Development of synthetic GOES-R ABI aerosol products
R. M. Hoff1, S. Kondragunta3, P. Ciren4, C. Xu4, H. Zhang1,4, and A. Huff21Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology and Physics Department, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250, USA 2402 Walker Building, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802, USA 3NOAA/NESDIS/E/RA, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), 5825 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740, USA 4IMSG NOAA/NESDIS/E/RA, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), 5825 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740, USA
Abstract. An Observing Systems Simulation Experiment (OSSE) for GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) aerosol products has been carried out. The generation of simulated data involves prediction of aerosol chemical composition fields at one-hour resolution and 12 km × 12 km spacing. These data are then fed to a radiative transfer model to simulate the on-orbit radiances that the GOES-R ABI will see in six channels. This allows the ABI aerosol algorithm to be tested to produce products that will be available after launch.
In cooperation with a user group of 40+ state and local air quality forecasters, the system has been tested in real-time experiments where the results mimic what the forecasters will see after 2016 when GOES-R launches. Feedback from this group has allowed refinement of the web display system for the ABI aerosol products and has creatively called for new products that were not envisaged by the satellite team.
Hoff, R. M., Kondragunta, S., Ciren, P., Xu, C., Zhang, H., and Huff, A.: Development of synthetic GOES-R ABI aerosol products, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 7, 10131-10157, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-10131-2014, 2014.