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Regional Climate Analysis and Modeling 88
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This site represents only a subset of projects. Please see agency publications for official budget figures.

The State of California has been supporting regional climate change research for more than a decade. These studies have complemented research at the national level and have been designed to inform climate policy deliberations and actions in California. This Research Catalog provides basic information about past and ongoing climate change related studies that state agencies have conducted or commissioned since the early 2000s. The purpose of this catalog is to document California’s research efforts and to facilitate the exchange of information.

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  1. AEROSOL MEASUREMENTS AND SOURCE IDENTIFICATION IN SUPPORT OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SULFUR STUDY COMPANION TO CALNEX 2010
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with UCD
    Principal Investigator(s): Wexler (UCD)
    Year finished: 2010, Budget: $320,000
    Notes
    CONDUCT SAMPLING USING ROTATING DRUM IMPACTORS AS PART OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SULFUR STUDY BEING CONDUCTED BY ARB STAFF, AND DELIVER FIELD DATA AND QUALITY ASSURANCE RESULTS TO ARB.


  2. AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED WHOLE AIR SAMPLING DURING CALNEX 2010
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with UCI
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Donald Blake (UCI)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $447,456
    Notes
    CALNEX 2010 : Collection of whole air samples and subsequent laboratory analysis to quantify concentrations of an extensive suite of chemicals important as greenhouse gases and precursors of photochemical smog. Samples will be collected in canisters at ground sites and on a research aircraft that is contributed by NOAA.


  3. Air Quality Impacts of Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compounds
    Lead Agency: selectAg
    Principal Investigator(s): David Cocker (UCR)
    Year finished: 2013
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=65197
    Notes
    The objective of this project is to investigate the emissions of low vapor pressure volatile organic compounds from consumer products and their impacts on air quality. It is designed to evaluate the evaporation flux, and therefore atmospheric availability, of specific LVP-VOCs both as pure compounds and in consumer products sold in California. The project will also evaluate the ozone and secondary particle formation of these compounds once they enter the atmosphere using a state-of-the-science environmental chamber.


  4. AMAX-DOAS Trace Gas Column Observations from Research Aircraft Over California
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with NOAA
    Principal Investigator(s): Ranier Volkamer (University of Colorado, Boulder)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $549,999
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64848
    Notes
    This is part of the CalNEX suite of projects. Objectives include both SIP support and climate change. Results will be of immediate use to support PM2.5 attainment strategies as well as clarify the role of SOA in climate change. Vertically resolved measurements of aerosols will refine our understanding of particles' climate forcing impacts, since these impacts are altitude dependent and include, e.g., interaction between clouds and particles.


  5. ARE THERE ANY COUNTERACTING EFFECTS THAT REDUCE THE GLOBAL WARMING BENEFITS ATTRIBUTED TO DIESEL AND OTHER BLACK CARBON CONTROLS
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with UCSD
    Principal Investigator(s): Russell (UCSD)
    Year finished: 2010, Budget: $114,751
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64856
    Notes
    REDACTING BC EMISSIONS IS A VIABLE CONTROL STRATEGY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE PROTECTION THAT IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AN IMMEDIATE AND REGIONAL IMPACT. POLICY MAKERS AND AIR QUALITY REGULATORS ARE SEEKING BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAGNITUDE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE BC RADIATIVE IMPACTS AND THE SUBSEQUENT CLIMATE RESPONSE IN ORDER TO BETTER ASSESS THE ROLE OF BS IN THE CONTROL PROGRAMS. THIS PROJECT WILL PROVIDE USEFUL NEW MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYSIS OF IMMEDIATE VALUE FOR UNDERSTANDING THE PATHWAYS BY WHICH BC MAY BE IMPORTANT IN CLIMATE CHANGE, AND WILL ENHANCE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR POLICY.


  6. Assessment of Baseline N2O Emissions in California Cropping Systems
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with CEC, CDFA
    Principal Investigator(s): William Horvath (University of California, Davis)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $300,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64842
    Notes
    Results address an Early Action item and will help establish baseline N2O emissions from fertilizer application. The project will monitor N2O fluxes from California's major cropping systems and develop California-specific N2O emissions factors based on the field measured emissions data.


  7. Assessment of Baseline Nitrous Oxide Emissions in California's Dairy Systems
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with CEC, CDFA
    Principal Investigator(s): William Horvath (University of California, Davis)
    Year finished: ongoing, Budget: $82,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64850
    Notes
    This research fills a gap in ongoing work (CEC, ARB, CDFA) to measure emissions from cropping systems receiving synthetic fertilizers by bringing organically fertilized crops into the portfolio.


  8. Assessment of Contribution of Contemporary Carbon Sources to Size-Fractionated PM and Time Resolved Bulk PM using the Measurement of Radiocarbon
    Lead Agency: ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Thomas Young (UC Davis)
    Year finished: 2008, Budget: $100,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64767
    Notes
    Collect and analyze PM samples to support better apportioning of measured concentrations to various emission sources.


  9. Assessment of Residential Natural Gas Emissions
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Marc Fischer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
    Year finished: 2017, Budget: $500,000
    Notes
    This is the first study designed to estimate the magnitude of residential methane leakage. Since results indicate that leakage from residential (and perhaps commercial buildings) may constitute a non-trivial fraction of California's natural gas-related methane emissions to the atmosphere, additional research is needed. A systematic study that quantifies leakage from residential structures in California including both single and multi-family buildings across potentially relevant explanatory factors (e.g., geographic region, size, age of construction, assessed value, and owner occupied vs. rental classes) will greatly reduce uncertainty in this area.


  10. Atmospheric Measurement and Inverse Modeling to Improve Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates
    Lead Agency: ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Marc Fischer (LBNL)
    Year finished: 2012, Budget: $680,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=65091
    Notes
    The research proposed here constitutes a focused effort to validate and improve California’s GHG emissions inventory.


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