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

Martynenko, Dmytro and Holzer-Popp, Thomas and 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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Abstract

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.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Assimilation of satellite-based aerosol measurements in a chemical transport model using aerosol component information
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Martynenko, DmytroUNSPECIFIED
Holzer-Popp, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Schroedter-Homscheidt, MarionUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Abstracts,Vol. 11, EGU2009-6983-1, 2009 EGU General Assembly 2009
Keywords:aerosol, information content, assimilation
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2009
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Climate and Atmospheric Products
Deposited By: Dmytro Martynenko
Deposited On:04 Nov 2009 10:46
Last Modified:04 Nov 2009 10:46

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