In this research we use the global model OLAM to simulate NURI with the hope that with its improved dynamical core and TC initialization procedures, the simulated intensity of NURI will be better represented. Moreover, we use GEOS-Chem to provide estimates of aerosol concentrations and chemistry using source estimates including anthropogenic sources and a run without anthropogenic sources. Using OLAM’s new TC dynamic initialization procedure, the simulations encompasses the time period starting with the mature stage (20 August) and extending to landfall (12Z 23 Aug., 2008). Our analysis consists of comparison of model predictions with observations and comparison between simulations of precipitation rates, latent heating profiles, cold-pool production and dynamics. This analysis will be discussed in relation to outer rain-band dynamics vs. eyewall dynamics and the influence of each on the evolution of the pressure and wind fields of accompanying the simulated cyclone.