Results of Coupling the WRF-Chemistry model w/ the SMOKE Emissions Processing/Modeling System
John McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, Raleigh, NC; and C. J. Coats and J. Vukovich
The Sparse-Matrix Operator Kernel Emissions (SMOKE) Processing and Modeling System was developed to meet the high-performance computing requirements for the EPA's Models-3 system during the 1990's. Since that time, it has gone through extensive upgrades for both retrospective analysis studies and for real-time applications (McHenry et al., 2004). To enable the developing WRF-Chemistry model to utilize the advanced computational kernels and models within SMOKE, a new, redesigned version, SMOKE-RT, was developed. Further, the model-coupling enabled version of the Models-3 IO/API was implemented within WRF-Chem. Together, these two advancements have resulted in a SMOKE-enabled version of WRF-Chem.
In this talk, the authors will briefly review the advancements developed for WRF-Chem and then describe the model-coupling strategy. Runs of the system for a summer 2004 case using WRF-Chem's initial emissions package versus WRF-Chem SMOKE will be discussed, and differences between results for ozone and particulates discussed. Finally, the availability of the new system for WRF-Chem developers and users will be reviewd.
Extended Abstract (24K)
Joint Session 1, Photochemical Modeling and Monitoring (Joint between the 8th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry and the 14th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA)
Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM, A407
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