11th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry


Refined analysis of satellite tropospheric products for evaluation and improvement of the AIRPACT-3 air quality forecast system

Farren Herron-Thorpe, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; and J. Vaughan, G. Mount, L. Emmons, and B. Lamb

Satellite measurements of air quality in the Pacific Northwest are compared to results from the AIRPACT-3 regional air quality forecast system which utilizes the WRF/SMOKE/CMAQ modeling suite. Measurements such as tropospheric NO2 and O3 from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) as well as CO from AIRS and/or MOPITT instruments are used as a basis for evaluation of the AIRPACT-3 emission inventory in urban areas. The comparison includes incorporation of the averaging kernel employed in the satellite product derivation to improve the basis for comparison with vertical profile model output.

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Session 3, The use of surface and remote sensing measurements for air quality model evaluation
Monday, 12 January 2009, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Room 127A

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