1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Combine the Erosion submodel of the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) coupled with the Meteorology, Chemistry, and Climate Model (MCCM) to simulate emission and regional transport of fine dust from agricultural fields.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Research studies will be conducted at both locations on developing systems to predict the generation and dispersion of fine particulates from agricultural lands. Research will be facilitated by exchanges of methodology for analysis and expertise in predicting regional fate of particulates generated from agricultural lands.
No progress to report. The collaborator, which has expertise in MCCM is not able to pursue this work further. Given lack of scientist knowledge in MCCM or its successor WRF, progress is not possible. Agreement is to be terminated.