4th International Workshop on Air Quality Forecasting Research (IWAQFR)


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Wednesday 12 December                                  

Registration open from 8.00
Posters set up. Posters are displayed through the whole meeting.
All oral presentations are 15 min including questions.
Opening of Workshop (Chair: Liisa Jalkanen)

9:00 – 9:20 WMO, Dr Deon Terblanche
Environment Canada, Dr Veronique Bouchet
COST representative, Prof Alexander Baklanov
International Forecasting Perspectives 
(Co-chairs: Liisa Jalkanen and Chunhong Zhou)
9:25 Sylvie Gravel, Canada
Status and perspectives of air quality forecasting in Canada
9:40 Tijian Wang, China
Characteristics and prediction on urban and regional air quality in Yangtze River Delta of China
9:55 Alexander Baklanov, Denmark 
Online integrated meteorology-chemistry models for air quality forecasting 
(EuMetChem experience)
10:10 Marcelo Mena, Chile
Recent developments in AQF in Santiago, Chile 
10:25 Gufran Beig, India
Developing AQF system for Indian Metropol Pune under WMO/GURME pilot project

10:40 - 11:10

Health Break


Takashi Maki, Japan 
The outline of air quality operational and research activities in the Japan Meteorological Agency
11:25 David Carruthers, UK
The airTEXT operational forecasting system: model developments, model validation and public dissemination
11:40 Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 

Lunch Break 

Air Quality User Needs 
(Co-chairs Luisa Molina and Marcelo Mena)
13:30 Martin Cope, Australia
Development of a smoke management emissions and transport modelling framework
13:45 Andrew Teakles, Canada
The XM Tool project: the use of non-linear statistical models for AQF
14:00 Bill Murphey, USA
Post-analysis of exceptional events using satellite data
14:15 Bheki Sibiya, South Africa
The development of air quality modelling system at the South African Weather Service
14:30 Sam-Erik Walker, Norway
Ensemble based probabilistic forecasting of air quality in Oslo and Rotterdam
14:45 Discussion
Process Representations and Interactions with Meteorology
(Co-chairs Alexander Baklanov and Sunling Gong)
15:00 Rostislav Kouznetsov, Finland
An advanced scheme for dry deposition of aerosols in atmospheric transport models
15:15 Georg Grell, USA
A stochastic convective parameterization for a smooth transition to cloud resolving scales that includes aerosol interactions with cloud microphysics
15:30 Aniko Rakai, Hungary
Evaluation of microscale air quality modelling in idealized urban geometries with explicit building modelling

15:45 -16:15 

Health Break

16:15 -16:30 

Announcement on break-out sessions  Greg Carmichael
16:30 -18:00  Poster Session I


Thursday 13 December                                                            

Process Representations and Interactions with Meteorology (cont)
(Co-chairs Alexander Baklanov and Sunling Gong)
09:00 Chunhong Zhou, China
Multi-component aerosol activation and their impact on the cloud physics and precipitation in a heavy polluted episode
09:15 Wanmin Gong, Canada
Coupling meteorology and chemistry in GEM-MACH
09:30 Eugene Genikhovich, Russian Federation
Russian national system of air quality forecasting and managing: present status and perspectives
Emissions Forecasting Developments 
(Co-chairs Gufran Beig and Martin Cope)
09:50 Swagata Payra, India
Winter and summer time size segregated distribution of aerosols and optical properties over a site in Northwestern India
10:05 Marje Prank, Finland
An operational system for forecasting the ragweed pollen release and dispersion in Europe
10:20 Roberto San Jose, Spain
 An operational forecasting system for wildland fires over Spain using WRF-FIRE (SFIRE)

10:35 - 11:05 

Health Break and Group Photo


Claire Granier, France
Harmonization and evaluation of surface emissions at the global and regional scales and access to the datasets through the ECCAD database
11:20 Martin Steiner, Austria
Development of a new high resolution emission data base for the SLO-AUT border region and applying it with WRF-chem simulations
11:35 Mike Moran, Canada
Recent improvements to the representation of anthropogenic emissions in the Canadian operational AQF model (GEM-MACH)
11:50 Michael Sofiev, Finland
Operational integrated system for wild-land fires IS4FIRES
12:05 Discussion



Model Evaluation and Post-processing
(Co-chairs Veronique Bouchet and Mikhail Sofiev)
13:45 Sophie Cousineau, Canada
Geospatial database development for Canadian operational AQF model evaluation
14:00 Jose Baldasano, Spain
Evaluation of the AQF system CALIOPE in Spain for 2011
14:15 Lucie Bonvalet, Belgium
Validation of geostatic interpolation model by a measurement of particulate matter Validation of geostatic interpolation model by a measurement of particulate matter concentration campaign 
14:30 Alessio D’Allura, Italy
An AQF network from regional to urban scale: analysis of recent episodes in Rome and discussion of development perspectives
14:45 Xavier Francis, UK
Sensitivity of regional air quality to contributions from source emissions: a modelling study using WRF-CMAQ

15:00 - 16:00

Poster Session II and Health Break
16:00 - 17:30 Break-out Sessions

(Subjects for discussion will be provided at the meeting)



Friday 14 December                                      

Model Evaluation and Post-processing (cont)
(Co-chairs Heinke Schluenzen and Roberto San Jose)
9:00 Mari Kauhaniemi, FinlandAn operational urban scale AQF system: systematic evaluation and research needs

Pius Lee, USA
High spatial resolution AQF capability for limited domains over Eastern Texas for validation of near real-time satellite detected air pollution events

9:30 Herve Petetin, France
Novel model evaluation approach focusing on local and advected contributions to urban PM levels
9:45 Athanasios Sfetsos, Greece
An overview of the Demokritos AQF system
10:00 Joana Soares, Finland
Impact of climate change on the production and near-surface concentrations of sea salt aerosol

10:15 - 10:45

Health Break

Data Assimilation 
(Co-chairs Vincent-Henri Peuch and Georg Grell)
10:45 Sunling Gong, Canada
CMA WMO/GURME Pilot Project – NRT application to air quality forecasts
11:00 Lennart Robertson, Sweden
Operational data assimilation of dust elements by means of satellite observations
11:15 Julius Vira, Finland
Regional scale particulate matter emission estimates using satellite observations and a variational inversion method
11:30 Greg Carmichael, USA
Improving aerosol distributions below clouds by assimilating satellite-retrieved cloud droplet number
11.45-12.15  Reports from Breakout Sessions 
(Chair: Greg Carmichael)

12:15 – 13.45


13:45 - 14:30

Reports from Breakout Sessions (cont)
Open Discussion

14.30 - 15:00  

Closing remarks and 5th IWAQFR 2013