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Assimilation of satellite-based aerosol measurements in a chemical transport model using aerosol component information

Martynenko, Dmytro und Holzer-Popp, Thomas und Schroedter-Homscheidt, Marion (2009) Assimilation of satellite-based aerosol measurements in a chemical transport model using aerosol component information. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts,Vol. 11, EGU2009-6983-1, 2009 EGU General Assembly 2009. EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria.

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Aerosol monitoring is of growing interest due to the impact of aerosol particle concentration on human health and the global climate. The key question of this paper is how the assimilation of satellite atmospheric aerosol observations improves the capability of a chemical transport model in reproducing the distribution of tropospheric particles. The study is carried out using the Model for Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry (MATCH). As measurement input vector for the assimilation procedure satellite data from GOME-2 and AVHRR instruments onboard MetOp was used. Synergetic Aerosol Retrieval (SYNAER) observational and model (MATCH) data can be coupled by means of data assimilation. MetOp-SYNAER measurements are able to distinguish between different aerosol components such as water-soluble, soot, sea salt and long-range transported mineral aerosols. Therefore, a component-wise assimilation approach is under development. During the assimilation procedure, the final analysis is highly dependent on the specification of the relative weights to both model and satellite source of information through the error covariance matrices. Since observation and background error covariance matrices are not perfectly known, a large potential for improvements of the analyses is offered by methods allowing their constructing and tuning. In this study, the method proposed by Desroziers and Ivanov (2001) is used to tune background and observational error statistics of the 3D-Var assimilation procedure. The assimilation system with improved background and observation error covariance matrices was tested for the period of 1 month in 2007. It can be clearly stated, that making use of component resolving satellite-based aerosol optical depth measurements leads to a significant improvement in aerosol forecast quality.

Dokumentart:Konferenzbeitrag (Poster)
Titel:Assimilation of satellite-based aerosol measurements in a chemical transport model using aerosol component information
Autoren:
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-Adresse der Autoren
Martynenko, DmytroNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Holzer-Popp, ThomasNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Schroedter-Homscheidt, MarionNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Datum:April 2009
Erschienen in:Geophysical Research Abstracts,Vol. 11, EGU2009-6983-1, 2009 EGU General Assembly 2009
Stichwörter:aerosol, information content, assimilation
Veranstaltungstitel:EGU General Assembly 2009
Veranstaltungsort:Vienna, Austria
Veranstaltungsart:Konferenz
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (alt)
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum > Klima- und Atmosphärenprodukte
Hinterlegt von: Dmytro Martynenko
Hinterlegt am:04 Nov 2009 10:46
Letzte Änderung:04 Nov 2009 10:46

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