Aerosol analysis and forecast in the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System: Forward modelling.

Title
Aerosol analysis and forecast in the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System: Forward modelling.
Technical memorandum
Date Published
09/2008
Secondary Title
ECMWF Technical Memoranda
Number
573
Author
J.-J. Morcrette, 
O. Boucher, 
Luke Jones, 
Deborah Salmond, 
Anton Beljaars, 
Axel Bonet, 
J. Kaiser, 
M.G. Schulz, 
S. Serrar, 
M. Sofiev, 
Martin Suttie, 
A.M. Tompkins, 
A. Untch, 
the team, 
Publisher
ECMWF
AbstractWith the formal end, within the GEMS project, of the period of development of the forward forecast model including aerosol processes, this report presents the state of the aerosol modelling in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System (IFS). It details the various parametrisations used in the IFS to account for the presence of tropospheric aerosols. Details are given of the various formulations and data-sets for their sources and of the parametrisations describing the sinks. Comparisons of monthly mean and daily aerosol quantities like optical depths against satellite and surface observations are presented. The capability of the forecast model to simulate aerosol events is illustrated through comparisons of dust plume events.
URLhttps://www.ecmwf.int/en/elibrary/75765-aerosol-analysis-and-forecast-ecmwf-integrated-forecast-system-forward-modelling
DOI
10.21957/jxqm3uq6j