Development of an Operational Data Assimilation Package Using NAAPS and NAVDAS
Final technical rept. Jan 2008-Sep 2009
NORTH DAKOTA UNIV GRAND FORKS
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Recently, a new aerosol assimilation model NAVDAS-AOD was developed to improve the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System NAAPSs electro-optical propagation forecast capability. In this project, we developed Quality Control and Quality Assurance strategies for the over-ocean Collection 5 Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS aerosol product that will be applied to the operational data assimilation scheme. An observational based Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation CALIPSO climatology was also developed and implemented to NAVDAS-AOD for improving vertical representations of aerosol distributions. We also tested the feasibility of aerosol data fusion with the combined use of the MODIS, MODIS DeepBlue, and the Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MISR aerosol products. Using the NAAPS analysis with data assimilation, we also examined the clear sky and contextual biases for satellite aerosol products.