Poster Session 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Regional Air Quality, and Morphology and Mixing of Atmospheric Particles

Wednesday, 25 January 2017: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Sean Crowell, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Scott Denning, Colorado State Univ., Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Fort Collins, CO; Abhishek Chatterjee, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD and Berrien Moore III, National Weather Center/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Over the last few years, significant advances have been made in both in situ and remote sensing technologies for measuring greenhouse gases (GHGs). The successful launch of global observing systems such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2), the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) missions as well as deployment of localized surface networks and aircraft campaigns such as the Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE) and the Megacities Carbon Project, is starting to yield more information on natural and anthropogenic sources than ever before. While these multiple observational platforms provide a significant potential for the monitoring of GHG emissions, more and more uncertainties are coming to light regarding our understanding of the global and regional budgets of GHGs, errors due to deficiency in atmospheric transport modeling (especially related to convection and vertical mixing), and identification and quantification of climate feedback sensitivities. This session solicits abstracts that address these uncertainties using models and observations and provide new insights on understanding GHG dynamics at various spatial (local to global) and temporal (sub-diurnal to decadal) scales. We encourage contributions on current and prospective observation technologies for GHGs, modeling studies to quantify budgets and/or uncertainties in GHG flux estimates, and evaluation and benchmarking of GHG estimates from Earth System Models using contemporary observations. We also encourage studies of perturbations to the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems in response to climate variability and change, especially as they combine models and observations or pertain to carbon-climate feedback. In addition, we seek contributions on improved quantification and understanding of underlying GHG emissions at the urban scale, policy issues related to GHG monitoring and regulation, and how the current state of the science is informing policy decisions.

Simulation of Polarization Effects in UV-VIS Region by Using the Radiative Transfer Model for GEMS/GK-2B
Haklim Choi, Kyungpook National Univ., Daegu, Korea, Republic of (South); and K. M. Lee and J. Kim

Handout (1.7 MB)

Synergies in a Constellation of Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellites
Berrien Moore III, National Weather Center/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and S. Crowell

Metric to Quantify the Importance of Mixing State for CCN Activity
Joseph Ching, PNNL, Richland, WA; and J. Fast, M. West, and N. Riemer

Chemical Composition Based Mass Extinction Efficiency for Polydispersed Aerosol Particles
Chang Hoon Jung, Kyungin Women's Univ., Incheon, Korea, Republic of (South); and J. Um, J. Lee, and Y. P. Kim

Recent Upgrades to the Operational Air Quality Forecasting Systems in Canada: Description and Performance Analysis
Didier Davignon, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dorval, QC, Canada; and R. Pavlovic, M. D. Moran, P. A. Beaulieu, S. Gilbert, S. Gravel, H. Landry, A. Lupu, R. Munoz-Alpizar, and V. Savic-Jovcic

Handout (3.6 MB)

Mixing State Determination with the Single-Particle Soot Photometer
Ernie R. Lewis, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY; and A. Sedlacek and T. Onasch

Historical Oxidant Abundances Interpreted from Polar Ice Cores
John W. Robinson, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and L. Geng, A. J. Schauer, and B. Alexander

Probabilistic Predictions of PM2.5 with an Analog Ensemble
Luca Delle Monache, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and S. Alessandrini, I. V. Djalalova, and J. Wilczak

Active Aerosol Plume-Heights from Space
Ralph Kahn, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and T. Canty, R. M. Bolt, and C. Vernon

Ice Nucleating Properties and Spectroscopic Analysis of Dissolved Soil Organic Matter
Gourihar Kulkarni, PNNL, Richland, WA; and S. China, P. Lin, D. Bonanno, R. Muffet, M. K. Gilles, and A. Laskin

Uncertainty Analysis of Aircraft Based Mass-Balance Using a Synthetic Data Experiment
Subhomoy Ghosh, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; and K. Prasad, A. Karion, I. Lopez-Coto, C. R. Martin, K. Mueller, J. R. Whetstone, S. Conley, and T. B. Ryerson

The GeoCARB Mission
Berrien Moore III, National Weather Center/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Investigation of Central Texas Surface Ozone Concentrations 1980–2015
Oliver Sale, Southwestern Univ., Georgetown, TX; and R. P. Edwards and G. Morris

PM2.5 in the Heavy Haze regions over China: Simulations and Observations
Xiaoyan Ma, Univ. of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

Impacts of New Particle Formation on Midwestern Climate and Air Quality as Determined by the NPF-Explicit WRF-Chem
Can Dong, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and C. O. Stanier, R. Bullard, and A. singh

Evaluate the Representation of Methane in the GFDL Atmospheric Chemistry Model
Maryam Abdi-Oskouei, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and V. Naik, J. Mao, and L. W. Horowitz

Operational Wildfire Forecasts in Canada: A Case Study of the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire
Rodrigo Munoz-Alpizar, EC, Dorval, QC, Canada; and R. Pavlovic, J. Chen, M. D. Moran, S. Gravel, S. Ménard, D. Davignon, H. Landry, P. A. Beaulieu, and S. Gilbert

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