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Analysis & Tools

sample forecasting product graph As well as in situ measurements, a major component of the ITCT 2002 project is the forecasting and modeling of long range transport. Meteorological and satellite data feeds (GOES-West and GMS5 geostationary infrared and water vapor) and a variety of 3D chemical transport models from regional to hemisphere to global scale were run to facilitate the flight planning. Forecasting activities included two three-dimensional tracer models used to forecast long-range transport and transformation of ozone and aerosols, their precursors and other trace chemicals, and particle dispersion models incorporating forecast wind fields which transport and disperse a passive tracer available daily.

Modeling and Forecasts
Climate/Weather
Research Platforms
NOAA WP-3D
Trinidad Head Ground Site