8th International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research Presentations

IWAQFR Oral Presentations

Theme 1: Operational Forecasting and Communicating Impacts
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
Recent Upgrade to the Chemical Transport Model Used in the Canadian Operational Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System Moran, Michael Environment and Climate Change Canada
Update on operational air quality predictions for the United States: new predictions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Stajner, Ivanka NOAA/NWS
COPERNICUS-CAMS50 : An Air Quality Ensemble modelling system over Europe. From research to operation. Pithon, Marion METEO FRANCE
EcoForecast.eu – 8 years of operational air quality forecasting for Central Europe Kaminski, Jacek Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
The Modeling Analysis and Prediction Initiative for Air Quality (MAP-AQ) Brasseur, Guy Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Air quality forecast for 2010 EXPO in Shanghai, 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and 2016 G20 in Hanzhou, China Wang, Tijian Nanjing University,Nanjing, China
Multi-Model Ensemble Forecasts of Regional Air Quality in China Bouarar, Idir Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Evolution of the Canadian Operational Air Quality Forecast Systems: Addressing Today’s Needs and Preparing for Tomorrow Davignon, Didier Environment and Climate Change Canada
Theme 2: Emissions Forecasting
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
Rapid update of anthropogenic NOx emissions with fused satellite and ground observations: Initial application for NOAA ozone forecasting during the summer 2016 Tong, Daniel NOAA Air Resources Lab
Impact of New North American Emissions Inventories on Urban Mobile Source Emissions for High Resolution Air Quality Modeling Zhang, Junhua Environment and Climate Change Canada
New Developments in Wildfire Emission and Dispersion Forecasting with FireWork, the Operational Canadian AQ Forecast System with Near-real-time Biomass-Burning Emissions Chen, Jack Environment and Climate Change Canada
Long Term Forecast and Modelling of South Athabasca Oil Sands and Provincial Emissions in Alberta Qiu, Xin Novus Environmental Inc.
Theme 3: Data Assimilation and Evaluation/Post-Processing
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
Use of observations by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service for data assimilation and product evaluation over Europe Plu, Matthieu CNRM, Meteo-France/CNRS, Toulouse, France
Development of a high resolution planetary boundary layer height analysis system using aircraft, radiosonde, and NYS mesonet profiler data and the analysis impact on atmospheric transport and dispersion Yun, Jeongran Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Albany
Development of an operational assimilation system utilizing a Regional Chemistry Transport Model of Japan Meteorological Agency IKEGAMI, Masaaki Japan Meteorological Agency
Experimental post-processing of air quality forecasts for the Toronto 2015 PanAm and ParaPanAm Games Teakles, Andrew Environment and Climate Change Canada
Improving Air Quality (and weather) Predictions via Application of New Data Assimilation Techniques Applicable to Coupled Models Gregory, Carmichael Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
UV index forecasting Rochon, Yves Environment and Climate Change Canada
Development of a new analysis and data assimilation of surface pollutants at Environment and Climate Change Canada Menard, Richard Environment and Climate Change Canada
Assimilating Compact Phase Space Retrievals (CPSRs): Comparison with Independent Observations (MOZAIC in situ and IASI retrievals) and Extension to Assimilation of Truncated Retrieval Profiles Mizzi, Arthur National Center for Atmospheric Research/Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory (NCAR/ACOM)
Performance Analysis of the Canadian Operational Statistical Air Quality Post-Processing Package Pavlovic, Radenko Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Theme 4: Interactions between Meteorology and Air Quality Prediction
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
The impact of more complexity in aerosol and chemistry modules on the aerosol predictions within a global online modeling system Zhang, Li CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Impacts of Forest Shading/Turbulence and Aerosol Direct/Indirect Effect Feedbacks on Urban Air Quality Forecasts Makar, Paul Environment and Climate Change Canada
Impacts of urban heat-island circulation on distributions of air pollutants over Tokyo Deushi, Makoto Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency
Theme 5: Urban and High-Resolution Air Quality Modelling
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
Modelling the Sensitivity of Population Change Scenarios at 1.0 km Resolution Using CMAQ Boulton, Wayne RWDI
Fine resolution regional dust forecast Lee, Pius NOAA Air Resources Laboratory
High Resolution Simulations of Alberta and Saskatchewan Using GEM-MACH: Comparing Continuous Emissions Monitoring versus Inventory Estimates Akingunola, Ayodeji Environment and Climate Change Canada
Potential benefits of urban High-Resolution NWP Predictions to Air quality modelling Leroyer, Sylvie Environment and Climate Change Canada
Towards an operational air-quality forecasting system at urban scale at ECCC Munoz-Alpizar, Rodrigo Environment and Climate Change Canada
Theme 6: Special session on the 2015 PanAm/ParaPanAm Games Legacy Dataset Release
Title Presenter Name Presenter Affiliation
Overview of WMO/GURME Bouchet, Véronique Environment and Climate Change Canada
London 2012 and Air Quality Forecasting Developments at the UK Met Office Hort, Matthew UK Met Office
Overview of the 2015 Pan Am Games Legacy Data Set Stroud, Craig Environment and Climate Change Canada
Health and Air Quality Portfolio for the 2015 Pan and ParaPan Games: Approach, Legacy and Lessons Learned Henderson, Dave Environment and Climate Change Canada
Resolution of Local and Regional Sources Using Near Road and Background Measurement Sites Su, Yushan Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Dissecting the Multiple Scales of Urban Air Pollutant Variability using a Mobile Lab Brook, Jeff Environment and Climate Change Canada
Mobile Meteorological Measurements during the 2015 Toronto Games Sills, David Environment and Climate Change Canada
Lessons Learned from the High-Resolution Air Quality Forecasting Demonstration During the 2015 Pan Am Games Stroud, Craig Environment and Climate Change Canada
Performance of a subkm and urban version of the Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) atmospheric model for Toronto’s 2015 Pan American Games Stephane, Stephane Environment and Climate Change Canada
Observations and numerical modeling study of urban meteorology in Tokyo Deushi, Makoto JMA, Japan
WISE program: Observation, Modeling and Application for Urban Meteorology in Seoul Seung On, Hwang HUFS, South Korea

IWAQFR Poster Presentations

Theme 1: Operational Forecasting and Communicating Impacts
Title Author Name Author Affiliation
Extending Canadian Operational Air Quality Forecasts from 48 hours to 72 hours Using the Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System (RAQDPS) Ménard, Sylvain Environment and Climate Change Canada
Forecasting Long-Range Transport of Wildfire Smoke in North America with the FireWork Air Quality Forecast System Pavlovic, Radenko Environment and Climate Change Canada
Status, Current Developments, and Perspectives of ECCC’s Operational AQ Forecasting System with Near-Real-Time Wildfire Emissions Pavlovic, Radenko Environment and Climate Change Canada
The impact of chemical lateral boundary conditions on regional forecasting of surface ozone during stratospheric intrusions Pendlebury, Diane Environment and Climate Change Canada
Theme 3: Data Assimilation and Evaluation/Post-Processing
Title Author Name Author Affiliation
Development and Current Status of the GEMMACH-Global Modelling System at the Environment Chen, Jack Environment and Climate Change Canada
Impact of North American Forest Fire Emissions on the Arctic Atmospheric Composition in Summer Time Gong, Wanmin Environment and Climate Change Canada
Improvements to the Regional Deterministic Operational Air Quality Analysis System for Surface Pollutants including AQHI at the Canadian Meteorological Center Zaitseva, Yulia Environment and Climate Change Canada
Multi-Year (2013-2016) Performance Evaluation of FireWork Wildfire PM Forecasts for North America Munoz-Alpizar, Rodrigo Environment and Climate Change Canada
PROGNOS; A new MSC initiative to renew the operational statistical post-processing infrastructure Teakles, Andrew Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recent Advances in WRF-Chem/DART: A Regional Chemical Transport/Ensemble Kalman Filter Data Assimilation System Mizzi, Arthur National Center for Atmospheric Research/Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory (NCAR/ACOM)
Theme 4: Interactions between Meteorology and Air Quality Prediction
Title Author Name Author Affiliation
An Assessment of Community Multiscale Air Quality Model Performance of Oxides of Nitrogen, Reactive Oxidized Nitrogen, and Ozone over Rural and Urban New York State during summer 2015 Ninneman, Matthew Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York
Ozone assimilation and its impact on temperature forecasting de Grandpre, Jean Environment and Climate Change Canada
Theme 5: Urban and High-Resolution Air Quality Modelling
Title Author Name Author Affiliation
Atmospheric Chemistry Reactions in a Turbulent Flow: Application to an Urban Environment Li, Cathy Wing Yi Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Theme 6: Special session on the 2015 PanAm/ParaPanAm Games Legacy Dataset Release
Title Author Name Author Affiliation
Microclimate Variability of Select Toronto Neighbourhoods Under Hot Summertime Conditions Wiechers, Timothy University of Western Ontario
Multi-Criteria Geospatial Analysis for Mapping Social-economic Vulnerability to Air Quality and Heat Stress Li, Qian Environment and Climate Change Canada

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