92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012: 4:30 PM
Aerosol Modeling At the Air Force Weather Agency
Room 353 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Sandra L. Jones, AFWA/AER, Offutt AFB, NE; and G. A. Creighton, K. D. George, A. J. Elliott, G. R. Brooks, E. Kuchera, S. Rentschler, and M. J. Bartlett

Aerosol modeling has a wide range of capabilities involving complex challenges. Research on aerosols being conducted at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) includes studies on dust and volcanic ash forecasting. There are several models being utilized which allow investigations of emission, transport and deposition schemes. A brief overview of the updates made to the current models and ongoing research will be given. This will include an overview of the dust forecasting capabilities available utilizing the Weather Research and Forecasting Chemistry (WRF-CHEM) model coupled with the Goddard Chemistry Aerosol Radiation and Transport (GOCART) dust model. A summary of the PUFF, Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT), and Volcano WRF-CHEM models used for volcanic ash forecasting will also be provided.

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