Evaluation of WRF-Chemistry air quality forecasts produced during CalNex-2010
During the field program, several air quality forecast were used to provide guidance for the mobile observation platforms. One of the forecast used to provide real-time weather and air quality forecasts was generated by the WRF/Chem model run by NOAA Earth System Research Lab (ESRL) Global Systems Division (GSD).
This study will examine results obtained from the real-time WRF/Chem air quality forecasts. The presentation will focus on the ability of the numerical model to accurately reproduce the observed meteorological conditions, as well as the observed air quality for the California region.