Sensitivity of an Integrated Mesoscale Atmosphere and Agriculture Land Modeling System (WRF/CMAQ-EPIC) to MODIS Vegetation and Lightning Assimilation

Limei Ran1, Ellen J Cooter2, Robert Chad Gilliam3, Hosein Foroutan4, Daiwen Kang5, Wyat Appel1, David C. Wong6, Jonathan E. Pleim6, Verel Benson7 and George Pouliot8, (1)Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (2)U.S. EPA, RTP, NC, United States, (3)US EPA, Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (4)Virginia Tech, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (5)US Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, United States, (6)U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (7)Benson Consulting, Columbia, MO, United States, (8)EPA, Office of Research and Development, Durham, NC, United States