Application of Earth Sciences Products for use in Next Generation Numerical Aerosol Prediction Models
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA MARINE METEOROLOGY DIV
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In this project we rapidly devise a forward modeling system to characterize and predict clear sky radiation fields through the harvest of a number of preexisting basic research programs funded by Navy and other government agencies NASA, NOAA, DOE, etc.. By combining prognostic aerosol and meteorological fields from the NRL Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System NAAPS and Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPSRestricted with near real time satellite surface and aerosol products via a high resolution radiative transfer model, angular clear sky radiance fields and diabatic heating rates can be generated and predicted. Through this system, we will be able to advance a number of US Navy Applied Science needs in the areas of improved Electro Optical EO propagation prediction and aerosol meteorology interaction. Particular focus of these subject areas surrounds the further development of the Navys atmospheric constituent data assimilation system, including the utilization of a number of satellite based products. Deliverables surround a system for the calculation of atmospheric radiance fields from Navy data feeds. From this project we will deliver quasi-operational computations of aerosol impacts on atmospheric diabatic heating rates and surface fluxes, as well as a significant upgrade to the US Navys aerosol data assimilation system through the inclusion of a number of additional satellite sensors. With this enhanced capability we will be able to significantly improve source functions for Navy aerosol models, as well as prepare for expected data gaps in the early 2010s.
- Atmospheric Physics