Session 9 Operational Air Quality Predictions and Prediction Systems

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Salon G (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA
Ivanka Stajner, NOAA, Falls Church, VA

8:30 AM
Advances in National Air Quality Forecast Capability’s Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Predictions
Ivanka Stajner, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. McQueen, P. Lee, A. F. Stein, J. Wilczak, S. Upadhayay, and P. Dickerson
8:45 AM
Evaluation of NAM Meteorological Predictions for Driving the North American Air Quality Forecasting Capability Predictions
Amanda Sleinkofer, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA; and J. McQueen, H. C. Huang, J. Huang, R. K. Sakai, B. B. Demoz, J. E. Gonzalez, and Y. Wu
9:00 AM
A Novel Ensemble Design for Probabilistic Predictions of PM2.5 for the NAQFC
Jared A. Lee, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Kumar, L. Delle Monache, S. Alessandrini, and P. Lee
9:15 AM
Assimilation of VIIRS AOD to Improve Smoke Forecasts over the Western United States
Mariusz Pagowski, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and R. B. Pierce, G. A. Grell, R. Ahmadov, and S. A. McKeen
9:30 AM
Air Pollution Forecasts Using the NASA GEOS Model: A Unified Tool from Local to Global Scales
Christoph A. Keller, NASA GMAO/USRA, Greenbelt, MD; and K. E. Knowland, J. E. Nielsen, B. Duncan, M. B. Follette-Cook, J. Liu, J. M. Nicely, C. Orbe, L. Ott, and S. Pawson
9:45 AM
Impact of Cloud Parameters on NOAA’s NAQFC Surface Ozone Predictions: Evaluations and Sensitivity Studies
Jianping Huang, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC, and IMSG, College Park, MD; and J. McQueen, P. Lee, L. Pan, H. C. Huang, I. Stanjer, and S. Upadhayay

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