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NASA ROSES TSS-CMAQ Design Workshop, May 12-13, 2008, CIRA
NASA has awarded a ROSES project grant to CIRA and the University of North Carolina to develop quantitative applications of satellite data for the WRAP TSS and the CMAQ air quality model. The ROSES project kickoff meeting will be held at CIRA in Fort Collins, CO from 100 to 530 on Monday May 12th and from 830 to 1230 on Tuesday May 13th.
Class I area Summary Table completed and Emissions Review Tool updated
The TSS project team has completed the following updates in support of regional haze planning:
  1. The Class I Area Summary Table is now available for each Class I area in the WRAP region. It shows the monitoring, emissions, source apportionment and visibility projections data for the Best and Worst visibility days. The table is in HTML format – easily copied and pasted into Excel. The summary table calculates metrics to support regional haze analysis by monitored and emissions species, total light extinction, and deciview.
  2. The Emissions Review Tool now displays regional emissions summaries along with individual states' data. The geographic regions summarized are the WRAP, CENRAP, Eastern US (Midwest RPO + MANE-VU + VISTAS), Canada, Mexico, and separate displays of Offshore Shipping emissions for the eastern Pacific Ocean and western Atlantic Ocean/Gulf of Mexico areas.
Content and tool updates (December 3, 2007)
The TSS project team has completed the following updates in support of regional haze planning:
  1. The Plan02d visibility modeling data results have been uploaded. These data can be reviewed on the Visibility Modeling Results tool, as well as being used in the Visibility Projections tool. Users can view model results by scenario, either as individual scenarios or as preselected pairs.
  2. SOx/NOx Tracer (PSAT) data for all WRAP, CENRAP, and selected Midwest RPO Class I area monitoring sites are now available.
  3. The Weighted Emissions Potential data set has been revised to include Plan02d and PRP18a results only. The PRP18a results are now normalized to Plan02d results so that actual changes in weighted emissions between the scenarios will be evident.
  4. The Parameter selection list in the Emissions Review tool has been expanded to include Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfur Oxides (gas and particulate), Nitrogen Oxides (gas), and Nitrogen Oxides (gas and particulate) because there is a need for these different selections.
  5. The following rules for accessing data results have been implemented, due to the nature of the TSS data and its applicability across the U.S.:
    • Monitoring data are available for all IMPROVE sites on the TSS.
    • SOx/NOx Tracer (PSAT) data are available for all WRAP, CENRAP, and northwestern Midwest RPO sites.
    • WEP data are available for all WRAP sites and GUMO (a CENRAP region site which represents Carlsbad Caverns, NM).
    • Visibility Projections are available for all WRAP sites and GUMO (a CENRAP region site which represents Carlsbad Caverns, NM).
TSS Training & Orientation Workshop (June 19-20, 2007)
The TSS project team provided training sessions for the TSS modules, such as tools for Haze Planning, Source Apportionment/Emissions Analysis/Visibility Projections, and the Fire Emissions Tracking System. Results from the 2018 Preliminary Reasonable Progress emissions and modeling analysis were also presented. Materials from the workshop are available here.
TSS Webinar Training Session on “Reasonable Progress” (April 13, 2007)
The TSS project team provided a training session on TSS tools for "Demonstrating Reasonable Progress" for Implementation Workgroup members.
TSS Webinar Training Session completed (February 15, 2007)
The TSS project team provided a training session on "how to drive" the TSS for Implementation Workgroup members on February 15, 2007, from 10 to 11:30 AM Mountain time. This training can be offered again as needed.
WRAP Technical Support System launched
The first version of the TSS has been launched. A summary presentation describing the status of TSS pages was reviewed at the November 2-3, 2006 Attribution of Haze Workgroup meeting. This presentation is a helpful guide to using the TSS, and also identifies ongoing activities to support and continue development of the TSS.
WRAP Technical Analysis Status Report from September Board Meeting
On September 14, 2006, a technical analysis status report from the Technical Oversight Committee was presented to the WRAP Board.
AoH Workgroup meeting in Denver
The WRAP Attribution of Haze Workgroup, sponsors of the TSS, met July 26-27 to review TSS development progress, source apportionment modeling results, and monitoring data topics. Meeting materials can be found here.
TSS Training/Orientation Session (April 27, 2006 in Seattle)
The AoH Workgroup is having the TSS project contractor team provide a training and orientation session for IWG and AoH members and other interested persons, to review the planned structure and content of the TSS to date. The session will run from 800 to 430 on April 27th, following an AoH WG meeting at the same location April 25-26. More information is available here. Subsequent training sessions will be offered as needed.
AoH Workgroup Meeting (April 25-26, 2006 in Seattle)
The WRAP Attribution of Haze Workgroup, sponsors of the TSS, are meeting April 25-26 to review progress on the Phase II project, PMF analyses, modeling, Weight-of-Evidence checklist, and the second generation of the TSS website. More information and access to meeting materials can be found here.