Science Inventory

Summary Report of the Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division's Research Activities for 2010

Citation:

RAO, S. T., J. O. BASH, S. BROWN, R. C. GILLIAM, D. HEIST, D. MOBLEY, S. NAPELENOK, C. G. NOLTE, AND T. E. PIERCE. Summary Report of the Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division's Research Activities for 2010. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-11/068 (NTIS PB2011-114277), 2011.

Impact/Purpose:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory′s (NERL′s) Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division (AMAD) conducts research in support of EPA′s mission to protect human health and the environment. AMAD′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. AMAD 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 AMAD 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:

The research presented here was performed by the Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division (AMAD) of the National Exposure Research Laboratory in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, NC. The Division leads the development and evaluation of predictive atmospheric models on all spatial and temporal scales for assessing changes in air quality and air pollutant exposures, as affected by changes in ecosystem management and regulatory decisions, and for forecasting the Nation’s air quality and reduce exposures to sensitive populations and ecosystems. AMAD is responsible for providing a sound scientific and technical basis for regulatory policies to improve ambient air quality. The models developed by AMAD are being used by EPA 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. AMAD applies air quality models to support key integrated, interdisciplinary science research. This includes linking air quality models to other models in the source-to-outcome continuum framework to effectively address issues involving human health and ecosystem exposure science. The Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) Model is the flagship model of the Division. This report summarizes the research and operational activities of the AMAD for calendar year 2010

URLs/Downloads:

Summary Report of the Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Divisions Research Activities for 2010   (PDF,NA pp, 9073 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 08/18/2011
Record Last Revised: 08/31/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 236589

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ATMOSPHERIC MODELING AND ANALYSIS DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE