IMPROVE – CSN Carbon PM Monitoring Workshop University of California, Davis, CA, January 22- 24, 2008

Carbon Workshop Topics - An initial planning document for the workshop

Workshop summary notes

Action Plans Developed by Workshop Participants

Meeting agenda and participants.  Each agenda item is linked to the meeting presentation.

TimeTopicDiscussion Leader
8:00amWelcome, introductions, overviewMarc Pitchford
Organic carbon sampling artifact on quartz filters
8:30amReview of current artifact adjustment approach for IMPROVELowell Ashbaugh
8:45amReview of current artifact adjustment approach for CSN, including sampler-specific variationsJames Flanagan
9:00amEvidence for positive & negative artifactsJohn Watson
10:00amBreak 
10:15amPreliminary organic artifact conceptual modelMarc Pitchford
10:45amDiscussion of conceptual model information gaps & how to fill them with additional assessment/data (wish list)Marc Pitchford
12:15pmlunch 
1:15pmDevelopment of the action plan to fill information gaps – what, when, where, who, cost, priorityMarc Pitchford
2:15pmPossible interim approaches for coping with artifacts for IMPROVE, CSN (original sampler/analyzer & new sampler/analyzer)John Watson
2:30pmInterim approach for coping with artifacts -discussion and action plan developmentBret Schichtel & Joann Rice
3:15pmBreak 
Relating IMPROVE to CSN data sets
3:30pmReview of evidence for differences between the IMPROVE & CSN (original) carbon dataWarren White
4:00pmDiscussion of approaches to relate the two data sets and identification of information gapsNeil Frank
5:00pmAdjourn for the day 
Wednesday January 23
8:00amDevelop action plan to fill information gapsJoann Rice
8:30amInterim approach for relating the two data sets - discussion and action plan developmentNeil Frank
Relating original IMPROVE to new IMPROVE data sets
9:00amReview for evidence for a difference between the original and new data sets
Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Warren White
9:30amDiscussion of approaches to relate the two data sets and identification of information gapsJudy Chow
10:30amBreak 
10:45amDevelop action plan to fill information gapsMarc Pitchford
11:15amInterim approach for relating the two data sets - discussion and action plan developmentWarren White
Review & consolidation
11:45amReview & revise as needed action plans to fill data gaps – assign overall priorities, responsibilities, schedules and budgetsMarc Pitchford
12:45pmLunch 
1:45pmReview & revise as needed plans to implement interim approaches – assign overall priorities, responsibilities, schedules and budgetsBret Schichtel
Other Presentations
 Analysis of STN carbon field blanks, derived STN positive organic carbon artifact and analysis of IMPROVE carbon blank corrections

Bret Schichtel

 

 Carbon Measurements and AdjustmentsNeil Frank
 

A first look at the "old" TOT and "new" TOR carbon measurements from the CSN network

Supplemental material

Joan Rice