ARL Weekly News – April 22, 2022
Published: Development and evaluation of an advanced National Air Quality Forecasting Capability using the NOAA Global Forecast System v16
NOAA’s National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) continues to protect Americans from the harmful effects of air pollution, while saving billions of dollars per year. In a recent paper by NOAA-ARL scientist Dr. Patrick Campbell and collaborators describe and evaluate the development of the most advanced version of the NAQFC to date, which became operational at NOAA on 20 July 2021. The new NAQFC is based on a coupling of NOAA’s operational Global Forecast System (GFS) version 16 with the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model version 5.3.1. The paper was published in the journal of Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), available at: https://gmd.copernicus.org/articles/15/3281/2022/
Accepted: Empirical evidence for frontal modifications of atmospheric boundary layer depth variability over land
Clark, N.E., S. Pal, and T. R. Lee, 2022: Empirical evidence for frontal modifications of atmospheric boundary layer depth variability over land. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Accepted.