PMDETAIL

Particulate Matter Deterministic & Empirical Tagging & Assessment of Impacts on Levels




The 3-year PMDETAIL project, funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), will quantify the impact of prescribed and other fire sources on particulate matter (characterized as PM2.5 and PM10) 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 2011. 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 Smoke's Contribution to Ozone (DEASCO3).

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Project Documents

Second International Smoke Symposium Workshop:
    DEASCO3 Results PDF
    PMDETAIL Results PDF
    WRAPTools Overview PDF
Technical Memoranda Addressing Project Hypotheses:
    Hypotheses 1 and 2 PDF
    Hypothesis 3 PDF
    Hypothesis 4 PDF
Development of Organic Compound Emission Inventories for Volatility Basis Set-Based Chemical Transport Models: PDF
2011 CAMx PSAT SOAP and VBS Model Simulation Specifications (PSAT11x): PDF
2011 CAMx PSAT Model Simulation Specifications (PSAT11): PDF
2008 CAMx PSAT Model Simulation Animations (Base08d):
    Emissions, 36km and 12km
    Fire Source Apportionment, 36km and 12km
2008 CAMx PSAT Model Simulation Specifications: PDF
Laboratory Pilot Test Results for Biomass Burning Markers from IMPROVE Filters, Memo: PDF and Data PDF
Changes to the emissions inventory methodology: PDF
Development of a Source-Resolved Version of PMCAMx for the Improved Simulation of Biomass Burning Organic Aerosol: PDF
Development of Organic Compound Emission Inventories for Volatility Basis Set-Based Chemical Transport Models: PDF
Technical Proposal to JFSP: PDF

Relevant Links

CAMx Homepage: Link
Journal article describing CAMx VBS module: Link