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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE: BUILDING METEOROLOGICALLY-SENSITIVE BIOGENIC AND WILDLAND FIRE EMISSION ESTIMATES FOR AIR QUALITY MODELS

Citation:

PIERCE, T. E., G. POULIOT, D. B. SCHWEDE, AND W. G. BENJEY. EARTH, WIND AND FIRE: BUILDING METEOROLOGICALLY-SENSITIVE BIOGENIC AND WILDLAND FIRE EMISSION ESTIMATES FOR AIR QUALITY MODELS. Presented at NOAA/EPA Golden Jubliee Symposium, Durham, NC, September 20 - 21, 2005.

Impact/Purpose:

The objective of this task is to improve the ability to model emissions from selected environmentally-dependent sources, test the performance of the models, incorporate them into a larger emission-modeling framework, and evaluate the effect of the emission models in support of improving the performance of CMAQ at all spatial and temporal scales. Evaluation will be with respect to previous CMAQ modeling results and ambient concentration data. In addition, the task will provide ADP and GIS contractor support for the generation and application of emission data in support of CMAQ development and evaluation as well as emission research.

Description:

Emission estimates are important for ensuring the accuracy of atmospheric chemical transport models. Estimates of biogenic and wildland fire emissions, because of their sensitivity to meteorological conditions, need to be carefully constructed and closely linked with a meteorological processor in a chemical modeling system. This presentation for the NOAA/EPA Golden Jubilee Symposium on Air Quality Modeling and Its Applications reports on emission modeling estimates of biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and wildland fires.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 09/21/2005
Record Last Revised: 06/21/2006
Record ID: 139237

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING DIVISION

AIR-SURFACE PROCESSES MODELING BRANCH