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Members

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ),

Brian Sullins (Alabama DEM), Byeong Kim (GA EPD), Miranda Kosty (TCEQ), Susanne Cotty (PA Region), Tom Moore (Westar-WRAP), Jeremy Avise (CARB), Jiang Majong (CARB), Ben Hickson (PAG), Ira Domsky (Maricopa Co), Winston Hao (NYDEC) and Eric Zalewsky (NYDEC)

Coordination Committee Meetings

July 16, 2019

Attendees

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Action items from previous call
    • Status update of 2013 MEGANv3 and BEIS3 runs (TCEQ and EPA)
      • TCEQ completed MEGANv3 run and provided output to EPA
      • EPA completed BEIS3 run and will provide output to TCEQ
    • Provide feedback to Doug Boyer about Workgroup draft ppt for EPA Inventory Conference (ALL)
    • Finish implementation of Env. Canada 1km data into 12km and 36km grid (EPA)
      • Implementation complete and QA in progress
      • ORD still working on BELD4 updates for CONUS including Pima Co landuse; available post 2016v1
  • Latest version of 2016 Biogenic Emissions Workgroup presentation for EPA Inventory Conference
  • Next call will be September 24th, 2PM ET, 1PM CT

Minutes/Notes

  • Roll call
  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
  • Group went over the EIC presentation that Doug Boyer will present at the conference
  • Environment Canada BELD4 will be in 2016v1
  • Summer of 2013 BEIS3 and MEGANV3 model runs complete
  • MEGANv3 projects in CA coming soon (CARB and one other)
  • Group will contact NYDEC about a possible CMAS poster/paper

Action Items

  • Transfer 2013 BEIS3 runs to TCEQ (TCEQ and EPA)
  • Finish QA of Env. Canada 1km data into 12km and 36km grid (EPA)
  • Contact NYDEC about a possible CMAS poster/paper

June 18, 2019

Attendees

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

June 2013 MEGANv3 run complete * TCEQ will provide an MEGAN3 update on other months during July 16 Workgroup call

  • Doug Boyer briefly went over a draft ppt for EPA Emissions Inventory Conference
    • Mention use of CB6, diffs with plant functional types, canopy models
    • Acknowledge PROPHET site author
    • Add more regional graphics from Miranda and possibly from LADCO website
    • NYDEC indicated that recent summer 2016 CMAQ modeling results show MEGAN3 providing better ozone model performance vs. BEIS3
  • Initial analysis of using Env. Canada BELD4 provided

Action Items

  • Status update of 2013 MEGANv3 and BEIS3 runs (TCEQ and EPA)
  • Provide feedback to Doug Boyer about Workgroup draft ppt for EPA Inventory Conference (ALL)
  • Finish implementation of Env. Canada 1km data into 12km and 36km grid (EPA)

May 21, 2019

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Shorter meeting today: 30 mins
  • Action items from previous call
    • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ: in progress
    • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA): in progress
    • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available
      • No volunteers yet
    • Continue to follow-up on inline vs. offline BEIS3 differences
      • ORD indicates inline emissions estimates compute per time step (sub-hourly)
    • Follow up with PAG about how best to use their landuse in BELD4/MEGAN
    • For BELD4, will need to wait for EPA ORD to examine first
    • Maricopa Co to provide report and table(s) from their recent landuse update for MEGAN
      • Ira Domsky provided in April 22nd email
  • EPA Emissions Inventory Conference is July 29-Aug 2 in Dallas
    • Our 2016 biogenic emissions work to be presented led by Doug Boyer
  • Next workgroup call is Tues. Jun 18th 2PM ET, 1 PM CT

Minutes/Notes

  • Roll call
  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
    • 2013 met data being sent to TCEQ
    • Land use improvements for BEIS3 and MEGAN are slowly moving forward
  • Doug Boyer is working on workgroup presentation for EPA Emissions Inventory Conference

need workgroup input soon

  • 2016v1 will likely wrap up in August so workgroup calls to end soon; probably September

Action Items

  • Finish providing summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
  • Update on use of Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
  • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA/others)
  • When time allows, follow up with PAG about how best to use their landuse in BELD4 and MEGAN

April 22, 2019

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Action items from previous call
    • MEGANv3 beta data now available on IWDW site (Vukovich)
    • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
      • in progress
    • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA/others)
      • in progress
    • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
      • EPA-ORD and OAQPS working on this
  • NYDEC CMAQ simulations plots (NYDEC)
  • Pima Co. landuse work summary (pdf) (Ben Hickson)
    • Plan moving forward discussion (EPA)
  • Next call is Tuesday, May 21, 2PM ET, 1PM CT

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
    • EPA ORD looking into how best to implement Env. Canada landuse
    • EPA will make 2013 MCIP data available to TCEQ this month
    • Still looking for volunteers to carry out emissions flux analysis for BEIS3 and MEGANv3 for summer 2013
  • NYDEC presented CMAQ BEIS3 sensitivities using BELD4 alpha and BELD4 beta version
    • also offline and inline BEIS3 runs
    • better model performance at 2 CT ozone monitors
    • NYDEC plans to do MEGANv3 runs and CAMx runs
  • Pima Assoc. Govts (PAG) presented landuse work
    • Year 2015 dataset at 2 foot resolution
    • Provided 2 tiffs (canopy >= 6ft and impervious)
    • Maricopa Co has had recent landuse updates for MEGAN use

Action Items

  • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
  • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
  • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA/others)
  • Continue to follow-up on inline vs. offline BEIS3 differences (Vukovich/ORD)
  • Follow up with PAG about how best to use their landuse in BELD4
  • Follow up with PAG about how best to use their landuse in MEGAN
  • Maricopa Co to provide report and table(s) from their recent landuse update for MEGAN

March 26, 2019

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Action Items from February call
    • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
      • EPA ORD looking into implementing this data
    • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
      • I will upload summer data soon
    • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA)
      • None so far
  • Confirm MEGANv3 and BEIS3 beta data available on IWDW site (Vukovich)
  • Beta version documentation completed! (EPA and TCEQ)
  • Pima Association of Govts (PAG) continue to work on landuse tasks (Ben)
  • Next call is April 22, 2PM ET, 1PM CT (changed time later)

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
    • EPA ORD looking into how best to implement Env. Canada landuse
    • EPA will make 2013 MCIP data available to TCEQ soon
    • No volunteers yet to carry out emissions flux analysis for BEIS3 and MEGANv3 for summer 2013
  • BEIS3 beta version is available via IWDW site
  • MEGANv3 will also be available via IWDW site soon
  • Beta documentation is available now; comments still welcomed
  • PAG continues to work on providing landuse updates for their region
  • Future MEGANv3 updates discussed briefly
    • Texas tree species update may be available late summer
    • Mexico landuse options discussed; FINN may be using a dataset that may be useful
  • NYDEC has already made some CMAQ simulations using beta emissions
    • Possible O3 reductions around Long Island due to "water-fix" BELD4-BEIS3 emissions
    • CMAQ in-line and off-line biogenics simulations yielded different results
    • NYDEC hopes to provide some related plots during next call

Action Items

  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Ben)
  • Confirm MEGANv3 beta data available on IWDW site (Vukovich)
  • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
  • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
  • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA/others)
  • NYDEC to provided CMAQ simulations plots (NYDEC)
  • Track possible MEGANv3 updates for 2016v1 (TCEQ)

February 12, 2019

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Note Workgroup decided to skip December's call and January's call was cancelled due to government shutdown
  • Review Action Items from Last Call
    • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks? (Pope)
    • Ask Alex Guenther about readily available MEGANv3 updates we could try to fit in by March 2019?
  • Do we do a summer 2013 MEGANv3 and BEIS3 run?
    • 2013 emissions flux observational data is available (TCEQ)
  • Continue work on beta version documentation (EPA and TCEQ)
    • Need to finish this up VERY soon
    • Organize all graphics/analyses generated by workgroup into folders for others outside workgroup to view (Vukovich)
  • Potential improvements for 2016v1
  • Next call: new time likely needed discussion

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
    • Pima Co has new staff person (Ben) working on landuse
    • It is unlikely that MEGANv3 that we used in 2016beta gets updated software-wise by this May
      • Soil NOx emissions factor update possible in Fall 2019
  • Summer 2013 simulation
    • TCEQ can do MEGANv3 simulation
    • EPA can do BEIS3 simulation
    • Unclear who can do flux analysis vs. observations
  • 2016beta documentation due this Friday if possible
  • Need to confirm MEGANv3 data is on IWDW site along with BEIS3 data
  • Environment Canada landuse at 1km resolution could be used in 2016v1
  • Next meeting Tues Mar 26 2PM ET, 11AM PT

Action Items

  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Ben)
  • Continue work on beta version documentation (EPA and TCEQ)
  • Confirm MEGANv3 and BEIS3 beta data available on IWDW site (Vukovich)
  • Provide summer 2013 MCIP data to TCEQ (Vukovich)
  • Find out how best to use Env. Canada 1km data (EPA)
  • See if there are other interested parties that want to do emission flux analysis for summer 2013 after MEGANv3-BEIS3 data available (EPA)

November 13, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
  • Briefly discussed Env. Canada poster at CMAS regarding the Extension of the BELD4 into Canada
    • J. Vukovich has contacted authors and hopes to acquire this data soon
  • TCEQ can ask Alex Guenther for year 2013 emissions flux data
  • 2016 beta documentation will continue to move forward
  • Alex Guenther replied about MEGANv3 landuse issues regarding sugar maples and loblolly pines in western USA
  • Brief discussion about future of MEGANv3 software
    • University of Texas funding Texas-specific MEGANv3 work
    • Plan to use Hudman (2012) for soil NO emissions?
    • Ask Alex Guenther if any readily available fixes/corrections to MEGANv3 available by next March

Action Items

  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Pope)
  • Gather up year 2013 emissions flux observational data that is available (TCEQ)
  • Continue work on beta version documentation (EPA and TCEQ)
    • Organize all graphics/analyses generated by workgroup into folders for others outside workgroup to view (Vukovich)
  • Ask Alex Guenther about readily available MEGANv3 updates we could try to fit in by March 2019

October 16, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
  • Continue to review WRF TSD, MEGANv3 and BEIS3 tech memos
  • TCEQ(Doug) did some analysis of MCIPv4.3 and MCIPv4.5 and found essentially very little differences in meteorological variables used by biogenic emissions models
    • Vukovich will contact ORD about any future changes coming for MCIP
  • The 2013 emissions flux observations data may be obtained through OAQPS contacts or Alex Guenther
    • Co-leaders will try both avenues
  • The 2016 beta documentation may need to conform to template being used by other workgroups
    • more info to follow
  • BEIS3 was rerun after correction to water in BELD4
    • overall most species will see about a 2% reduction in emissions over the 12US2 domain
    • will use this rerun for beta release
  • Beta version of BEIS3 and MEGANv3 ready for delivery but no final destination chosen yet
  • CARB investigating use of MEGANv3 soil moisture adjustment in 2011 modeling

Action Items

  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Pope)
  • Gather up year 2013 emissions flux observational data that is available (EPA)
  • Continue work on beta version documentation (EPA and TCEQ)
    • Provide feedback on MEGANv3 and BEIS3 tech memos generating by TCEQ and EPA (All members)
    • Organize all graphics/analyses generated by workgroup into folders for others outside workgroup to view (Vukovich)
  • Continue generating MEGANv3 landuse (Vukovich and Boyer)
    • Ask Alex Guenther about strange small amounts of Sugar Maples in AZ
  • Ask EPA-ORD about future of MCIP information (Vukovich)

September 18, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
  • Continue to review WRF TSD, MEGANv3 and BEIS3 tech memos
  • We will continue to track MCIPv4.5 vs. MCIPv4.3 work
  • Year 2013 emissions flux observations data collection started
  • Vukovich will gather up all QA graphics generated by workgroup into folders to share with those outside workgroup for beta release
  • MEGANv3 gridded landuse: generating this data task has begun
    • Will work on other classes: Crop, Shrub and Herb classes
    • Maricopa Co noticed that there are Sugar Maples in AZ, why?
    • More QA
  • BELD4 water seems to be underdone; a fix is possible before beta release
  • Brief discussion about short-term and long schedule for workgroup

Action Items

  • Continue to examine 2016 WRF model evaluation TSD (All)
  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Pope)
  • Continue to track any MCIPv4.5 vs. MCIPv4.3 comparisons that may impact input data used by biogenic models (EPA, TCEQ)
  • Gather up year 2013 emissions flux observational data that is available (EPA)
  • Provide feedback on MEGANv3 and BEIS3 tech memos generating by TCEQ and EPA (All members)
  • Organize all graphics/analyses generated by workgroup into folders for others outside workgroup to view (Vukovich)
  • Continue generating MEGANv3 landuse (Vukovich and Boyer)
    • Ask Alex Guenther about strange small amounts of Sugar Maples in AZ
  • Figure out if BELD4 fix for water can be done in time for beta release (Vukovich)

August 21, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
  • Pima Co. will continue to work on a possible landuse update for biogenic models
  • MCIP updates available when you download CMAQ
  • TCEQ may try to run a comparison of MCIPv4.3 vs. MCIP4.5
  • EPA-ORD is also supposed to compare MCIPv4.3 vs. MCIPv4.5 output somewhat soon
  • EPA will try to acquire the 2013 SENEX emissions flux data to find out more about it
  • CARB is carrying out MEGANv3 runs using soil moisture stress option(s) for the year 2011 simulation
    • If possible, CARB may have more to share later on this
  • TCEQ showed their Jun and Aug comparison plots
  • GADEP showed county plots for MEGANv3 vs. MEGANv3 soil moisture stress option
    • TCEQ will attempt to confirm the MEGANv3 model configuration used for these run(s)
  • If workgroup members have feedback on the MEGANv3 or BEIS3 tech memos, please let Jeff Vukovich (EPA) know.
  • The beta release needs to happen on or before Oct 31st
    • Will consist of current BEIS3 run (alpha) and the default MEGANv3 simulation already conducted by TCEQ
    • Which analyses are best to show others?
    • 2016v1 release will be early spring 2019 so we have time to make further refinements to biogenic models

Action Items

  • Continue to examine 2016 WRF model evaluation TSD (All)
  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Pope)
  • Continue to track any MCIPv4.5 vs. MCIPv4.3 comparisons that may impact input data used by biogenic models (EPA, TCEQ)
  • Gather up year 2013 emissions flux observational data that is available (EPA)
  • Confirm MEGANv3 model configuration used in recent soil moisture sensitivity (TCEQ)
  • Provide feedback on MEGANv3 and BEIS3 tech memos generating by TCEQ and EPA (All members)
  • Provide feedback on which analyses workgroup should provide to others as part of the documentation for beta release (All members)

July 17, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Attendees: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-B2MQvEtQ9nl27xsQBGrxLeT61-pU2dvfTE1TNbutvk

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • Roll call and review of action items from last call
  • 2016 WRF evaluation TSD is available; please review and provide feedback if possible
  • Pima County working on tasks associated with getting updated landuse into MEGANv3 landuse and BELD4 landuse
  • Miranda Kosty and Byeong Kim presented analysis from month of May 2016 emissions for both models
    • BEIS3 in general slightly higher in May but some states have similar totals from both models
    • Sesquiterpenes differences were significant
    • TCEQ will do similar analyses for Jun and Aug months
    • GA DEP will do county maps for October (once data is on ftp site for download)
  • PROPHET site flux measurement update was given
    • Tower is 34m high; canopy about 23m high
    • Preliminary paper shared with more details but do not share
    • U,V wind component time series from WRF may be needed to compare or bin days of flux measurements
  • Discussion of modeling the summer of 2013 with both models because more flux measurements available
    • Vukovich will find out more about WRF data availability and spatial extent of measurements
  • Use of 1m soil moisture for the MEGANv3 ISOP stress adjustment discussed
    • MCIP v4.3 used; MCIP v4.5 available? differences?
    • TCEQ ran July with the 1m soil moisture adjustment and will make available via ftp site
    • CARB has used SOILM1 (1cm) in initial runs but will look into using 1m data
  • TCEQ presented some preliminary gridded landuse (white oak) from MEGANv3!
  • Going to need MEGANv3 documentation for beta version
  • Beta version needs to be wrap up around the time of the September workgroup call (9/18)
  • Next workgroup call is Tuesday, Aug 21, 330PM ET

Action Items

  • Examine 2016 WRF model evaluation TSD (All)
  • Pima Co. continue to work on landuse tasks (Pope)
  • More analysis of BEIS3 and MEGANv3 for months of Jun, Aug and Oct (TCEQ and GAEDP)
  • U and V wind component time series from WRF for PROPHET site (Vukovich)
  • More summer 2013 information (WRF data and field studies) (Vukovich)
  • MCIP v4.5 vs. MCIP v4.3 information (Vukovich)
  • TCEQ to provide 1m soil moisture MEGANv3 data for July (TCEQ and EPA)
  • CARB to examine 1m soil moisture MEGANv3 option (CARB)
  • More gridded landuse for MEGAN analysis if possible (TCEQ/EPA)
  • Begin working on MEGANv3 documentation for beta version (TCEQ)

June 19, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ)

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Review Minutes from Last Call
  • 6/20 large group call and Beta inventory plan (ALL)
    • MEGANv3 and BEIS3 review completed by Aug 31? Sep 30?
  • Update on BEIS3 data on Colorado St ftp site (May data; Vukovich)
    • Which days are possibly corrupt?
  • Model vs Obs of isoprene flux at Prophet site in northern Michigan (Kosty)
  • MEGANv3 update: soil moisture stress run (Boyer)
  • Implementing AZ landuse in BEIS3 and MEGANv3 update (Vukovich, Boyer, AZ)
    • Met with Jesse Bash
    • Need list of desired species to use from USGS Southwest Regional GAP (SWReGAP) Analysis Project
    • Need fractional coverages for Lambert Conformal projection
  • Revisit GA EPD county maps presented at last workgroup call
    • Need to flip difference (BEIS3 - MEGAN3) instead of (MEGAN3 - BEIS3) in maps
  • Next call July 17, 2018 at 330PM ET

Minutes/Notes

  • Default simulation of MEGANv3 is and will be available for 2016 beta release
  • Need to generate a MEGANv3 tech memo for beta release
  • BEIS3 data for May 2016 on Colorado St ftp site is OK for use
    • Kosty will do state by state analysis
    • Kim (GADEP) will do county emissions density maps
  • Isoprene flux measurement for Prophet site analysis discussion led by Kosty
    • Site in northern Michigan near lakes
    • Need to compare vs. MCIP variables (temperature and solar radiation)
    • Some concern about height of observations (34m AGL)
    • What is the average canopy height at this observation site?
  • MEGANv3 soil moisture stress update from Boyer with discussion
    • Concern about soil moisture variable used in this stress adjustment simulation
      • SMOIS too dry over CONUS area; even Pacific NW is dry
      • What MCIP variables should we be using? Is there an appropriate variable given the WRF/MCIP setup?
      • Still need the 2016 WRF model evaluation report
      • Waiting to hear back from Alex on this issue
      • BEIS3 does soil moisture accounting steps using WRF rainfall for computing nitric oxide emissions; can this be used for this isoprene adjustment in MEGANv3?
  • Landuse update for AZ using SWREGAP data discussion
    • Jeff Vukovich will send out an email with needs for possible use within BELD4/BEIS3
    • Need fractional coverages (percent) and list of desired species to work with out of the SWREGAP dataset
    • Boyer discussed an earlier email outlining the possible needs as far as using this dataset in MEGANv3

Action Items

  • Perform BEIS3-MEGANv3 comparison for month of May (Kosty and Kim)
  • Follow up with EPA AQ-WRF modelers about 2016 WRF model evaluation document (Vukovich)
  • Investigate and hopefully create gridded landuse from MEGANv3 software (Boyer and Vukovich)
  • Follow up with Professor Millet (UMinn) about height of monitor selection and average canopy height in area (TCEQ)
  • Post remainder of the type of plots presented by Kosty for the other July days (TCEQ)
  • Get MCIP time series for temperature, solar radiation and possibly friction velocity to compare vs. isoprene flux measurements (Vukovich)
  • Follow up with Guenther about soil moisture adjustment for isoprene concerns (Boyer)
  • Ask WRF/MCIP modelers at EPA about soil moisture data options and current default setup (Vukovich)
  • Send email to Pima County AZ about landuse needs for implementing SWREGAP in BELD4 (Vukovich)

May 15, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ) Brian Sullins (Alabama DEM),Miranda Kosty (TCEQ), Stephen Coe (Montana), Susanne Cotty (PA Region), Jiang Majong (CARB), Josh Pope (PA Region) Guests: Alex Guenther, Tejas Shah, Greg Yarwood

Agenda

Minutes/Notes

  • MEGAN3 user guide, global input variables, emission factor processor (MEGAN-EFP), and model updates from the following weblink.
  • How is the landuse, ecotype, growth form, and individual tree species data used in MEGAN3 (not the preprocessor)? For example, can we calculate the gridded amount of Post Oak in Texas (or a specific county) in MEGAN3? If a specific state or local group wanted to update the landuse (or part of it) in MEGAN3, how would they go about doing that?
    • See Tree cover area description (dated May 15, 2018)
    • The referenced files are in comma-delimited (CSV) format and can be obtained from the MEGAN-EFP package.
    • Discussion occurred about MEGAN updating the landuse with help from Chris Geron (USEPA)
    • Suggestion made for Pima Co AZ group to interpolate their landuse to the 12km domain and MEGAN has capability to use new landuse pretty quickly
      • Must figure out which emission factor to use for new landuse types
  • Why are some emission rates zero in the MEGAN3 output (e.g., ALDX, TOL, XYL)?
    • MEGAN developers updated the species mapping for CB05 & CB6 such that no emitted VOCs are mapped to ALDX, TOL, XYL. They could delete output of these CB species to make the output files more compact.
  • MEGAN3 seems to have a broader diurnal profile of isoprene emission rates than BEIS (starts producing isoprene earlier and ends later; see slides 5 and 6 of https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LXEQNHBoFtB17x90TDMQel3cy3SOwykX/view?usp=sharing ). This was seen with MEGAN2.10 as well. Is this a function of how MEGAN interprets solar radiation?
    • MEGAN developers acknowledged a different canopy model setup could be the source of the differences
  • When using isoprene flux measurements be sure to bin the measurements based on wind direction
  • MEGAN has a soil moisture adjustment for isoprene emissions
    • If dry, isoprene emissions will be lower
    • Same approach for all veg types for this ISOP adjustment
  • GAEPD maps shown; suggest flip the percent difference plots so no yellow or less yellow
  • Isoprene flux measurements discussed
    • July 2016 data but need wind data in moles/s/cm2
  • May 2016 BEIS3 data on Colorado State ftp site may be corrupt
    • Need to check this soon

Action Items

  • Action Item: Check May 2016 BEIS3 data on Colorado St ftp site (Vukovich)
  • Action Item: Obtain associated wind data for isoprene flux measurements (Boyer)
  • Action Item: Test running MEGANv3 with soil moisture adjustment for isoprene emissions (Boyer)
  • Action Item: See if gridded landuse for MEGANv3 can now be created (Boyer, Vukovich)
  • Action Item: Attempt to quantify the impact of the solar radiation differences in models (Kosty)
  • Action Item: Improve difference and percent difference maps for emissions densities (GA EPD)
  • Action Item: Continue to investigate the implementation of updated landuse for Arizona in both models (PA Region, Vukovich, Boyer)

April 17, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ) Brian Sullins (Alabama DEM), Byeong Kim (GA EPD), Miranda Kosty (TCEQ),Susanne Cotty (PA Region), Tom Moore (Westar-WRAP), Jeremy Avise (CARB), Jiang Majong (CARB)

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Review Minutes from Last Call
  • Accessing MEGANv3 and BEIS3 2016 data for May-Sept via Coloradost.edu site (Vukovich)
  • TCEQ MEGAN3-BEIS3 QA to date ppt (Kosty and Boyer)
  • Using Texas A&M code issues to look at hybrid BEIS3/MEGAN model results (Boyer)
  • Period of time to QA (Survey sent out recently)
  • Next call scheduled for May 15 at 330PM ET

Minutes/Notes

  • Reviewed Action Items from last call
    • PAMS data has isoprene observations (Jeremy provided info)
    • LADCO and other agencies who will be doing AQ modeling at some point are aware that BEIS3 and MEGANv3 AQ sensitivity modeling is needed
    • GAEPD provided 2016 ozone report that is on the workgroup's Google Drive
  • MEGANv3 and BEIS3 gridded emissions are now available via a Colorado State
    • Contact Rodger Ames at Rodger.Ames@colostate.edu to get access to data
  • Boyer (TCEQ) obtained the MEGANv2-BEIS3 hybrid code from Texas A&M
    • In order to use this code for MEGANv3, software modifications are needed
    • CARB indicated that this Texas A&M code was used because MEGANv2 estimates could not be used in their estimation but this code allowed for a hybrid approach
    • Recommendation at this time is to table this code for possible future use but we do not have time to do hybrid modeling at this time
  • Kosty and Boyer (TCEQ) presented QA/comparisons for MEGANv3-BEIS3 for month of July 2016
    • Workgroup discussion included differences in diurnal profile of isoprene; investigation needed
      • MEGANv3 emissions start earlier and end later vs. BEIS3
      • CARB asked if TCEQ used stress adjustments in MEGANv3 run
        • TCEQ did not; CARB indicated that this functionality is new and they have done some sensitivities with it but not used it in modeling
        • Workgroup should learn more about these adjustments but no plan to use them in 2016 modeling at this time
    • Workgroup thought differences in LAI and landuse used in the two models needs to be investigated
      • Unsure how to extract landuse info out of MEGANv3 to compare vs. BELD4 (BEIS3 input)
    • Tom Moore will contact Ramboll about answering our MEGANv3 questions
    • Boyer to compile list of MEGANv3 questions from workgroup to give to Ramboll/MEGANv3 staff
    • MEGANv3 is in general is higher than BEIS3 for most states in July
      • Could be landuse, emissions factor or use of meteorological data differences
    • Boyer trying to obtain isoprene flux measurements from MN contact
    • Will need EPA ORD involved for BEIS3/BELD4 questions that come up
    • MEGANv3 does some sort of a MODIS-adjustment to landuse for urban areas; need more info
    • QA of more months needed
  • Survey about which months to evaluate available; please complete ASAP
  • Next call scheduled for May 15 at 330PM ET

Action Items

  • Action Item: MEGANv3 and BEIS3 gridded emissions are now available via a Colorado State (ALL)
    • Contact Rodger Ames at Rodger.Ames@colostate.edu to get access to data
  • Action Item: Workgroup discussion included differences in diurnal profile of isoprene; investigation needed (Vukovich, Boyer)
  • Action Item: Workgroup should learn more about veg stress adjustments in MEGANv3 (read documentation and ask Ramboll)
  • Action Item: Workgroup thought differences in LAI and landuse used in the two models needs to be investigated (TCEQ, EPA, ask Ramboll)
  • Action Item: Tom Moore will contact Ramboll about answering our MEGANv3 questions
    • Boyer to compile list of MEGANv3 questions from workgroup to give to Ramboll/MEGANv3 staff
  • Action Item: Boyer to obtain isoprene flux measurements from MN contact
  • Action Item: QA of more months needed (ALL)
  • Action Item: Survey about which months to evaluate available; please complete ASAP (ALL)

March 20, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ),

Byeong Kim (GA EPD), Miranda Kosty (TCEQ), Stephen Coe (Montana),

Agenda

  • BEIS3 update (Vukovich)
  • MEGANv3 update (Boyer)
  • MEGANv2.1 simulation for 2016 possible?
  • WRF meteorological evaluation update
  • Who will carry out QA and associated evaluation?
  • Next call April 17

Minutes/Notes

  • Review minutes from last call
    • WRF evaluation by USEPA still ongoing; expect it by next call
    • Jeremy Avise provided Texas A&M paper on MEGAN-BEIS3 paper
      • Doug Boyer to followup about possibly obtaining code used for that paper
  • Moved future calls to 330PM ET on third Tuesday each month
  • QA steps assembled doc was discussed
    • try to use similar software at different organizations to do these QA steps
  • All agree need AQ modeling to help evaluate biogenic emissions datasets
  • Doug Boyer (TCEQ) is tracking down sources of 2016 isoprene measurements (fluxes?) through Michigan and Minnesota contacts
  • LADCO is going to be doing some AQ simulations some point soon for 2016
    • Jeff will see if they have interest in MEGANv3 data to possibly do a sensitivity run with both biogenic models
  • TCEQ indicated they will be doing some 2016 regional haze modeling at some point possibly this year
  • Discussed focusing on 4 to 5 week-long episodes that saw high O3 events
    • Byeong (GA) provided dates during call
    • GA will provide a daily report generated by his group that briefly summarizes O3 events in 2016
    • We have possible dates from TCEQ, Arizona, GA, EPA
    • Will ask CARB if they have dates of interest
    • Will use Doodle poll to finalize the selection of these dates
    • if time permits, can look at more episodes
  • Byeong (GA) wants to get access to MEGANv3 and BEIS3 output files
    • EPA will see about setting up a way to exchange these files with GA/TX/USEPA
  • Vukovich gave an update on BEIS3 documentation and input data now available on Google Drive
  • Boyer gave an update on MEGANv3
    • MEGANv3 annual simulation complete
    • Fixed NOx EF bug
    • Possible that MEGANv3 gets updated this year
    • Vukovich wanted to more info on MEGANv3 input landuse
    • TCEQ may look into ways to display/share MEGANv3 emissions factors and leaf-area-index info
  • Byeong raised question about the differences in how solar radiation is treated in both models
  • Vukovich indicated he would look into running MEGANv2.1 for 2016 for comparison
  • MEGANv3 source code is available to the workgroup

Action Items

  • Future meetings 330PM ET on third Tuesday of month
  • Boyer (TCEQ) to contact Texas A&M Wang 2017 paper about obtaining source code used to input BEIS3 emissions factors into MEGAN
  • Vukovich (USEPA) to ask CARB about 2016 monitoring data that can help with model evaluation
  • Vukovich to talk to LADCO about using MEGANv3 in their upcoming 2016 AQ modeling runs
  • Byeong to provide GAEPD report about 2016 ozone season
  • EPA to find a ftp site solution for GA-TCEQ-EPA and others in workgroup to share model output data
  • Use poll to finalize 4 to 5 week-long episodes to focus our emissions comparisons
  • Boyer to provide gridded landuse info used in MEGANv3
  • TCEQ and EPA to begin coordinating QA efforts with GAEPD and others participating

February 20, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ),

Brian Sullins (Alabama DEM), Miranda Kosty (TCEQ), Susanne Cotty (PA Region), Tom Moore (Westar-WRAP), Jeremy Avise (CARB), Jiang Majong (CARB)

Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Review Minutes from Kickoff Call
  • BEIS3 update (Vukovich)
  • MEGANv3 update (Boyer)
  • List of possible QA steps from members
  • MEGANv2.1 simulation for 2016 possible?
  • Other agenda items

Minutes/Notes

  • Review minutes from last call
  • Action Items from last call addressed/reviewed:
    • WRF evaluation tech memo still a work in progress; will be available soon
    • BEIS3 tech memo (Vukovich) almost ready for workgroup to examine
    • CARB provide MEGAN comparison time series plots to the work group
    • QA steps were received from TCEQ and USEPA
    • Soil/fertilization NOx investigation added to the workgroup charge document
  • Vukovich gave an update on the BEIS3 model QA and documentation
  • Boyer (TCEQ) provided an update on MEGANv3: processed for specific days in July 2016 (July 17-19)
    • TCEQ mentioned that other days in 2016 could be examined
    • EPA provided BEIS3 output for these days as well
    • TCEQ and CARB have had some contact with Alex Guenther (author of MEGAN)
    • TCEQ found that nitric oxide emissions were = 0 in MEGANv3
      • PhD student is working on new soil NOx WRF-CHEM-MEGAN version
      • Then will move this algorithm to MEGANv3 as well
      • Timing of this new soil NOx algorithm being available in MEGANv3 unknown
      • MEGANv3 may only have been evaluated in Texas region due to funding limitations
      • Discussion regarding concerns about MEGANv3 (pretty early version); Soil NOx algorithm issues
    • TCEQ listed some options with MEGANv3
      • options run MEGANv3 not use soil NOx, use MEGANv3 + BEIS NO
      • Run MEGANv2.1 for another option since MEGANv3 status unknown
  • Group mentioned that biogenic emissions modeling evaluations include running the AQ model
  • Discussion on landuse improvements; Pima Co can provide updated landuse data maybe this summer
  • Tom Moore wanted to know if there are possible eco-region landuse improvements available
  • Discussion about number of landuse types in BEIS3 and MEGANv3 and how to map them to landuse datasets

Action Items

  • Action Item: Vukovich to assemble list of QA steps into document and provide to workgroup for further examination/edits
  • Action Item: WRF evaluation tech memo will be forwarded to workgroup when it becomes available (USEPA)
  • Action Item: BEIS3 tech memo and BEIS3 input data to be shared with workgroup (USEPA)
  • Action Item: Workgroup to provide a list of days/weeks that we should focus on where perhaps elevated ozone occurred in your region
  • Action Item: Jeremy to ask Alex Guenther about our timeline; MEGANv3 updates (soil NOx only update?)
  • Action Item: CARB and TCEQ to investigate if they can run MEGANv2.1 (USEPA may be backup plan)
  • Action Item: Jeff to ask AQMG about air quality modeling plans for year 2016
  • Action Item: Vukovich to ask EPA ORD about eco-region updates or any other possible upcoming landuse updates
  • Action Item: CARB to try track down the MEGAN mapping to BEIS3 landuse paper (TX A&M)

Next Call: Tues Mar 20, 2PM EST

January 23, 2018

Attendees

Co-leads: Jeff Vukovich (USEPA), Doug Boyer (TCEQ),

Brian Sullins (Alabama DEM), Byeong Kim (GA EPD), Miranda Kosty (TCEQ), Stephen Coe (Montana), Susanne Cotty (PA Region), Sylvia Vanderspek (CARB), Tom Moore (Westar-WRAP), Jeremy Avise (CARB), Jiang Majong (CARB)

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Collaboration mission: Develop a year 2016 Emissions Modeling Platform
  • Review draft Charge Document for the Workgroup
  • BEIS3: 2016 emissions available
  • MEGAN version 3 - new version and plans
  • Need to set up regular meeting times for workgroup

Minutes/Notes

  • Overview of WG, 2016 EMP, and member introductions completed
    • Members were from states of CA, AZ, MT, GA, AL, TX, WRAP
      • members had various types of experience with biogenic emissions and AQ modeling
  • Reviewed Biogenic WG charge document
    • Discussion centered around the need to find field studies or sources of monitoring data to help with evaluation
      • Field studies: ORD
      • CARB (Jeremy): 2011 ISOP airborne monitoring campaign. Carried out comparisons with MEGANv2 and MEGANv3
      • NASA DISCOVER studies: data may be useful
    • Need list of QA steps for analyzing biogenic emissions datasets
    • Add investigation of fertilizer-nitric oxide (NO) emissions to charge document
    • Should we be concerned about Urban vegetation for biogenic emissions?
      • MEGAN has extra modeling step for incorporating urban veg (LAI incorporated)
    • Modeling resolution of 12km for this workgroup; some states may want to go to 4km
    • Request for evaluation tech doc of the 2016 WRF simulation
    • Tom Moore (WRAP) and Jeremy Avise (CARB) provided various biogenic emissions references for the workgroup to examine when possible.
  • Jeff Vukovich gave an overview of the BEIS3 simulation already carried out for year 2016
    • Technical documentation will be available soon on the BEIS3 simulation
    • Annual simulation at 12km resolution was completed for Carbon Bond 6 AQ modeling
  • Doug Boyer gave an overview of the MEGANv3
    • TCEQ sent the drives to LADCO to get MCIP data for 2016
    • See all the MEGANv3 tech docs Doug has provided on Biogenics WG Google site
    • GA and USEPA: would like to see April-October emissions from MEGANv3
  • Will have monthly conference calls on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2PM EST

Action Items

  • Members send list of QA steps they use when analyzing biogenic emissions datasets. Please provide these QA steps to the co-chairs by Friday February 9, 2018 (all possible WG members)
  • CARB to send plots of their MEGAN/BEIS3 related work (Jeremy)
  • Add fertilizer investigation to charge document (Vukovich)
  • Investigate if a model evaluation tech doc exists for the year 2016 WRF simulation conducted by USEPA (Vukovich, USEPA)
  • Provide MEGANv3 results for July 2016 or some part of July by next call (Boyer)
  • Provide BEIS3 technical documentation of the 2016 modeling (Vukovich)
  • Workgroup members are encouraged to review all MEGANv3 and BEIS3 documentation/results provided before this kickoff call and after the call (All WG members)