Science Inventory

Summary Report of Air Quality Modeling Research Activities for 2007

Citation:

RAO, S. T., R. L. DENNIS, V. GARCIA, A. GILLILAND, R. MATHUR, D. MOBLEY, T. E. PIERCE, AND K. L. SCHERE. Summary Report of Air Quality Modeling Research Activities for 2007. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-09/025 (NTIS PB2009-111394), 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL′s) Atmospheric Modeling Division (AMD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. AMD′s research program is engaged in developing and evaluating predictive atmospheric models on all spatial and temporal scales for forecasting the Nation′s air quality and for assessing changes in air quality and air pollutant exposures, as affected by changes in ecosystem management and regulatory decisions. AMD is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies based on air quality models to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by AMD are being used by EPA, NOAA, and the air pollution community in understanding and forecasting not only the magnitude of the air pollution problem, but also in developing emission control policies and regulations for air quality improvements.

Description:

Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (ASMD) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) develops advanced modeling and decision support systems for effective forecasting and management of the Nation’s air quality. As a division within the EPA organizational structure, ASMD is known as the Atmospheric Modeling Division (AMD). The Division is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by the Division are being used by EPA, NOAA, and the air quality community not only to understand and forecast the magnitude of the air pollution problem, but also to develop emission control policies and regulations. This report summarizes the research and operational activities of the Division for fiscal year 2007.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 05/22/2009
Record Last Revised: 03/16/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 205367

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION