2023 MARAMA MONITORING COMMITTEE “HYBRID” TRAINING WORKSHOP

TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

This training workshop included: roundtable discussions with member agencies; updates from EPA Region III and OAQPS; and presentations from invited speakers. Participants shared their experience meeting challenges with new air quality monitoring technology, updated data analysis and quality assurance methods, and revised regulatory requirements. Sean Nolan, PA DEP, chaired the event again this year.

AGENDA

Some of the Presentations have been shared and may be downloaded below:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023
Statistical Methods for Community Air Monitoring (Bryan Terry, PA DEP)
Data Validation Using R and RStudio (Dr. Liz Bosak, PA DEP)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2023
NOAA’s Climate Toolkit (Ned Gardiner, NOAA)
NOAA Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (Xinrong Ren, NOAA)
EPA Region 2 update (Gavin Lau, EPA Region 2)
EPA Region 3 update (Alice Chow, EPA Region 3)
Ceilometer Update (Dr. Ruben Delgado, Hampton University)
PANDORA Update (Eric Baumann, EPA ORD)
ACHD’s PAMS Experience (James T. Ciszewski, Ph.D, ACHD)
DC’s PAMS Experience (Amy Plummer, Orsat LLC)
Maryland’s PAMS Experience (Acefaw Belay, MDE)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023
Emission Factors for Crop Residue and Prescribed Fires in the Eastern US During FIREX-AQ (Dr. Katherine Travis, NASA)
State/Local Update – Phila AMS Quality Assurance Program (Meyliana Wu, Phila AMS)
2023 International Air Pollution Events (Dr. Mark Parrington, ECMWF)
2023 Canadian Wildfire Season (Richard Carr, Government of Canada)
Canadian FireWork Model Platform (Jack Chen, Environment of Canada)
2023 Forest Fire Impacts in the Mid-Atlantic (James Boyle, MDE)
NADP Update (David Gay, National Atmospheric Deposition Program)
IMPROVE Update (Scott Copeland, Colorado State University)
EPA AirNow Update (Rob Wildermann, EPA OAQPS)
AQS/AirNow Consolidation (Phil Dickerson, EPA OAQPS)
MD Lightning Round Update (Ryan Auvil, MDE)
NC Lightning Round Update (Butler, NC)
NJ Lightning Round Update (Oxley, NJDEP)
PA Lightning Round Update (Nolan, PADEP)
PHL Lightning Round Update (Mehta, Phl AMS)
VA Lightning Round Update (Turner, VA DEQ)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2023
Air Quality Forecasting in Connecticut (Amanda Fritz, CT DEEP)
MDE Data Sharing Project (Joel Dreessen, MDE)
2023 AEROMMA Study (Dr. Carsten Warneke, NOAA)
2023 CUPiDS Project (Dr. Sunil Baidar, NOAA)
2023 TEMPO Update (Dr. Aaron Naeger, NASA)
TEMPO Evaluation (Dr. Lukas Valin, EPA ORD)

 

QUESTIONS: Please contact MARAMA Training, training@marama.org or Sharon Ray, sray@marama.org