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AQUARIUS (AIR QUALITY IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop

In recent decades, overall particulate matter (PM) concentrations have declined in the U.S. as a result of regulatory policies. However, in several basins in the western U.S., wintertime PM concentrations have not experienced similar levels of improvement. This suggests that current regulatory actions may not be effectively targeting the appropriate precursor emissions and that there is a gap in our understanding of how the unique boundary layer meteorology and complex chemical processes interact to produce these elevated PM conditions. In addition, the PM precursor emissions are co-emitted with greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are of interest to urban policy makers and for which cities have active mitigation plans in place. It is vital to understand how the atmospheric chemistry, boundary layer meteorology, and GHG gas mitigation plans will impact air quality in the future.

The AQUARIUS (Air Quality in the Western US) workshop on September 25-26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT will focus on a future aircraft campaign in the winter of 2021/2022 to investigate wintertime PM in mountain basins of the western U.S.  This workshop is jointly funded by the NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program and the NOAA Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate and Carbon Cycle Program.


 The goals of the workshop will be to:

  • Identify measurements and the robust critical core airborne capabilities needed to enhance the fundamental understanding of wintertime PM within persistent cold air pools (PCAPs) including the oxidation chemistry, aerosol thermodynamics and interactions between atmospheric chemistry and meteorology within wintertime PCAPs.
  • Identify measurements needed to constrain the emission ratios between PM precursors and GHGs across western basins with different levels of urbanization and agriculture.
  • Identify emission inventories in need of constraint to improve and evaluate chemical transport models of wintertime PCAPs.
  • Organize the community of researchers to develop a plan of action to coordinate efforts to address these needs.

After the workshop, the organizing committee will write a white paper outlining the scope and plan for the future aircraft and ground-based field campaign.


This workshop is jointly funded by the NSF Atmospheric Chemistry Program (Award Number 1912664) and the NOAA Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate and Carbon Cycle Program (Award Number NA19OAR4310078).

SEPTEMBER 25 - 26, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Registration
Deadline: August 23, 2019

Register Here

PROPOSAL

The workshop proposal outlining the scientific rationale for the AQUARIUS project can be viewed here:

WORKSHOP PROPOSAL

Agenda

An agenda outlining the conference can be found here:

Agenda

additional Information

Lodging

University Guest House

Most participants will be lodging at the University Guest House

110 Fort Douglas Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
801-587-1000
 

ONLINE BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Group Web Reservations System can be accessed here

Group Name: Aquarius Workshop
Meeting: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019

Group ID: 15752

Venues

Okazaki Community Meeting Room

The conference portions of the workshop will be at the Okazaki Community Meeting Room in the College of Social Work’s Wilford W. and Dorothy P. Goodwill Humanitarian Building.

College of Social Work
395 S 1500 E #111
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-6192
 

University of Utah Campus Map: College of Social Work


 
Jewish Community Center

The poster session of the conference will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00PM - 7:00PM at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). Poster dimensions are listed in the Presentations section below. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Following the poster session, dinner will be provided.

2 North Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
801-581-0098
 

 


Transit

Driving directions:
UTah transit Authority (UTA)

Salt Lake City has light rail (TRAX) and bus service through UTA (801) 287-4636. Find route info and transit planner at http://rideuta.com

Note: Comprehensive details for transit options to the hotel and venues coming soon.

Getting Around Salt Lake City

Salt Lake is laid out on a simple grid system. If you think of it in terms of longitude and latitude, the zero-point in Salt Lake City is Temple Square. Virtually every address in the city has a set of two coordinates telling how far east or west and how far north or south it is from Temple Square (or the corner of Main and South Temple Streets to be exact). Although an address such as 682 East 400 South may look strange to you, just remember that it simply describes a location on the grid. Consequently, both “halves” of the address (“682 East” and “400 South”) are equally significant, the second half being the street name and the first half being a specific point on that street. Even streets with names (Harvard Avenue, for instance) also have a numbered “coordinate.” If you were looking for Harvard Avenue, it would be helpful for you to know that its coordinate is 1175 south. Read more here

 Agenda

Conference Topics:
  • Session 1: Goals of Conference
  • Session 2: PM formation -  Gas phase precursors (VOC, Ammonia, Nitrogen compounds)
  • Session 3: PM chemical composition
  • Session 4: Integration of GHG measurements
  • Session 5: Meteorology-Chemistry Coupling
  • Session 6: International Perspectives: PM challenges from around the world

There will also be an optional field trip to the Wasatch Mountains on Friday, September 27, 2019

AGENDA

Presentations

Poster Presentations

The poster session of the conference will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 6:00PM - 7:00PM at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). Poster dimensions are listed in the Presentations section below. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Following the poster session, dinner will be provided.

Poster dimensions are limited to 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall.

Oral PRESENTATIONS

All workshop presentations will be accessible after the Workshop.

Expected Behavior

  • All participants are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other participants.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert AQUARIUS organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue and hotels.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions.

Consequences

  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  • AQUARIUS organizers or University of Utah security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning.
  • Other consequences as set forth by professional societies such as the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy, as applicable.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify an AQUARIUS organizer.
  • Notification should be done by contacting an AQUARIUS organizer on site or by emailing your concern to Gannet.Hallar@utah.edu or Logan.Mitchell@utah.edu.
  • Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to call 911.

Remote Viewing

There will be an option for those who cannot attend, to watch the conference online via ZOOM. 

Name Institution Department Title/Role
Alexander Jacques University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate
Amy Sullivan Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Research Scientist
Archana Dayalu Atmospheric and Environmental Research Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition Senior Research Associate
Becky Alexander University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor
Ben Fasoli University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Research Associate
Ben Murphy US EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory Physical Scientist - CMAQ Model Developer
Bill Simpson University of Alaska Fairbanks Chemistry and Biochemistry / Geophysical Institute Professor
Binod Pokharel Utah State University Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate Postdoc
Brian McDonald NOAA/CIRES   Research Scientist
Carrie Womack CIRES / NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division Research Scientist
Chris Cappa University of California, Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor
Chris Pennell State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality Manager; Technical Analysis Section
Dana Caulton University of Wyoming Atmospheric Science Assistant Professor
Daniel Mendoza University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences, Pulmonary Medicine Research Assistant Professor
Delphine Farmer Colorado State University Chemistry Associate Professor
Derek Price University of Colorado - Boulder Department of Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Associate
Derek Mallia University of Utah Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences Postdoc 
Emily Fischer Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Associate Professor
Eric Keim The Aerospace Corporation Imaging Spectroscopy Department Associate Director
Erik Crosman West Texas A&M University Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor
Frank Flocke NCAR ACOM  
Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor
Haichao Wang Peking University College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Postdoctor
Heather Holmes University of Nevada, Reno Physics Assistant Professor
Hendrik Fuchs Forschungszentrum Juelich IEK-8  
Holly Oldryod University of California, Davis Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor
Huy Tran Utah State University Bingham Research Center Sr. Research Scientist
James Kelly US EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards Scientist
Jaron Hansen Brigham Young University  Chemistry and Biochemistry  Professor 
Jennifer Murphy University of Toronto Chemistry Professor
Jenny Hand Colorado State University CIRA Senior Scientist
Jochen Stutz UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor
Joel Thornton University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor
John Horel University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Professor, Chair
John Lin University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Professor
Joost de Gouw University of Colorado Boulder CIRES Professor
Katherine Saad The Aerospace Corporation Imaging Spectroscopy Research Scientist
Keding Lu Peking University College of Environmental Science and Engineering Professor/Deputy Dean
Kelley Barsanti University of California, Riverside Chemical and Environmental Engineering Assoc. Professor
Kenneth Mooney NOAA Climate Program Office Federal Program Officer
Kerri Pratt University of Michigan Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor
Kerry Kelly University of Utah Chemical Engineering Assistant Professsor
Kristy Weber State of Utah Division of Air Quality Air Quality Modeler
Lauren Garofalo Colorado State University Chemistry/Atmospheric Science Postdoctoral Researcher
Lelia Hawkins Harvey Mudd College Chemistry Associate Professor of Chemistry
Lexie Wilson Utah Division of Air Quality Technical Analysis section Air Quality Researcher & Project Manager/Environmental Scientist
Logan Mitchell University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Research Assistant Professor
Maria Garcia University of Utah Atmospheric Science Research Scientist
Matthew Landis U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development Senior Scientist
McKenzie Skiles University of Utah Geography Assistant Professor
Megan Christiansen University of Iowa Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Graduate Student
Monika Kopacz
NOAA
Climate Program Office AC4 Program Manager
Nakul Karle University of Texas at El Paso Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate
Nancy Daher
Utah Division of Air Quality
  Air Quality Modeler and Researcher
Pablo Saide UCLA
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
 
Qi Zhang University of California at Davis Environmental Toxicology Professor
Rachel Edie Utah Department of Environmental Quality  Division of Air Quality Environmental Scientist III
Randy Martin Utah State Univeristy Civil & Env. Eng./Utah Water Research Lab Assoc. Res. Prof.
Rodney Weber Georgia Tech Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor
Ronald Cohen University of California, Berkeley Chemistry Professor
Roya Bahreini University of California, Riverside Environmental Sciences Associate Prof.
Russell Long U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development Research Chemist
Ryan Thalman Snow College Chemistry Associate professor
Ryan Bares University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Lab Manager
Sebastian Hoch University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Research Assistant Professor
Shane Murphy University of Wyoming Atmospheric Science Associate Professor
Shannon Capps Drexel University Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Eng Assistant Professor
Stephan De Wekker University of Virginia Environmental Sciences Professor
Steve Brown NOAA Chemical Sciences Division Research Scientist
Tao Wang Hong Kong Polytechnic University Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment
Timothy Bertram UW Madison Chemistry Professor
Tom Ryerson
NOAA
Chemical Sciences Division  
Tony Prenni NPS Air Resources Division Research
Toshihiro Kuwayama California Air Resources Board Research Air Resources Supervisor I
Trang Tran Utah State University Bingham Research Center Senior Researcher
Vanda Grubišić
NCAR
Earth Observing Laboratory Director NCAR EOL
Viney Aneja North Carolina State University Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor/Invited to participate
Yuyan Cui
California Air Resources Board
  Air Pollution Specialist 
Zhaoxia Pu University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Professor
Last Updated: 8/20/19