Office of Research and Development Publications

A Five- Year CMAQ Model Performance for Wildfires and Prescribed Fires

Citation:

Wilkins, J., G. Pouliot, K. Foley, A. Rappold, J. Reyes, AND Tom Pierce. A Five- Year CMAQ Model Performance for Wildfires and Prescribed Fires. 2nd International Smoke Sysmoposium, Long Beach, CA, November 14 - 17, 2016.

Description:

Biomass burning has been identified as an important contributor to the degradation of air quality because of its impact on ozone and particulate matter. Two components of the biomass burning inventory, wildfires and prescribed fires are routinely estimated in the national emissions inventory. However, there is a large amount of uncertainty in the development of these emission inventory sectors. We have completed a 5 year set of CMAQ model simulations (2008-2012) in which we have simulated regional air quality with and without the wildfire and prescribed fire inventory. We will examine CMAQ model performance over regions with significant PM2.5 and Ozone contribution from prescribed fires and wildfires.

Purpose/Objective:

The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Computational Exposure Division (CED) develops and evaluates data, decision-support tools, and models to be applied to media-specific or receptor-specific problem areas. CED uses modeling-based approaches to characterize exposures, evaluate fate and transport, and support environmental diagnostics/forensics with input from multiple data sources. It also develops media- and receptor-specific models, process models, and decision support tools for use both within and outside of EPA.

URLs/Downloads:

http://www.iawfonline.org/2016SmokeSymposium/   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Completion Date: 11/17/2016
Record Last Revised: 03/06/2017
Record Created: 03/06/2017
Record Released: 03/06/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335640

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

COMPUTATIONAL EXPOSURE DIVISION