1105 Assimilation of MODIS and VIIRS AOD to Improve Aerosol Forecasts with FV3-GOCART

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Mariusz Pagowski, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO

In 2016 NOAA chose the FV3 dynamical core as a basis for its future global modeling system. We present an implementation of aerosol module in the FV3 model and its assimilation framework. The parameterization of aerosols is based on the GOCART scheme. The assimilation methodology relies on hybrid 3D-Var and EnKF methods. Aerosol observations include aerosol optical depth at 550 nm from VIIRS satellite. Results and evaluation of the system against independent observations and NASA’s MERRA-2 is shown.
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