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An Overview of the Community Modeling and Analysis System. Bob Imhoff, CMAS Director Models-3 Users’ Workshop October 21, 2002. The CMAS . Established by a Grant from EPA Offices OAQPS OEI ORD Period of performance November 1, 2001 – 10/31/2005. CMAS Purpose.

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An overview of the community modeling and analysis system

An Overview of the Community Modeling and Analysis System

Bob Imhoff, CMAS Director

Models-3 Users’ Workshop

October 21, 2002


The cmas
The CMAS

  • Established by a Grant from EPA Offices

    • OAQPS

    • OEI

    • ORD

  • Period of performance

    • November 1, 2001 – 10/31/2005


Cmas purpose
CMAS Purpose

  • Perform technology transfer and support of Models-3 to the air quality community

    • Bridge segments of community

    • Grow developer and user communities

    • Information clearinghouse

    • Hub for modeling education

    • Develop and market CMAS value to become self-sufficient

    • Provide resources to the community in a cost-sharing manner



Cmas staff
CMAS Staff

  • Director Bob Imhoff

  • Outreach Coordinators Adel Hanna & Bob Imhoff

  • Research Coordinator Rohit Mathur

  • Software Development

    Coordinator Alison Eyth

  • Applications Support

    Coordinator Zac Adelman


Outreach coordinators
Outreach Coordinators

  • Develop user clientele

    • Identify state, public, and private industry needs

    • Visits and surveys

  • Promote Value

    • Market CMAS benefits

  • Establish and Foster Collaborations


Outreach coordinators continued
Outreach Coordinators - continued

  • Create active networks of collaborators

  • Liaison to regional groups, governments consultants and industry

  • Coordination of R&D and model application

  • Identify funding for solving common problems

  • Host technical conferences and workshops


Research coordinator rohit mathur
Research Coordinator-Rohit Mathur

  • Verify scientific review of Models-3 changes

    • Either peer reviewed publication, or

    • Convene review panel with 3 outside reviewers

  • Report results of testing, evaluation, and review to EAC.

  • Coordinate Models-3 Research Activities

  • Seek Collaborators for improvements and enhancements to Models-3.

  • Establish dialog with AQ modeling community to set research agenda


Software development coordinator alison eyth
Software Development CoordinatorAlison Eyth

  • Track all requests for change through process

  • Document procedures for configuration management, benchmark testing, and documentation – for approval by EAC.

  • Document procedures for revision control, documentation of model data sets, and naming conventions– for approval by EAC.

  • Software for tracking and authenticating model version used and options selected for each application.


Applications support coordinator zac adelman
Applications Support CoordinatorZac Adelman

  • Direct User Support

  • Help Desk

  • Training Class development and delivery

  • Computing resources

  • Shared-data clearinghouse

  • Application consulting

  • Model testing and integration

  • Integration of new, alternative modules

  • Port and benchmark alternative modeling platforms


External advisory committee
External Advisory Committee

  • Guide CMAS’s management.

    • Define needs and priorities

    • Advise on changing requirements

    • Set research and development agendas

    • Review activity progress

    • Make recommendations for the advancement of Models-3 science and software improvements.

  • Assist in developing a network of contacts by identifying users and other air quality programs.



Community

Name

Organization

EPA OAQPS

Mark Evangelista

EPA

EPA OEI

Darrell Winner

EPA Headquarters, OEI

EPA ORD

Gary Foley

EPA

EPA ORD, alternate

Ken Schere

EPA ORD

EPA Region

Alan Cimorelli

USEPA REGION 3


Community

Name

Organization

Expert Users

Neil Wheeler

Sonoma Technology Incorporated

Consultants

Ralph Morris

ENVIRON

Consultants

Christian Seigneur

AER

Industry

Alan Hansen

EPRI

Industry

David Chock

Ford Research Laboratory


Community

Name

Organization

Canadian

Weimin Jiang

National Research Council Canada

International

Richard Derwent

Climate Research Division, Met Office

University

Daewon Byun

University of Houston

University

Harvey Jeffries

University of North Carolina


Community

Name

Organization

Regional AQ planning

Mike Koerber

LADCO

Regional AQ planning

John Vimont

National Park Service

State Agency

Pete Breitenbach

TNRCC

State Agency

Ajith Kaduwela

CARB

State Agency

Sheila Holman

Division of Air Quality, NC DENR


Protocol development
Protocol Development

  • Protocols drafted

    • User Support

    • Intellectual Property

    • Software Development

    • Training

    • EAC Bylaws

    • CMAS Membership


Site maintenance and testing
Site Maintenance and testing

  • Site: www.cmascenter.org

  • Developed site and begun use

  • Begin user support transition from EPA website to CMAS site


Benefits of cmas membership
Benefits of CMAS Membership

  • Establish CMAS Membership Program during Year 2

  • Enhanced and Expedited support

    • Requests for data

    • Requests for assistance

    • Email and telephone support

    • Site-specific issues addressed

    • Consultation on modeling issues

    • Coordination of work between staffs

  • Reduced Cost

    • Data distribution

    • Training

    • Workshops and Conferences


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