Monitoring atmospheric composition & climate
Improved aerosol forecasts

new_aerosol.pngThe MACC near-real-time aerosol forecasts have been improved. Adjustments to the deposition rates of the various aerosol types as well as an increase of the horizontal resolution have led to better 4-day forecasts. Daily plots from the new system are now available on the MACC web site. These plots now also show the forecast for sea salt, desert dust, biomass burning, and sulphate aerosol separately. The on-line verification plots against AERONET observations have been updated as well to show the performance of the new system.