Coordinated US Initiative on Emissions Research Dec 4, 2009 Boulder, Colorado. NEI Perspective. US EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards Emissions Inventory and Analysis Group Marc Houyoux ([email protected]) Lee Tooly (tooly.lee@ epa.gov). NEI Perspective.
EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI)
Data coverage: space / time/ species
Distribution and use / international focus
NEI data improvements
Emissions modeling – post processing
Status of EPA’s emission modeling platforms
Summary of key interests
<Emissions Inventory System> EIS
Trading and accounting system will be housed elsewhere
Available Dec 2010
Summary of key interests:
Can NOAA activities be translated into improvements for global inventories?
The interactions between climate policy and existing/ planned air quality programs are driving the need for global analyses, as well as potential that international emissions play in attainment of U.S. air quality goals.
Focus on black carbon and background ozone.
i.e., Need to better understand black carbon: