Northwest International Air Quality Environmental Science and Technology Consortium

NW AIRQUEST

2008 NW-AIRQUEST Annual Meeting

WSU/Pullman, Washington
September 16-18, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1:00 pm    Opening Remarks: meeting format and agenda discussion -- Chris Ramsdell

Session 1:     Modeling - Performance Evaluation

1:10    Analyses relating to AIRPACT3, CMAQ, and the Emissions Inventory -- Brian Lamb
           -- Rural vs. Urban
           -- First Day vs. Second Day
   
1:40    CMAQ and CALPUFF applied to NPT/CwV study -- Julie Simpson and Charleston Ramos
   
2:10    Is O3 at Issaquah being suppressed by freeway NOx? -- Ranil Dhammapala
   
2:40    Break

3:00    NASA ROSES project results and status -- Farren Herron-Thorpe

3:30    Graphics products review/discussion -- Jen Hinds and Joe Vaughan

Session 2:    Emissions Inventory

4:00    Emissions Inventory update status and decisions -- Sally Otterson and Data Sharing Work Group
           -- CMAQ SAPRC Air Toxics and Aerosol mechanisms
           -- AIRPACT3 Toxics List

4:45    Open Discussion / Wrap-up -- All
   
5:00    Adjourn for the day


 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Session 3:    Biomass Burning

9:00    Biomass burning treatment in AIRPCT and ClearSky -- Joe Vaughan

9:30    Evaluation of plume rise modeling in AIRPACT using MISR satellite data -- Fok-Yan Leung

10:00    Break

Session 4:    Speciation

10:15    Update on Speciation Work Group projects and discussions -- Kathy Himes

10:45    Three-state coordination of PM2.5 Nonattainment Area work -- Phil Allen

11:15    Lunch

Session 5:    Monitoring

1:00    Sounders -- Mike Gilroy

1:30    Boise special projects 2007 & 2008 -- Bruce Louks and Rick Hardy
           -- O3 study, Treasure Valley (Sept 2007)
           -- PM2.5 study, Boise (winter 2008/2009)

2:00    LARs Mobile Air Chemistry Lab -- Tim VanReken and Tom Jobson

2:45    Break

Session 6:    Climate Change and Air Quality

3:00    STAR Grant Second Phase Update -- Brian Lamb

3:30    Future needs for climate change - EPA & NW-AIRQUEST -- Rob Elleman

Session 7:    NW-AIRQUEST Business Meeting

4:00    NW-AIRQUEST issues and future -- Bruce Louks and Mike Gilroy
          -- Budget
          -- Alternative funding
          -- Handling future issues jointly

4:45    Election of NW-AIRQUEST Chairman -- Chris Ramsdell

5:00    Adjourn for the day



Thursday, September 18, 2008

Session 8:     Other Topics

9:00 (10:00 MDT)   Western Regional Air Partnership -- Tom Moore (via telephone)

9:45    Open Discussion -- All

10:00  Fairbanks, Alaska inversion project -- Rob Elleman and Bob Kotchenruther

10:30  Break

10:45  The Air Policy Trajectory program at WSU/LAR -- Brian Lamb or Joe Vaughan

11:15  Lunch

Session 9:    Work Group Break-out Sessions

12:45  Work groups meet face-to-face to discuss future work and interaction

2:00    Closing comments and adjournment -- All

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