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James M. Godowitch

My research efforts over the past 20 years have centered primarily on the development, application, and evaluation of Eulerian and Lagrangian air quality models on urban to regional scales. Recently, I have been using the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model to investigate the impact of recent real-world emission changes and meteorological variations on surface ozone concentrations in the eastern U.S. I have also participated in a model evaluation team effort to advance and apply a variety of evaluation approaches. In particular, my current work involves using dynamic evaluation to examine modeled and observed changes in concentrations over multiyear periods, and diagnostic methods to investigate various physical processes and chemical production through comparisons of modeled meteorological parameters and concentrations to available measurements. My research project within the CMAQ model development effort was to incorporate and evaluate a sub-grid plume (plume-in-grid) module capable of realistically treating the dynamic, photochemical, and aerosol processes governing concentrations in the plumes emanating from major point sources with high rates of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions.

Jim Godowitch

Biographical Information

Name: James M. Godowitch
Title: Research Physical Scientist

Contact Info:

Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
109 TW Alexander Drive
Rsearch Triangle Park, NC 27711

Phone: 919-541-4802
email: godowitch.james@epa.gov


B.S. Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 1972
M.S. Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, 1976

Professional Experience

Research Physical Scientist, USEPA/ORD/NERL/AMAD/EMEB, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2008 - Present
Meteorologist, NOAA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division (in partnership with USEPA/NERL), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1976 - 2008
Meteorologist Intern, NOAA/EPA Meteorology Division, Research Triangle Park, NC, summers, 1973 - 1975

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Central North Carolina Chapter of the AMS
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Selected Awards and Honors

USEPA/ORD Bronze Medal Award, 2008, Evaluating the Effectiveness of the NOx SIP Call Program
USEPA/ORD Bronze Medal Award, 2005, CMAQ Model Development Team
USEPA/ORD Bronze Medal Award, 1992, ROMNET program
Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Exchange Program, 1992

Publications and Presentations

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