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1 AQAST Year 1 in review Scope of activities Accomplishments Investigator projects Tiger Team projects Communications Looking ahead to Year 2 Our next meeting Logo Investigator projects Responding to EPA priority requests from Nov 11 meeting Responding to air quality managers requests from this meeting

2 AQAST Year 1 in review: scope of activities Partner agency Local: RAQC, BAAQD State: TCEQ, MDE, Wisconsin DNR, CARB, Iowa DNR, GAEPD, GFC Regional: LADCO, EPA Region 8 National: EPA, NOAA, NPS Theme SIP Modeling AQ processes Monitoring AQ-Climate Background IC/BC for AQ models Forecasting Emissions Future satellites Earth Science resource Satellites: MODIS, MISR, MOPITT, AIRS, OMI, TES, GOES Suborbital: ARCTAS, DISCOVER-AQ, ozonesondes, PANDORA Models: MOZART, CAM AM-3, GEOS-Chem, RAQMS, STEM, GISS, IPCC

3 AQAST Year 1 in review: accomplishments Nine journal publications Background ozone Intercontinental/transboundary emissions Chemistry/climate interactions Two workshops Processing and applications of Earth Science data (3/12) Physical atmosphere advisory group (4/12) Working with DISCOVER-AQ Forecasts for MDE Education and publication outreach Saint Louis ozone garden Decision support Iowa tire fire plume forecast Websites WHIPS, GLIMPSE, PSU EARTH SCIENCE SERVING AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT NEEDS Please keep me aware of your accomplishments!

4 AQAST Year 1 in review: investigator projects IPs are supported by your core funding; use them to pursue your interests in serving evolving AQM needs This flexibility comes with some oversight Partnership with air quality agencies is critical Present progress reports at AQAST meetings Provide yearly 1-pager for sharing with the Team, posting on the web Most IPs have a May anniversary date when annual progress reports are due You get an automatic from NASA 90 days before due date Send the reports to team leader for approval and forwarding to program manager A few PIs are out of sequence, just abide by your own anniversary date

5 AQAST Year 1 in review: tiger team projects TTPs were uncompeted in Year 1 Got the funds rolling, encouraged team collaboration 1-year funding from October 1 to September 30 TTPs will be competed within the Team starting in Year 2 TTPs will be 1-year projects, total of $1.5M to be allocated each year TTPs must (1) address pressing AQM needs, (2) build collaborations within team, (3) have clear AQM outcomes. All AQAST members are expected to be involved in TTPs during part of their AQAST tenure TTP proposals are due Sept. 1, for Oct 1 start date 2-page project description, expanding on current 1-pager format For continuing TTPs, 1-page summary of accomplishments Full budgets with justifications Include funds for travel to publicize results TTP proposal review will take place both within and outside the Team All AQAST PIs will be asked to rate all TTPs except their own Two external referees will review and rate all TTP proposals Team leader will gather info and make recommendations to NASA

6 AQAST Year 1 in review: communications AQAST meetings Twice a year schedule Try to make them events for AQ science and management How is the current format working? AQAST communication tools Website hosted at Harvard Ning site for intra-team communication Newsletter every three months – 133 subscribers presently AQAST presence at external meetings Advertise AQAST in your talks at meetings; has worked great General PR AQAST seems to be receiving increasing recognition in the AQ community We should take more advantage of NASA PR resources

7 Our next meeting (AQAST 4) presently scheduled for Nov (Th-F) at CARB, with AGU session (and town hall meeting?) the following week. we got approved by AGU for session A008. Application of Satellite Data to Serve Air Quality Management Needs (Duncan, Edwards, Holloway, Jacob) – Abstracts are due August 8 UC Davis AQ meeting is the week after AGU We could try to minimize travel duration by having the CARB meeting for one day during the AGU week – what do you think?

8 Some AQAST logo suggestions

9 Review of Year 2 Investigator Projects NEW PROJECTS: Evaluating photochemical model performance with vertically resolved data (Cohan) "How to" manual for evaluating model results with satellite observations/accessibility of satellite data for AQM users (Duncan) Stratospheric influence on surface ozone over the western US (Fiore) Atmospheric processes affecting emission sector contributions to O3 and PM2.5 episodes (Holloway) Improved use of satellite fire observations for reanalysis of air quality events (Hyer) Background ozone in the contiguous US and nitrogen deposition to US National Parks (Jacob) Satellite detection of wild and prescribed fires in southeastern US (Liu) Estimating the climate penalty for US ozone air quality: rapid calculation across models and scenarios (Mickley) CONTINUATION OF YEAR 1 PROJECTS with expanded objectives/outcomes (Carmichael, Edwards, Fishman, Henze, Hyer, McNider, Russell, Streets) one-pager descriptions are now posted on AQAST website

10 EPA priority requests to AQAST from Nov 2011 meeting Transboundary pollution involving Canada and Mexico: sources, transport Improving biogenic VOC and NOx emission inventories Improving ammonia emission inventories Improving understanding of nocturnal transport of pollution aloft How to manual for evaluating model results with satellite observations Improve accessibility of satellite data for AQM users Contributing to CMAQ v5 evaluation using satellite and DISCOVER-AQ observations Investigating and interpreting long-term trends over US using satellite data Using data assimilation to construct continuous surface concentration fields for population exposure Provide national data for air toxics Inverse model analyses to constrain emissions using satellite data Using OSSEs to advise on development of observation networks Now addressed, could do more, not being addressed, probably cant address( ?)

11 Air quality managers priorities stated at this meeting Satellite observations are valuable for: spatial coverage: assess NAAQS compliance, improve monitor siting diagnosing exceptional events: fires, dust, stratosphere observing long-term trends detecting unrecognized sources (paper mills, fracking, natural gas…) Need to improve ease of access, user-friendliness of satellite data On-line courses very useful Need easy-to-use data formats Improve emission inventories: Biogenic VOCs, ammonia, oil&gas, Canada Increase utility of satellite data for forecasting Improve understanding of AQ processes: wintertime PM episodes, lake-breeze effects, wintertime high ozone, Canadian pollution influences Improve understanding of background ozone, esp. stratospheric influence Use satellite data for evaluation of regulatory models and enable uncertainty estimates

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