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Brainstorming session general comments

General Themes • Remote sensing • Data accessibility/usability • Modeling: global scale vs. national vs. regional vs. urban (especially for air toxics) • NEI improvements by utilizing remote sensing and satellite data • Wetland emissions (both NO3 and NO2) for fertilization practices • Field measurements to detect impacts of climate change Other discussion points Russ: We need better inputs to really get good model ...more »

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emission and impacts of agriculture

Carry Crogan:

Monitor a farm site to understand impacts of intensive agriculture on animal health, human health, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, and soil quality. At this site, put in a remediation and quantify the quantify benefits. A mobile laboratory would be helpful, as would a DOAS for open path ammonia measurements across a wide area of a farm.

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Coupled air, water hydrology models

Jesse Bash: Couple biogeochemical, hydrological and air-quality models to provide estimates of climate change and/or policy change impacts on the nitrogen and carbon cycles. Couple this modeling system with inverse modeling tools to identify the future land use/energy use scenarios that minimize deleterious human and ecosystem health outcomes and economic costs. This is critical to address biofuels -- need to look ...more »

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Combine GPS human activity &air quality for on the go advisories

Mike Breen

Apply new technologies for exposure analysis: combine GPS data for activity information, measure air concentrations, collect health data (heart rate, blood pressure), collect climate variables, then on the fly calculate risks and notify people if they are in danger, all using off the shelf technology.

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Start evaluating AQ methods in the laboratory not the field

Michael Lewandowski: Move to 'on campus' testing and development of measurement techniques. In depth testing is available in several labs in RTP, including NRMRL operated combustion sources in the high-bay, the dynomometer in basement (and other EPA dyno facilities), and the NERL run smog chamber facilities. These systems can provide varied and potentially quite complex test mixtures (both gas-phase and aerosol-phase) ...more »

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Need for global air quality models

Russ Bullock: Interactions between air quality (AQ) and climate are not isolated to any region, they are global. To address the effects of air quality policy on climate change, a global scope is required. Many air pollutants are distributed globally. The effect of climate change on their behavior can only be assessed with a global aspect. A one-atmosphere modeling strategy is not fully implemented by simulating ...more »

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