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Project ID: 12-1-08-31

Year: 2012

Date Started: 09/01/2012

Ending Date:  08/31/2015

Title: Particulate Matter Deterministic & Empirical Tagging & Assessment of Impacts on Levels (PMDETAIL)

Project Proposal Abstract: The 3-year PMDETAIL project will quantify the impact of prescribed and other fire sources on particulate matter (characterized as PM2.5 and PM10, hereafter PM) levels across the continental U.S. It will also develop new fire emissions inventories and computational modules for chemical transport models to simulate the atmospheric transformations of these emissions. The resulting models (CAMx and PMCAMx) and inventories will be evaluated against field measurements for 2002, 2008, and 2010. CAMx is a publicly available chemical transport model (CTM) used for regulatory purposes, while PMCAMx is its research version developed by the CMU team. We will leverage and significant extend emission inventory development and CAMx modeling from an ongoing JFSP study, Deterministic and Empirical Assessment of Smokes Contribution to Ozone (DEASCO3). To develop ranges of future fire impacts, we will analyze and assess the contribution of prescribed and other fire types to elevated PM episodes using the DEASCO3 and new inventories and the regulatory CAMx and research PMCAMx models from three historic years (2002, 2008, and 2010) and alternate future scenarios. PMDETAIL will deliver both regulatory assessments and investigate research-grade variations of the inventories and modeling tools and provide detailed comparisons of the two approaches in the predicted PM impacts. From the 3 historic years and 3 alternate future emission scenarios, we will identify up to 30 episode areas that capture a broad range of relationships of prescribed and other fire emissions on PM concentrations on an annual and/or 24-hour basis, with the intent of characterizing fires contribution across a wide geographic area of the continental U.S. Based on these results, we intend to publish fire emissions inventories data and results from CAMx and PMCAMx, in the form of technical products (e.g., maps, charts, tables, probability functions, etc) and as a PM exceedance vulnerability matrix or PM-EVM that rank orders the potential impact of prescribed fire emissions by location. This will enable FLMs to evaluate the effect of historic and future real-world decisions about prescribed burning and its effects on air quality in the context of both exceptional events and nonattainment SIPs for the PM standards, analogous to situations that FLMs will encounter in the future. This leveraging and coalescing of work from the JFSP-funded DEASCO3 and other JFSP projects and synergies with other regional emissions and modeling studies underway will provide comprehensive regulatory and research results for multiple historic years and alternate future scenarios of fire activity and associated emissions based on historic patterns.

Principal Investigator: Charles T. Moore Jr.

Agency/Organization: Western States Air Resources Council

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Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

Daniel G. Johnson

Western States Air Resources Council

Budget Contact

Linda M Davis

Western Governors Association

Air Quality Program

Collaborator/Contributor

Ann L. Acheson

Forest Service

WO-Air Quality Program

Collaborator/Contributor

Bret A. Anderson

Forest Service

WO-Air Quality Program

Collaborator/Contributor

Michael G. Barna

NPS-National Park Service

Air Resources Division

Collaborator/Contributor

Jeffrey L Collett

Colorado State University

Department of Atmospheric Science

Collaborator/Contributor

Mark J. Fitch

NPS-National Park Service

NIFC-National Interagency Fire Center

Collaborator/Contributor

Michael H. George

NPS-National Park Service

Intermountain Regional Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Matthew E. Mavko

Air Sciences, Inc.

Collaborator/Contributor

Ralph E. Morris

ENVIRON International Corporation

Collaborator/Contributor

Sypros N. Pandis

Carnegie Mellon University

Chemical Engineering

Collaborator/Contributor

David M. Randall

Air Sciences, Inc.

Collaborator/Contributor

Allen L. Robinson

Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Collaborator/Contributor

Amy P. Sullivan

Colorado State University

Department of Atmospheric Science

Collaborator/Contributor

John Vimont

NPS-National Park Service

Air Resources Division


Project Locations

Consortium

Alaska

Appalachian

California

Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Pacific

South

Southern Rockies

Southwest

Tallgrass


Level

State

Agency

Unit

NATIONAL

N/A


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