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Project Information

Project Information


Review of the BOEM "Air Quality Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico Study"


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee will conduct an independent review of the “Air Quality Modeling in the Gulf of Mexico Study.” The review will provide an overall critique of the study and address the following questions:

  • Does the study meet its stated goals?
  • Does the study accurately reflect the scientific literature? Are there any critical content areas missing from the study?
  • Are the data inputs to modeling analyses reasonable, well documented and adequately supported by existing literature?
  • Are the approaches to quantitative modeling reasonable, well documented and adequately supported by existing literature?
  • Are the findings documented in a consistent, transparent and credible way?
  • Is the study consistent with guidelines in Appendix W of 40 CFR part 51 (USEPA)?

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-BASCPR-18-02

Project Duration (months): 8 month(s)

RSO: Thomas, Katherine C

Topic(s):

Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/27/2019

Armistead G. Russell - (Chair)
Armistead Russell is the Howard T. Tellepsen Chair and Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, where his research is aimed at better understanding the dynamics of air pollutants at urban and regional scales and assessing their impacts on health and the environment to develop approaches to design strategies to effectively improve air quality. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, conducting his research at Caltech’s Environmental Quality Laboratory. His B.S. is from Washington State University. Dr. Russell was a member of EPA’s Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC) and a member of the National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and he continues to serve on associated committees. He chaired the CASAC NOx-SOx, Secondary NAAQS review panel, the Ambient Air Monitoring Methods Subcommittee, and the Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis’ Air Quality Modeling Subcommittee, and was on the Health Effects Institute’s Report Review Committee.
Kiran Bhaganagar
Kiran Bhaganagar is an Associate Professor, Program Director, and Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio. In the past 15 years Bhaganagar established herself as an expert in the area of turbulent simulations and computational fluid dynamics. Bhaganagar has developed an expertise in the interdisciplinary areas of computational fluid dynamics, atmospheric and environmental flows, sensing technology, aerial drones and chemical gases. In 2017, Dr. Bhaganagar received the American Physics Society Women Physicist Award. She received her Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2001.
Bartholomew E. Croes
Bart Croes is the retired Chief of the Research Division for the California Air Resources Board, with former responsibilities for California’s ambient air quality standard reviews; health, environmental justice, exposure, atmospheric processes, and emissions research; indoor air quality program; short-lived climate pollutant science; and mitigation of high global warming potential gases. He served on the National Academies’ Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter, and the Committee on Energy Futures and Air Pollution in Urban China and the United States, a joint collaboration between the National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. Mr. Croes has been a peer reviewer for the National Academies’, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous journals, and received the Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing from the Journal of Geophysical Research. He has published peer-reviewed articles on air quality simulation modeling, emission inventory evaluation, reactivity-based VOC controls, toxic air contaminants, acid deposition, the weekend effect for ozone and PM, air quality data analysis and trends, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change impacts on California. He received an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Caltech in 1979.
Joost de Gouw
Joost de Gouw is a Professor in the the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After a postdoctoral appointment with the University of Colorado in Boulder, and a research faculty appointment with the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research of the University of Utrecht, he joined CIRES in 2001 and worked as a Research Scientist with the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory for 17 years. In 2018, he became a Faculty Member with CIRES and is continuing his research on the campus of CU Boulder. Joost received his Masters and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands in 1990 and 1994, respectively.
Robert Yamartino
Robert Yamartino is an internationally recognized expert on the development of specialized air quality models. During his 33 years of professional experience, he has developed and evaluated plume, puff, Lagrangian particle, and Eulerian grid models applicable to a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. He has made modeling contributions on such diverse topics as reactive plumes, surface depletion of plumes, urban ozone, acidic deposition, high-fidelity numerical advection, low wind speed dispersion, concentration fluctuations, hybrid source-receptor analyses, street canyon and garage ventilation, airport air quality, and turbulence statistics. Dr. Yamartino received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1974 from Stanford University, and his B.S. in Physics/Math from Tufts University in 1970.
Qi Ying
Qi Ying joined the Civil Engineering Department at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013. Dr. Ying's research focuses on the development of modeling tools to quantify (1) source contributions to gaseous and particulate air pollutants, (2) secondary organic aerosols, and (3) health impacts of air pollution. Dr. Ying’s research is funded by state and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Dr. Ying is an editor of Aerosol and Air Quality Research. He has published 106 peer-reviewed journal articles which have been cited for ~2675 times. Dr. Ying has chaired seven doctoral committees, eight master's committees, and served on 38 others. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2004.
Katherine C. Thomas - (Staff Officer)

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rita Gaskins
Contact Email:  rgaskins@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2597

Agenda
Agenda

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Description :   

Committe bias and conflict discussion


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Michael Hudson
Contact Email:  mhudson@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2583

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kiran Bhaganagar
Joost de Gouw
Bart Croes
Ted Russell
Robert Yamartino
Qi Ying

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee bias and conflict discussion

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 01, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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Publications

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