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International Workshop on Air Quality in Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam



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Objectives:  Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and short lived climate pollutants (SLCP) from the Asian region have been increasing continuously due to rapid population growth and industrial activities. Quantification of GHG’s and SLCP from different sources in Asia and understanding their climate impacts is an important task requiring integration of both top-down (satellite remote sensing) and bottom-up (ground based) approaches including modeling.  Through involving GOFC-GOLD - Southeast Asia Regional Research and Information Network (SEARRIN) linked with other international and local projects, we envisage to achieve the following objectives: a). review GHG and SLCP emission estimates and methodologies from different sources including biomass burning in the Asian region; b). understand the impact of GHG’s and aerosols on local climate; c). explore the potential of satellite remote sensing datasets for quantifying pollutants, aerosols and pollution episodes; d). review inverse modeling approaches for characterizing emissions; e). strengthen the SEARRIN activities in the region through identifying new point of contact for the network.

The workshop had the following scientific sessions:
-Regional Campaigns/Projects on Air Pollution in Asia
-Anthropogenic emissions inventory in Asia
-Earth Observation Programs in Land Cover/Land Use/Air Pollution/GHG emissions and 
Coordination Activities
-Biomass burning emissions
-Aerosols, Climate Change and Air Quality

International Workshop Conveners:  

Dr.Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, Associate Research Professor, GOFC-GOLD Fire IT Executive Officer, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), USA, Phone: 1-330-234-0387 Fax: 1-301-405-6806;;

Dr.Chris Justice, Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), 4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 209, College Park, Maryland, 20740, USA, Phone: 301.405.4050;

Dr. Toshimasa Ohara, Director, Center for Regional Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, 305-8506, Japan; Phone: 81-29-850-2491 Fax: 81-29-850-2569

Local Convenors:

Dr.Binh Nguyen Ngoc, Associate Professor and Rector of University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam; Phone: 84-4-3754-7461;Fax:+84-4-37547460;;

Dr.Cu Pham Van, Associate Professor, Faculty of Geography, VNU University of Science, 334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi; Phone:84-4-35571178;Fax:84-4-38589739;;

Local Logistics Contact:
Dr. Minh Duong Le,,, Dr.Thanh Nguyen Thi Nhat,; Dr.Ha Le Thanh, (VNU-UET).



Day-1-Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

1.45  Meeting Objectives – Krishna Vadrevu and Chris Justice (UMd, USA)-[Presentation]

I. Session topic: Air Quality, Regional campaigns/Emission Inventory studies in Asia
Session Chair: Toshimasa Ohara (NIES, Japan)

2.00     Current status of Air pollution in Asia and scientific challenge for SLCP mitigation –
Toshimasa Ohara (NIES, Japan) [Presentation]

2.30     7-SEAS campaign-Jeff Reid (NRL, USA)/George Lin (National Central University, Taiwan)-

3.00–3.30–Tea Break

3.30     Trends of anthropogenic emissions of air pollutants over Southeast and South Asia. Jin-Ichi Kurokawa (Asia Center for Air Pollution) - [Presentation]

3.50     Air Pollution Monitoring in Vietnam - Nguyen Thi Nhat Thanh (VNU, Vietnam)-[Presentation]

4.10     Recent emission scenarios over Indian sub-continent with special focus on new
emerging sector and transport - Kumar Sahu (Institute for Energy and Climate Research
(IEK-8): Troposphere)

4.30    Traffic emission inventory for Hanoi – Ngo Tho Hung (Center for Environment of Towns and Industrial Areas, Hanoi) - [Presentation]

4.50     Assessment Status and Trend of Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in Hanoi –
Hoang Xuan Co (Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

5.10     Long term trends of tropospheric ozone over South East Asia – Haruo Tsuruta, AORI,
Japan - [Presentation]

5.30     GHG emissions estimation from LULUCF sector – Nalin Srivastava (IGES, IPCC-TSU, Japan) - [Presentation]

5.50      Adjourn                     

Day-2-Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Morning 9.00 - 12.50

III. Session topic: Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Applications

9.00    NASA LCLUC program; LC/LUC and Atmospheric interactions-Chris Justice (Univ. of
Maryland, USA) - [Presentation]

9.25    Development of Earth Observation in Vietnam (from Landsat to VnRedSat-1) - Pham Van Cu (VNU, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

9.50     REDD++ and Remote Sensing inputs – Pham Manh Cuong (Vietnam Administration of Forestry, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

10.15    Updates on GOSAT and its successor, GOSAT-2 – Tsuneo Matsunaga (NIES, Japan) - [Presentation]

10.35    Near Real Time Detection of Burn Scar Area using Landsat-8 imageries – Surya Candra 
(Indonesia National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Indonesia)   - [Presentation]

10.55-11.30-Tea Break

11.30   Global land cover mapping GLCNMO and data sharing system CEReS Gaia – Ryaturo
Tateishi (Chiba University, Japan) - [Presentation]

11.50   Satellite data applications in Myanmar – Zin Mar (Mandalay University of Technology) - [Presentation]

12.10    Rice and Mangrove monitoring in Mekong Delta, Vietnam using Remote Sensing data-
Lam Dao Nguyen (Vietnam National Satellite Center – VAST, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

12.30   Characterization of air quality in global mega-cities by OMI and MODIS measurements-Wataru Takeuchi and Aya Fujikawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) - [Presentation]

12.50-1.45 Break

Afternoon 1.45-6.00

IV. Session topic: Biomass burning emissions

Session Chair: Krishna Vadrevu (University of Maryland, USA)

1.45     Satellite derived Fire products for Biomass burning studies - Chris Justice (Univ. of
Maryland, USA) - [Presentation]

2.10     Biomass burning in Thailand – Narisira Thongboonchoo (KMIT, Thailand) - [Presentation]

2.30     Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds from open crop
residue burning in Yangtze River Delta region, China –  Hiroshi Tanimoto  (NIES, Japan) - [Presentation]

2.50     Forest fire Monitoring Project in Vietnam – Le Thanh Ha (VNU, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

3.10     Multi-temporal Wild Fire Detection Lao PDR using MODIS data – Vivard Phonekeo (AIT, Thailand) and Thateva Saphangthong (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos) - [Presentation]

3.30-4.00-Tea Break

4.00     Indonesia Peatland fire detection with nighttime Landsat data - Preliminary Results – Chris Elvidge (NOAA, USA) - [Presentation]

4.20     Recent active forest fires on Peatland in Indonesia and Air Quality – Hiroshi Hayasaka (Hokkaido University, Japan) - [Presentation]

4.40 Indoor Air Pollution due to Yak Dung Combustion in Nam Co, Tibet - New Band PM2.5 emissions estimates in Tibet Domestic Sector–Eri Saikawa (Emory University, USA) - [Presentation]

5.00     Satellite remote sensing of Biomass burning pollution in Asia – Krishna
Vadrevu (University of Maryland, USA)  - [Presentation]

5.20     Biomass burning from peatland fire in Riau, Indonesia–Israr Albar (Ministry of forestry,
Indonesia) - [Presentation]

5.40     Using satellite imagery and GIS for mapping forest fire risk zones and in Hotspots
Analysis in the Northwestern region, Vietnam – Pham Ngoc Hai (VNU, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

6:00     Adjourn


Day-3-Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Morning 9.00-12.00

V. Session topic: Aerosols and Air Quality

Session Chair: Brent Holben

9.00     Aeronet – Brent Holben (NASA Goddard, USA) - [Presentation]

9:30     Remote sensing for aerosol research – Eric Vermote (NASA GSFC) - [Presentation]

10.00   Continuous observation of aerosols in East Asia using a ground-based Lidar network
(AD-NET) - Nobuo Sugimoto (NIES) - [Presentation]

10.20-11:00 –Tea Break

11:.00  Transboundary and Long range Transport of Air pollution: an important Air Quality issue
in South Asia– Umesh Kulshresta (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) - [Presentation]

11.20   Monitoring Urban Heat Island in Vietnam and its relation to Air quality with remote sensing-Tran Thi Van (Ho Chi Minh City Universtiy of Technology, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

11:40 – Ground observation of particulate matter in East China Sea Area – Akinori Takami (NIES) - [Presentation]


Afternoon 1.30-6:00

VI. Session topic: Air Pollution Modeling, Impacts and Scenarios

Session Chair: Tatsuya Hanaoka (NIES)

1.15 Server-side maps processing for the Air Quality with the WCPS Standard – Campalani Piero
(Jacobs University Bremen , Germany) - [Presentation]

1.45 National SDI: Problems and challenges – Dang Hung Vo (VNU, Vietnam)-[Presentation]

2.15     Simulation of atmospheric air pollutants over Japan and its application to health impacts
under MEXT/RECCA/SALSA project in Japan – Daisuke Goto (NIES) - [Presentation]

2.35   Surface Ozone simulation over Japan using a new atmospheric chemcial-transport model NICAM-CHASER model - Tran Thi Ngoc Trieu  (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo) - [Presentation]

2.55     Inferring CO2 and Particulate Matter Source Regions Using a Lagrangian Transport
Model–Ronald Macatangay (University of Phillippines, Phillippines) - [Presentation]

3:15-3:45 Tea Break

3:50     Intergrated Spatial Database System for Air Pollution and Forest Fire Monitoring – Bui
Quang Hung (VNU, Vietnam) - [Presentation]

4:10     Co-benefits of reducing air-pollutants in ASEAN by 2050 while achieving 2℃ global
temperature limit target - Tatsuya Hanaoka (NIES) - [Presentation]

4:30     Simplified emission inversion for NOx and SO2 with constraint of satellite observations –
Syuichi Itahashi (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, CREIPI, Japan) - [Presentation]

VII. Session topic: SEARRIN

4.50     South East Asia Regional Information Network (SEARRIN) discussion – Chris Justice and
Krishna Vadrevu (UMd, USA)

5.45     Concluding Remarks from the Host – VNU

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