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  • Workshop Coordinator:
  • Eric Williams (NOAA)
  • Steering Committee:
  • Véronique Bouchet (ECCC)
  • Mike Howe (ECCC)
  • Heather Morrison (ECCC)
  • Ivanka Stajner (NOAA)
  • Eric Williams (NOAA)
Annual Workshops
  International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research

International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research


TimeTitle / Abstract PDF filesSpeaker
0730Registration / refreshments
0820Welcome and opening remarksEric Williams, NOAA ESRL CSD
0830Keynote addressPieternel Levelt, KNMI Netherlands
0915Keynote addressPaul Miller, NESCAUM
1000Break (refreshments provided)
Session 1: Progress in operational forecasting - US and International perspectives
Co-Chairs: Ivanka Stajner, NOAA NWS; Radenko Pavlovic, ECCC
10202018 Developments in Canada's Operational Air Quality Forecasting SystemsRadenko Pavlovic, ECCC
1040Update on operational and experimental air quality predictions for the United StatesIvanka Stajner, NOAA NWS
1100The value of categorical evaluation in assessing operational air quality forecastsPaul Agnew, UK Met Office
1120The Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) air quality forecasting system at the reginal and global scalesClaire Granier, Laboratoire d'Aerologie & CIRES / NOAA ESRL CSD
1140International initiatives in Air Quality ForecastingVeronique Bouchet, ECCC
1200Lunch (provided)
Session 2: Modeling Methods - Data Assimilation, Inline Coupling, etc.
Co-Chairs: Stuart McKeen, CIRES/NOAA ESRL CSD; Christoph Keller, NASA GMAO
1320Wildfire Smoke - Operational Forecasting Tools and InformationSusan O'Neill, USDA Forest Service
1340Near real-time air quality forecasting using the NASA GEOS composition modelChristoph Keller, NASA GMAO
1400Chemical Weather Forecast: Online Inclusion of Chemical Component into NOAA's Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS)Li Zhang, CIRES / NOAA ESRL GSD
1420Linking Plume-Scale Processes to Global Aerosols: Parameterization of Aerosol Formation and Growth in Coal-Fired Power-Plant PlumesRobin Stevens, ECCC
1440Improving short-term air quality (PM2.5) predictions over the U.S. using chemical data assimilationRajesh Kumar, NCAR
1500Development of the Joint NOAA-NASA Aerosol Reanalysis. Progress and PlansMariusz Pagowski, CIRES / NOAA ESRL GSD
1520Break (refreshments provided)
1540Assimilating Phase Space Retrievals in WRF-Chem/DART: Comparison with Independent Observations, Extension to Assimilation of Truncated Retrieval Profiles, and Assimilation of Spectrally Truncated Phase Space RetrievalsArthur Mizzi, CDPHE APCD
1600Estimating smoke emissions by assimilating satellite observations with HYSPLIT modelTianfeng Chai, NOAA ARL
1620Adaptive emissions estimation over China with an Ensemble Kalman Filter and hourly surface PM2.5 observationsZhiquan Liu, NCAR
1640Supporting air quality forecasting by modifying the emission fields through data assimilationAndreas Uppstu, Finnish Meteorological Institute
1700Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Large Eddy Simulation Contaminant Dispersion Modeling System for Open Terrain EnvironmentsPaul Bieringer, Aeris LLC
1720Post-processing of surface Ozone from the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modelIrina Djalalova, CIRES / NOAA ESRL PSD
Poster Session Co-Chairs: Heather Morrison, ECCC; Eric Williams, NOAA ESRL CSD
1745-2000Posters; reception (food provided); cash bar
TimeTitle / Abstract PDF filesSpeaker
Session 3: Emissions and Inventories
Co-Chairs: Mike Moran, ECCC; Greg Frost, NOAA ESRL CSD
0800Emissions inventory Development for critical regions in MexicoAgustín Garcia, Universidad Nacional Autónomos de Mexico
0820Recent improvements to an operational North American air quality forecast system with near-real-time biomass burning emissions: FireWorkMike Moran, ECCC
0840Emissions, Transport, and Chemistry of Smoke from the Oct. 2017 Northern California FiresMegan Bela, CIRES / NOAA ESRL CSD
0900Surface Emissions for Global and Regional Air Quality ForecastingClaire Granier, Laboratoire d'Aerologie & CIRES / NOAA ESRL CSD
0920Recent developments of the FENGSHA dust emission module: Implementation into FV3-CHEM and future developmentsBarry Baker, NOAA ARL
0940Lightning NOx emissions and their impact on air quality in a global air quality forecast modelDiane Pendlebury, ECCC
1000Break (refreshments provided)
Session 4: Urban AQ Forecasting
Co-Chairs: Sang-Mi Lee, SCAQMD; Paul Miller, NESCAUM
1020Improving Emission Inventories of Volatile Chemical Products with Urban Field MeasurementsBrian McDonald, CIRES / NOAA ESRL CSD
1040Recent improvements and developments in ECCC's Operational Meteorological and Air-Quality forecasting systems at the urban scaleRodrigo Munoz-Alpizar, ECCC
1100Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Large Eddy Simulation Contaminant Dispersion Modeling System for Urban EnvironmentsAaron Piña, Aeris LLC
1120Optical properties of aerosols over the Amazon rainforest in the GoAmazon2014/15 experiment using the WRF-Chem modelJana Nascimento, University of Saõ Paolo
1140The challenges of characterizing wildfire plumes in ozone CMAQ models and their interactions with urban NOx plumes and the land/water interfaceMichael Geigert, CTDEEP
1200Lunch (provided); Posters viewing
Session 5: Using Observations for Model Evaluation and Improvement
Co-Chairs: Jim Crawford, NASA LaRC; Rick Saylor, NOAA ARL
1330Multi-model Air Quality Forecast Regional Performance Analysis over North America for the ECCC, NOAA-NWS, and CAMS Operational SystemsMike Moran, ECCC
1350Effect of meteorological variability on fine particulate matter simulations over the contiguous United StatesStefano Alessandrini, NCAR
1410Leveraging multiple forms of observational data to improve and validate the quantitative smoke and air quality forecasting system AQFxFabienne Reisen, CSIRO
1430Evaluation of AQ models: what we miss with limited informationGabriele Pfister, NCAR
1450Mesoscale Modeling of the Canadian wildfire smoke transported within the Planetary Boundary Layer in MarylandZhifeng Yang, UM Baltimore County
1510Evaluation of NCEP model Planetary Boundary Layer Mixing Processes and Impacts on Air QualityJeff McQueen, NOAA NWS
1530Using observations from the ATom field missions to evaluate NOAA global aerosol forecast modelsStuart McKeen, CIRES / NOAA ESRL CSD
1600Adjourn oral sessions; afternoon/evening free time
TimeTitle / Abstract PDF filesSpeaker
Session 6: Emerging Topics for AQ Forecasting
Co-Chairs: Mike Moran, ECCC; Ana Rappold, US EPA
0800The TEMPO Green Paper: Experiment with a Geo AQ InstrumentMike Newchurch, UAH
0820National Air Quality Forecasting Capability when upgrading the Chemical Transport ModelPius Lee, NOAA ARL
0840Solar radiation forecasting in a desert environment: Impact of explicit treatment of aerosolsChristos Fountoukis, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute
0900Forecasting air quality and health impacts of prescribed fires in southeastern U.S.Yongtao Hu, GA Tech
0920High-Resolution Rapid Refresh coupled with Smoke (HRRR-Smoke) - experimental smoke forecasting modelRavan Ahmadov, CIRES / NOAA ESRL GSD
0940Machine learning for spatiotemporal PM2.5 estimates across the western US, 2008-2014Melissa Maestas, CU
1000Social Science Perspectives on Communicating Wildfire Smoke Impacts: The Early Stages of a Colorado Pilot StudyMarilee Long, CSU
1020Break (refreshments provided)
Session 7: Research Needs - US and International Perspectives
Panel Moderators: Heather Morrison, ECCC; Eric Williams, NOAA ESRL CSD
1040Panel Discussion
1200Closing remarks