PM Model Performance Workshop

February 10-11, 2004: Research Triangle Park, NC

Workshop Agenda

Tuesday February 10th

9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Introduction and purpose of meeting - Brian Timin EPA/OAQPS
10:10 - 10:30 Overview of performance evaluation chapter in draft EPA Modeling Guidance - Brian Timin EPA/OAQPS
10:30 - 11:00 Ambient PM Networks/Measurements- Network Design; What are We Measuring Now and What are Our Future Plans? - Rich Scheffe EPA/OAQPS
11:00 – 11:30 STN/IMPROVE Comparison Study – Joann Rice EPA/OAQPS
11:30 – 12:00 PM2.5 Data Analysis- Biases and Artifacts; Reconstructing PM2.5 Mass- What is Really Being Measured? - Neil Frank EPA/OAQPS
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 Latest Developments in Continuous Speciated PM2.5 Measurements- George Allen NESCAUM
1:30 – 2:10 SEARCH Network Overview and Data Analysis- Eric Edgerton, Atmospheric Research and Analysis
2:10 – 2:30 Identification of Secondary Organic Compounds in Ambient PM Samples- Ed Edney EPA/ORD
2:30 – 3:00 Discussion- Measurement Needs for Modeling- What Additional Measurements and data analysis is Needed?
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 3:50 Postprocessing of Model Output for Comparison to Ambient Data; Modal and Sectional Models - Prakash Bhave- EPA/ORD
3:50 – 4:20 Evaluation of CAMx; Issues Related to Sectional Models – Ralph Morris Environ
4:20 – 4:50 Model Evaluation; Comparing Ambient Data to Model Output - Christian Seigneur AER
4:50 – 5:20 Diagnostic Evaluation of PM and PM Precusrsors using CMAQ- Robin Dennis EPA/ORD
5:20 – 5:40 Model Evaluation; Looking for Spatial and Time Averaged Patterns - John Irwin EPA/OAQPS
5:40 – 6:00 Day 1 Wrapup
Wednesday February 11th
8:00 – 8:20 Statistics- Definitions and Issues; Deriving “Unbiased Symmetric” Metrics - Shaocai Yu EPA/ORD
8:20 – 8:40 Calculating Statistics; Concentration Related Performance Goals- Jim Boylan Georgia EPD
8:40 – 9:10 Model Performance with Nested Grids (WRAP)/ Performance Evaluation Software/ Species Mapping - Gail Tonneson UC-Riverside
9:10 – 9:40 Model Performance Software/ CENRAP Modeling - Betty Pun AER
9:40 – 10:10 Model Performance using CMAQ and CMAQ-MADRID; Lessons Learned and Recommendations- Naresh Kumar-EPRI
10:10 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:10 Discussion- Do We Need Model Performance Statistical Benchmarks?
11:10 – 11:30 Operational Performance Evaluation; CMAQ Summer and Winter Episodes - Brian Eder EPA/ORD
11:30 – 11:50 MRPO/LADCO Model Performance Evaluation - Kirk Baker LADCO
11:50 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 BRAVO Evaluation using Tracer Data/ Synthesized Modeling - Mike Barna CIRA/Colorado State University
1:30 – 2:00 PM Model Performance in Southern California using UAM-AERO - Joe Cassmassi SCAQMD
2:00 – 2:30 Model Evaluation using CMAQ in the Northeast - Michael Ku New York DEC
2:30 – 3:00 Wrapup


 

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