The USEPA has embarked on the Advanced Air Quality Model System (AAQMS) project to enable modeling of air quality from global to regional to local scales. The system will have three configurations: 1. Global meteorology with seamless mesh refinement and online (coupled) atmospheric chemistry; 2. Regional (limited area) online meteorology and chemistry; and 3. Offline (sequential) regional meteorology and chemistry. A team of scientists in AESMD is developing a global online configuration which includes the Model for Prediction Across Scales – Atmosphere (MPAS-A), developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), coupled with the latest version of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQv5.3) model developed at the U.S. EPA. . This multiyear development and evaluation effort offers many opportunities to learn new skills and gain valuable research experience collaborating with a team of experienced atmospheric modeling scientists.
The main focus of this research project will be a continuation of the Advanced Air Quality Model System (AAQMS) development which enables modeling of air quality from global to regional to local scales.
Research activities may include:
- adding new features in the modelling system
- thorough model evaluation
- studying and implementing aerosol radiative effect with respect to long wave radiation
- applying the model in real case study
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