Workshop on
"chemical weather forecasting and online modeling"
Frontier Research Center for Global Change /JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan
February 25th and 26th, 2008
Tentative Agenda for Yokohama Workshop:
February 25 (Monday)
9:30 - 9:50

Welcome and presentation of FRCGC
Prof. H. Akimoto

9:50 - 10:10 Overview of this workshop, and logistic information
Dr. M. Takigawa

Session 1: Chemical weather forecasting

10:10 - 10:50 Chemical weather forecasting by using MATCH-MPI(keynote)
Dr. T. Butler (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry)
10:50 - 11:05 Chemical weather forecasting at the National Institute for Environmental Study: Part 1, introduction
Prof. T. Ohara (NIES)
11:05 - 11:30 Coffee-break
11:30 - 12:00 4DVAR CTM : toward a dust weather forecasting at Kyushu University
Prof. I. Uno (Kyushu University)
12:00 - 12:30 Chemical weather forecasting system by using CHASER and WRF/Chem
Dr. M. Takigawa (FRCGC)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Transportation Demand Management and Chemical Weather Forecasting
Prof. Y. Tsubota (J.F.Oberlin University)

Session 2: Online modeling

14:30 - 15:10 Integrated systems: online and offline coupling of meteorological and air quality models, advantages and disadvantages (keynote)
Prof. A. Baklanov (DMI)
15:10 - 15:50 Online Chemistry model WRF/Chem: Description and Application of a State-of-the-Art fully coupled multi-scale air quality and weather prediction model (keynote)
Dr. S. Peckham (NOAA)
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee-Break
16:10 - 16:40 Evaluation of vertical ozone profiles simulated by WRF/Chem using Lidar-Observed data
Dr. M. Niwano (FRCGC)
16:40 - 17:10 TransCom model simulations of hourly atmospheric CO2: analysis of synoptic scale variations
Dr. P. K. Patra (FRCGC)
17:10 - 17:30 Development of a chemical data assimilation system using a local ensemble transformed Kalman filter
Dr.Masayuki Takigawa (on behalf of Dr.Kazuyuki Miyazaki) (JAMSTEC)
18:00- Reception
February 26 (Tuesday)
9:30 - 11:00 Wrap-up discussion   Moderator; M. Takigawa
Workshop closure   H. Akimoto