Workshop on a Pilot Design for Air Quality in Africa Agenda

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Workshop on a Pilot Design for
Air Quality in Africa
(Focused on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
June 8-11, 2021
8 June, 2021 to 11 June, 2021
Virtual Meeting

This is the tentative line-up of confirmed speakers and topics.


Speaker(s) /Affiliations


Solomon Bililign (NCAT) Vernon Morris (Arizona State University) and Belay Demoz (UMBC)

Welcome introductions and purpose of the workshop

Everette Joseph (NCAR)

Introduction and welcome (TBD)

James Crawford (IGAC)

Workshops mutual benefit with IGAC in fostering a stronger voice for Africa

Solomon Bililign (NCAT) Francis Pope (University of Birmingham)/Wodajo (AAU)

Unique Features and Challenges in Understanding the Chemistry of African Megacities- what is unique about Addis Ababa

Steve Brown (NOAA-ESRL)

Ozone-NOx chemistry in the U.S., and inferences on how it might differ in an African Megacity

Jim Roberts (NOAA-ESRL)

How do laboratory studies help us understand about the connection between Air Pollution and Health Effects that would be pertinent to the African Mega City environment?

Francis Pope (U of Birmingham)

Air quality and visibility

William Brune (Penn State)

Linking in situ radical observations to pollution production in megacities

William Vizuete (UNC-CH)

Connecting aerosols and health: Engineering solutions for exposure and in vitro assessments

Frank Flocke (NCAR-ACOM)

Logistical needs to run a successful field campaign

Rajesh Kumar (NCAR-ACOM)

First assessment of the WRF-Chem air quality simulations for Africa and insights into carbon monoxide distribution and source attribution

Akua A. Asa-Awuku (UM-College Park)

Regional haze, visibility and hygroscopicity

Christine Wiedinmyer (Colorado University)

Mike Hannigan (UC)

Trash burning emissions and emission inventories

Paul Kucera (UCAR)

Low cost sensors

Iq Mead (Cranfield University)

Low cost sensors and heterogeneous networks

Xin-Zhong Liang (UM-College Park)

CWRF Modeling Applications for African Megacities

Xiao-Mong Hu (U.of Oklahoma)

Spatiotemporal and Regional Transport over Tropical Megacities

Bikila Teklu Wodajo (Addis Ababa University)

Estimation of Vehicular Emissions for Addis Ababa City and an Overview of Policy and Regulatory Framework on Vehicular Emissions in Ethiopia

Gizaw Mengistu Tsidu (Addis Ababa University and BIUST)

Characterization of regional and local drivers of recent trends in air pollution indicators over Eastern Africa based on multi-platform observations and models

Kassahun Ture (Addis Ababa University)

Dynamical events associated with MOZAIC ozone enhancements over Equatorial and North Africa

David Diner (JPL)

Plans for integrating satellite aerosol data and surface measurements to map speciated PM2.5 in Africa as part of NASA’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) investigation

Dan Westervelt (Columbia University)

First measurements of PM2.5 in Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo

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