Forecasts for FIREX-AQ
Daily plume dispersion and travel time / plume age forecasts are made based on FLEXPART v10 and NCEP GFS meteorology. Fire emissions are based on the ECMWF CAMS-GFAS fire analysis product, which provides emissions strength as well as plume injection height. Available are plots and kmz files of hourly plume age and concentrations, both as column integral (molec cm-2) and in-situ concentrations (ppbv). These represent CO emissions from wildfires, which are treated as inert during transport.
WACCM customized plots:
Daily chemical forecasts are provided from the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) configuration of CESM2. Simulations are driven by NASA/GMAO GEOS-5 meteorological forecasts. Fire emissions are updated daily with near-real-time FINNv1 (or QFED v2.5) emissions. Anthropogenic emissions are from the CMIP6 inventory. CESM2 uses the MOZART TSMLT1 chemical mechanism with MAM4 aerosols.
- Customized spatial plots are provided.
- We also plot time versus altitude at selected ground locations.
- There are plots of vertical cross-sections for a few locations.
- User-defined arbitrary curtain along flight track.
- Make your own plots of WACCM forecasts
- Standard WACCM forecast plots
- WACCM in Worldview
WRF-chem with Tracers:
Click for more information about WRF-Chem Tracers for FIREX-AQ.
Fire emissions from FINN:
Fire emissions are based on MODIS Rapid Response fire counts, are calculated each day with Fire Inventory from NCAR (FINN) and used in the chemical forecasts.
Satellite measurements of CO:
Near-real-time MOPITT CO retrievals. Joint Near IR & Thermal IR retrievals of MOPITT radiances provide CO mixing ratio profiles. Maps at the surface and mid-troposphere, as well as total column are provided based as a Rapid Response product.
Daily plots from MOPITT, IASI, and TROPOMI are provided at the ACOM Worldview interactive plotting site: https://worldview.acom.ucar.edu/. To access, click the +Add layers button, navigate to Carbon Monoxide within the Air Quality heading and choose the satellite product to plot.
Mission Site: https://www-air.larc.nasa.gov/missions/firex-aq/index.html
Direct data download:
Download forecast output from WACCM and WRF-Chem.