Advances in Air Quality Analysis and Prediction: The Interaction of Science and Policy

July 25 - August 5, 2016
NCAR - Boulder, Colorado, USA

NCAR Organizers:
Chair: Arthur Mizzi - ACOM
Helen Worden - ACOM
Gabriele Pfister - ACOM
Luca Delle Monache - RAL
David Edwards - ACOM
Jeffrey L. Anderson - CISL
Chris Snyder - MMM
Pablo Saide - ASP/ACOM
Jerome Barre - ACOM
Benjamin Gaubert - ACOM

University Organizers:
Avelino Arellano - University of Arizona
Gregory Carmichael - University of Iowa
Daven Henze - University of Colorado
Georg Grell - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Summary:

This colloquium for advanced graduate students whose expertise included atmospheric composition analysis and prediction (i.e., chemical data assimilation, atmospheric composition forecasting, and/or emissions estimation). It featured lectures from domestic and international experts on: the United States' air quality legal and regulatory framework, atmospheric composition observations (in situ and remote), chemical data assimilation, atmospheric composition forecasts, and modern emission estimation techniques. Tutorials and computer-based exercises provided experience with air quality regulations, chemical data assimilation, air quality forecasts, and emissions estimation.

Motivation and Timeliness:

Ambient air quality has widespread domestic and international importance. It impacts human health and welfare across multiple temporal and spatial scales. Its regulatory environment and observation/forecast technologies are evolving rapidly. Understanding the emerging regulations and technologies is essential for all aspiring air quality scientists. 

Outcome:

This colloquium provided attendees with an integrated conceptual understanding of air quality regulation, analysis, and forecasting. Attendees learned about air quality hot topics and state-of-the art assimilation, forecasting, and emission estimation techniques. Attendees also gained hands-on experience with those techniques. 

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