MANE-VU and the Midwest-RPO sponsored a “science meeting” in Timonium, Maryland on July 10-11, 2007. The meeting focused on airborne organic carbon particulate matter.

The Science Meeting focused on airborne organic carbon particulate matter. The meeting goal was to present current science that can be used to inform policy. Expert presenters addressed topics such as the modeling of secondary organic aerosol, source apportionment, measurement of atmospheric organic carbon, the contribution of transportation sources, and the challenge of distinguishing between biogenic and anthropogenic carbon.

Discussion periods allowed policy makers and scientists to exchange ideas that clarify the impact of the science on policy decisions.

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Final Agenda
Updated: July 20, 2007

Science Meeting Summaries:

New Meeting Highlights

Recap of Lessons Learned by Participants

Opening Remarks
Susan S.G. Wierman, MARAMA

Overview of Science and Policy Issues Related to Organic Carbon
John Graham, NESCAUM

Source Apportionment of Particulate Matter in Atlanta –
Mei Zheng, Georgia Institute of Technology

Effects of Semivolatile Emissions and Photochemical Aging on Urban and Regional Primary and Secondary Organic Aerosol Concentrations
Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University

Regional Haze and Earth System Science
Russell Dickerson, University of Maryland

What do Molecular Markers tell us about the Sources of Organic Carbon
Monica Mazurek, Rutgers University

Research on Tracer Compounds for Secondary Organics
Tad Kleindienst, US EPA

What is the Track Record for Continuous EC/OC Analyses?
George Allen, NESCAUM (updated 01/02/08)

Lidar and Satellite Imaging of Ambient Particulate
Ray Hoff, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Emission from Ships
James Corbett, University of Delaware

New York Vehicle Chase Study
Ken Demerjian, SUNY Albany

OTAQ Kansas City Study of High Emitting Vehicles
Gene Tierney, USEPA

Use of Aetheolometer and TEOM Data to Pinpoint Emission Sources
Donna Kenski, LADCO

The Contribution of Biomass Combustion to Ambient Particulate Organic Carbon
Jeff Collett, Colorado State University

The Use of Carbon Isotope Analysis to Distinguish the Contribution of Biogenic and Anthropogenic Carbon
Bill Malm, NPS Air Resource Division, Colorado State University

The Effect of Fine Particulate on Health
Ronald White, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Analysis of the Baltimore Supersite Data
John Ondov, University of Maryland

LADCO Modeling Update
Kirk Baker, LADCO

Carbon Analyses in VISTAS Region for PM and Haze
Pat Brewer, VISTAS

NYDEC PM Modeling
Gopal Sistla, NY DEC

MANE-VU PM and Haze
Gary Kleiman, NESCAUM