis (ALPACA) campaign
Robert Gilliam
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
UNC - CEMPD   Slides
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
George Mason University   Slides
4:55 PM High-resolution modeling of air quality and health benefits of transportation policies in the Boston Metropolitan area
Manish Soni
Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina   Slides
The Pandemic Bottom-up National Emissions Inventory Development using Human Activity, Satellite Retrieval, and Chemical Transport Model
Chi-Tsan Wang
Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), George Mason University   Slides
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
University of Connecticut   Slides

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

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?
Lucas Henneman
George Mason University   Slides

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

Model Development
Application of Lightning Data Assimilation to the Multiscale Kain Fritsch Convective Parameterization
Matthew Alvarado
Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)

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

Impacts of increased rates of organosulfate formation in CMAQ predictions of acid-catalyzed reactive uptake of isoprene-derived epoxydiols
Alexandra Ng
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

The Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model Version 5.4
Fahim Sidi
EPA   Slides

Multiscale Model Applications and Evaluations
Applying a Machine Learning and Multi-Media Modeling Framework to Predict Tributary Phosphorus Loads
Marina Astitha
University of Connecticut (UCONN) - Storrs, CT

Satellite data processing for CMAQ
Barron Henderson
US EPA   Slides

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

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
EPA   Slides

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
University of Tennessee Extended Abstract  Slides

Remote Sensing/Sensor Technology and Measurements Studies
Applying Machine Learning Techniques to Track Smoke Plumes
Matthew Alvarado
Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)   Slides

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

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 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
George Mason University   Slides
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
Bay Area Air Quality Management District   Slides
Comparison of source apportionment methods using CMAQ for the Madrid Region
Rafael Borge
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM)   Slides
9:40 AM Accelerated Electric Vehicle Fleet Penetration: Emissions, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice Benefits
Shih Ying Chang
Sonoma Technology Inc.
Anthropogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol and Ozone from Asphalt-Related Emissions
Karl Seltzer
U.S. EPA   Slides
10:00 AM Estimating the Societal Benefits of Reducing PM25 and Precursor Emissions via Hemispheric Adjoint Analysis
Amir Hakami
Carleton University   Slides
Assessing the impact of Scrubber on shipping emissions in Canada
Mourad Sassi
Environment Canada   Slides
10:20 AM Assessment of Vulnerability to Wildfire-induced PM2.5 in the U.S. Using Community Multiscale Air Quality Modeling System
Jihoon Jung
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Slides
MARINER: Development and Application of a Shipping Emissions Estimation Program
Fiona Jiang
Ramboll   Slides
10:40 AM Break Break
11:10 AM 2018 AirToxScreen: EPAs Screening-Level Assessment Tool for Outdoor Air Toxics
Caroline Farkas and Matthew Woody
U.S. EPA   Slides
Public health effects from the adoption of Californias Advanced Clean Cars II regulation in Oregon and Connecticut in 2030 and 2040
Jiaoyan (Joey) Huang
Sonoma Tech   Slides
11:30 AM Mortality and Morbidity Attributable to Wildland Fire Smoke in California from 2008-2018
Joseph Wilkins
Howard University   Slides
A Review of Emissions Modeling Platforms for the Years 2016 through 2019
Alison Eyth
U.S. EPA OAQPS   Slides
11:50 AM Distribution of Air Quality Health Benefits of Medium and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle (MHDEV) Policies in New York City and Atlanta
Sarav Arunachalam
UNC Institute for the Environment
Applying satellite data assimilation to infer lightning-NOx emissions in CMAQ
James D. East
ORISE at US EPA/NC State University   Slides
12:10 PM   Improving Estimates of Wind-Blown Dust from Natural and Agricultural Sources
Pradeepa Vennam
Ramboll   Slides
12:30 PM Lunch in Trillium with Tribute to Dr. S.T. Rao, Former Director of Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, U.S. EPA ORD, by Dr. Christian Hogrefe Lunch in Trillium with Tribute to Dr. S.T. Rao, Former Director of Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, U.S. EPA ORD, by Dr. Christian Hogrefe
  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
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Extended Abstract  Slides
Modeling agricultural reactive nitrogen emissions with soil carbon amendments using an enhanced version of Fertilizer Emissions Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C)
Lina Luo
Rice University   Slides
2:05 PM Sensitivity of Ozone to Emissions Changes in the Great Lakes Region
M. Talat Odman
Georgia Institute of Technology   Slides
Comparing the OH-reactivity of VOCs in three major chemical mechanisms and its impact on O3 and NO2
Siqi Ma
George Mason University   Slides
  Regulatory Modeling (continued) Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality, Chaired by Dr. Talat Odman, Georgia Tech and Dr. Tesh Rao, US EPA
2:25 PM Estimating Mexican EGU Impacts on Ozone in El Paso with SCICHEM
Matthew J. Alvarado
Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)   Slides
Comparisons of Air Quality Models for Prescribed Burning Simulations at a Military Base in Southeastern United States
Zongrun Li
Georgia Institute of Technology   Slides
2:45 PM Predicted impacts of heterogeneous chemical pathways on particulate sulfur in Fairbanks, Alaska
Sara Farrell
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Slides
Comparison of Global Fire Emission Inventories and Development of a New Python-based Fire Emission Inventory Processor
Jeremiah Johnson
Ramboll US Consulting   Slides
3:05 PM Break Break
3:35 PM Sensitivity of Ozone to Emission Reductions in New York City
Naresh Kumar
DRI   Slides
A scenario analysis of climate-driven changes in wildland fire smoke in the Southeastern U.S.
Megan M. Johnson
North Carolina State University
3:55 PM Modeling Summertime O3 Formation in the Salt Lake Valley: Model Performance and Sensitivity Analyses
Nancy Daher
Utah Division of Air Quality   Slides
Prescribed Fire Emissions and their Impacts on PM2.5 in Southeastern United States
Kamal Jyoti Maji
Georgia Institute of Technology   Slides
4:15 PM On the sensitivities driving predictions from Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemical transport modeling
Emma L. D'Ambro
US EPA   Slides
Wildfire-caused Exceedances of Critical Loads of Nitrogen Deposition at Class I Areas
Krish Vijayaraghavan
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) Poster Introductions (Emissions Inventories, Models, and Processes & Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality & Wildfire Emissions and Air Quality Sessions)
5:00 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
US Environmental Protection Agency   Slides

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

Offline speciation framework for mobile emissions in MOVES
Claudia Toro
US EPA   Slides

Improvements to Oil and Gas Emissions Modeling in the Uinta Basin, Utah
Lexie Wilson
Utah Department of Environmental Quality   Slides

Modeling to Support Exposure and Health Studies and Community-scale Applications
Using big data analytics to improve mobile source emission estimation
Md Hasibul Hasan
University of Central Florida

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
University of Connecticut

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
Sonoma Tech   Slides

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

Development of PM2.5 transport: Modeling the spatial distribution of Camp Fire from California to New York
Xiaorong Shan
George Mason University

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 Ozone Dry Deposition Model
Kiran Alapaty
US EPA   Slides
Air quality impacts of increased port activity in Los Angeles, California investigated using satellite retrievals and chemical transport modelling
Nash Skipper
Georgia Institute of Technology   Slides
9:20 AM Development of JEDI Based AIRNow and AOD Assimilations Capabilities to Improve RRFS-CMAQ Predictions
Youhua Tang
NOAA/ARL   Slides
Evaluation of global IASI-GOME2 observations of lowermost tropospheric ozone as a predictor of ground-level ozone concentration
Hantao Wang
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Slides
9:40 AM Simulations of IEPOX Chemistry Using Laboratory Results and F0AM-CMAQ Model with ISORROPIA and AIOMFAC Thermodynamic Model Integration
Jaime R. Green
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill   Slides
Introducing Geostationary Lightning Mapper Nitrogen Oxides (GLM-NOx) Emissions Processor and its Application in 2019 Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar
University of Alabama in Huntsville   Slides
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
Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER)   Slides
10:20 AM Development and application of the Community Regional Atmospheric Chemistry Multiphase Mechanism (CRACMM) version 1.0
Havala Pye
US Environmental Protection Agency   Slides
Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission and Level 2 Data Product Validation Plans
James Szykman
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
EPA   Slides
Improving the Computational Performance of Air Quality Models with Machine Learning Tools
Tony Wexler (Invited Speaker)
University of California - Davis   Slides
11:30 AM The WUDAPT approach to multi-scale intra-urban atmospheric modeling and analyses applications.
Jason Ching
CEMPD, UNC   Slides
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
CE-CERT   Slides
12:10 PM Lunch in Trillium Lunch in Trillium
  Model Development (continued) Cloud Computing, Chaired by Zac Adelman, LADCO
1:10 PM The Impact of Altering Emission Data Precision on the Community Multiscale Air Quality Model
David Wong
US EPA   Slides
Performance Optimization of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model on Microsoft Azure
Steve Roach
Microsoft Slides
1:30 PM GPU-Assisted CMAQ Simulations
Khanh Do
CE-CERT   Slides
Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Modeling and Analysis on the Cloud
Christos Efstathiou
UNC - CEMPD   Slides
George Delic
HiPERiSM Consulting, LLC Extended Abstract  Slides
Scaling NWP workloads on AWS to achieve your research goals
Timothy Brown
AWS   Slides
2:10 PM Evaluating and Comparing the Effects of WRF Setup Variables
Corey Smithson
Brigham Young University   Slides
Use of NOAAs Global Forecast System Data in the Cloud for Community Air Quality Modeling
Patrick Campbell
George Mason University   Slides
2:30 PM CMAQv5.3-hyd: a novel model to compute numerically exact first- and second-order sensitivities in CMAQ
Jiachen Liu
Drexel University   Slides
Open-innovation and Open-development Framework for the Unified Forecastsystem - An EPIC Approach
Maoyi Huang
NOAA   Slides
2:50 PM Break Break
3:20 PM Spray aerosol emissions parameterizations in the CMAQ modeling system
Hosein Foroutan
Virginia Tech   Slides
CMAQ in the Cloud - Tutorials with Q&A (Liz Adams and Christos Efstathiou, Institute for the Environment) Slides
3:40 PM Use of Isotopic Analysis and CMAQ Modeling to Categorize Dust Emission Sources in Utah
Bradley Adams
Brigham Young University   Slides
CMAQ in the Cloud (cont.)
4:00 PM Development and Evaluation of an Advanced Aerosol Dry Deposition Model
Bin Cheng
UNC-Chapel Hill   Slides
CMAQ in the Cloud (cont.)
4:30 PM Adjourn