Description

Register 10:00 - 11:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)

This first of its kind ARSET training focuses on NASA and European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) global air quality (AQ) forecasting capabilities. Delivered in collaboration with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), this training will discuss the basics of AQ forecasting and will teach users how to access and interpret global air quality forecasts. Anyone who is interested in learning about AQ forecasting will benefit from this training.

Agenda

Objective

This multi-week webinar series will describe currently available global air quality forecasts, their different frameworks, and how they use satellite and ground observations to improve and evaluate their forecasts. Participants will learn how to access forecast information and images, and how to download output for their own visualization or analysis.

Audience

This training is primarily intended for local, regional, state, federal, and international organizations involved in air quality management and forecasting, and those with an interest in applying remote sensing and global models for air quality applications.

Sessions
Part 1: Introduction to Air Quality Forecasting
10:00 am ~ 11:30 am
EDT (UTC-4:00)

Speaker: Pawan Gupta (USRA/MSFC)

  • Science and basics of AQ forecasting
  • Air quality forecasting using local, regional, and global models
  • Model components such as emissions, boundary conditions, initialization, and data assimilation
  • Hands-on exercise developing a simple forecasting model
Part 2: Global Air Quality Forecasting by NASA
10:00 am ~ 11:30 am
EDT (UTC-4:00)

Speaker: Melanie Follette-Cook (MSU/GSFC)

  • Introduction to NASA GEOS model and data assimilation system
  • The use of satellite data in theGEOS model
  • Air quality relevant outputs, validation, and data access
  • Introduction to the GEOS global long-term reanalysis dataset, the Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2)
  • Hands-on exercise on the use of GEOS output to visualize an air quality event
Part 3: Global Air Quality Forecasting by Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)
10:00 am ~ 11:30 am
EDT (UTC-4:00)

Speaker: Mark Parrington & Chris Stewart (CAMS/ECMWF)

  • Introduction to ECMWF and CAMS model and data assimilation system
  • The use of satellite data in CAMS
  • Air quality relevant outputs, validation, and data access
  • Hands-on exercise on the use of CAMS output to visualize an air quality event
Prerequisites

If you would like to follow along with the demonstrations in this training, please:

 

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