An aerosol assimilation system based on SPRINTARS and LETKF

N. A.J. Schutgens, T. Miyoshi, T. Takemura, T. Nakajima

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    Preliminary results for a global aerosol assimilation system are reported. The system is based on the global aerosol transport model SPRINTARS and a local ensemble transform Kalman filter. Experiments with both simulated observations and real observations (from AERONET) are discussed. We show that even sparse observing networks on the ground can improve global aerosol modeling. The low recurrence of polar-orbiting satellites, however, poses a challenge for assimilating aerosol with the current system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-634
    Number of pages4
    JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - May 25 2009
    EventInternational Radiation Symposium, IRS 2008 - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
    Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 8 2008

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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