Northwest International Air Quality Environmental Science and Technology Consortium


2010 NW-AIRQUEST Annual Meeting

Oregon DEQ Headquarters – 10 Floor
811 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Wed, 31 March – Fri, 2 April 2010

Wednesday March 31st, 1:00-5:00PM

1:00     Opening remarks, logistics, and introductions (Jeffrey Stocum)

1:15     ODEQ Welcome (Joni Hammond, ODEQ Deputy Director)

Session 1:     Status of NW-AIRQUEST Programs

1:25     AIRPACT (Air Indicator Report for Public Awareness and Community Tracking): Update on activity since Fall 2009
              (WSU, Brian Lamb, Joe Vaughan)
            Air Pollutant Deposition Modeling in the Pacific Northwest

1:40     AIRPACT: Agency future needs and AIRPACT development (WSU, Brian Lamb, Joe Vaughan)

2:10     AIRPACT: Realistic goals in next 12 months (WSU, Brian Lamb, Joe Vaughan)

2:20     Boise 4 km AIRPACT domain - (WSU, Joe Vaughan)

2:50     Break – 20 minutes

Session 2:     Regional Analysis

3:10     WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) modeling update: Changes in last 18 months - (UW, Cliff Mass)

3:30     ClearSky status update (part 1), ClearSky status update (part 2) - (WSU, Joe Vaughan)

4:00     Portland Air Toxics Study (PATS) - (ODEQ, Phil Allen)

4:45     Open discussion and wrap up

5:00     Adjourn for the day

Thursday April 1st, 8:30-5:00PM

Session 3:     PM2.5 Speciation

8:30     Feasibility and utility of adding levoglucosan to the standard suite of PM2.5 speciated data analyses - (PSCAA, Mike Gilroy)

9:00     PMF analysis of Tacoma’s speciation data - "Sources of Fine Particles in the Wapato Hills-Puyallup River Valley PM2.5 Nonattainment Area" (WA Ecology , David Ogulei)

9:30     Analysis of nitrate in the Columbia Basin – (WA Ecology, Ranil Dhammapala)

10:00     Break – 20 minutes

Session 4:     Wintertime Modeling and the Mixed Layer

10:20     Update on Fairbanks RARE Project - (EPA, Rob Elleman)

11:15     Wintertime Boise study (part 1) , Wintertime Boise study (part 2) - (IDEQ/WSU)

12:00     Lunch

Session 5:     Workgroup and State Activities

1:30     EI Workgroup Report, including an analysis of the inventory relative to past inventories - (WA Ecology, Sally Otterson)

2:00     Speciation Workgroup Report on workgroup activities – (EPA, Robert Kotchenruther)

2:30     Overview of each state’s efforts on performing the EPA required every-5-year monitoring network assessments:
              Washington (Ranil Dhammapala)
              Idaho (Sara Strachan)
              Oregon (Anthony Barnack)

3:15     Break – 20 minutes

Session 6:     Residential Wood Combustion Emissions

3:35     2009 Oregon Residential Wood Combustion Survey - (ODEQ, Chris Swab)

4:15     WSU temperature correction to wood stove emissions - (WSU, Joe Vaughan)

4:45     Open discussion and wrap up

5:00     Adjourn for the day

Friday April 2nd, 8:30-12:00 PM

Session 7:     NW-AIRQUEST Business and Budget

8:30     Budget (Rob Elleman, Mike Gilroy, Bruce Louks, Jeff Johnson, Phil Allen, and others)

9:30     Update on strategy to increase number of financial contributors (Rob Elleman and Mike Gilroy)

10:00     Break – 20 minutes

10:20     Defining NW-AIRQUEST, defining the Northwest Regional Modeling Consortium, and how should we talk about these groups to our managers and external groups? (Rob Elleman and others)

12:00     Adjourn the 2010 NW-AIRQUEST Annual Meeting

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