Three-State Air Quality Study Technical Committee Workshop

(all materials to be posted at:


Colorado State University – Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)



Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time


For those who can’t attend in person, use the following conference line

1-888-394-8197 and access code 299990


Goals:  Discuss study deliverables, work on modeling and Data Warehouse development, and schedule




Monday July 28th


8:30 AM  Introductions, welcome, new CIRA staff, agenda review, and order lunches – Tom Moore and all


8:45         Overview of 3SAQS technical work - Tom


9:15         Status of 3SAQS Modeling and Emissions work – Zac Adelman


Ř 2008baseB

Ř 2008-based 2020

Ř 2011baseA

Ř 2008-2011-2020 Emissions Comparison


·         Outcome(s) – desired actions from 3SAQS Technical Workgroup

o   Final review of emissions memo

o   Review of 2008baseB performance evaluation plots on DW

o   Other as needed


10:15       Break


10:30       O&G emissions reconciliation: Using 2011 v1 NEI with 3SAQS inventories in regional modeling – Zac


·         Outcome(s) – desired actions from 3SAQS Technical Workgroup

o   Review of emissions reconciliation documentation


11:15       Options to leverage available modeling resources at UNC & ENVIRON to complete Pilot Study – Zac Adelman & Ralph Morris


·         Outcome(s) – desired actions from 3SAQS Technical Workgroup

o   Review and input on options presented


~12:00 PM        Lunch on your own (for those of you not bringing your own lunch, we will have a “delivered sandwich” option that you can order and pay for a the beginning of the meeting)


12:30       2011 modeling activities - Ralph


Ř Revised 2011 Modeling Protocol complete, highlight changes from Response to Comments

Ř Review completed 2011 WRF MPE documentation


·         Outcome(s) – desired actions from 3SAQS Technical Workgroup

o   Comments on 2011 WRF MPE report


1:30         3SDW Design and User Functionality – Rodger, Cassie, Shawn, and all


1)    Overview of DW design and functionality goals

2)    Development process

a.     Stakeholder/sub-committee process description

3)    Guidance/support documentation

a.     NEPA process outline

b.     Task specific user guides

                                                                                      i.      Using the 3SAQS 2008 Modeling Platform for NEPA Modeling

                                                                                    ii.      Software Benchmarking Guidance for 3SAQS CAMx version 5.41

4)    User test cases

a.     Data request forms

                                                                                      i.      Manual, hardcopy form

                                                                                    ii.      Interactive online form

b.     Data transfer activities

c.      QA/benchmarking guidance and test case results

5)    Data organization

a.     NEPA Package Manifest

6)    Tool development and show-and-tell

a.     Dataset download page

b.     Image Browser

c.      Model-to-Observation comparison tool

d.     Emissions Review tool

e.     Monitoring data summary tools (visibility, ozone, deposition)

7)    Summary of v1 functionality expected in Sept. 2014 – Rodger Ames

8)    Summary of next steps expected in Oct-Dec 2014 and early 2015


·          Outcome(s) – desired actions from 3SAQS Technical Workgroup

o   To be outlined in Action Items below


3:00         Break


3:15         3SDW Design and User Functionality, cont.


4:30         Action items and date of next Technical Committee Workshop - Tom                                      


~5:00       Adjourn Workshop