1GEMS Kick-Off Meeting, Hamburg Aerosols: WP1 Jean-Jacques Morcrette, Olivier BoucherWith contributions at ECMWF from:Soumia Serrar: handling of surface field climatologiesAgathe Untch: implementation of tracers in dynamicsPeter Bechtold: implementation of tracers in convectionAnton Beljaars: implementation of tracers in vertical diffusion
2GEMS AEROSOL Global Monitoring System Leader: O. Boucher
3GEMS AerosolsAER_1: Implementation of the direct physical aerosol model in the ECMWF model (O.Boucher, J. Feichter)> implementation of parametrisations for tropospheric aerosols> implementation of parametrisations for stratospheric aerosols> implementation of new emission inventories> implementation of aerosol optical properties> production of test simulationsHC-MO, MPI-M, CEA-LSCE, ECMWF, SA-UPMCAER_2: Refinement of aerosol emission sources (M.Sofiev)> update and assimilation of the anthropogenic emission inventories of aerosol and its precursors> assimilation of information on wild fires> quantification of the wind-blown dust emission from desert areas> quantification of the wind-blown sea salt emission> sources of stratospheric aerosolsFMI, CEA-LSCE, MPI-M, SA-UPMC
4GEMS Aerosols AER_3: Aerosol data assimilation (J-J Morcrette) > adaptation of RT codes for SW and LW radiances in nadir geometry> preparation and harmonisation of aerosol satellite data sets> error covariance matrices> test of a 1D-Var system using aerosol products> test of a 1D-Var system using aerosol radiancesECMWF, CEA-LSCE, HC-MO, SA-UPMCAER_4: Evaluation of the model and analyses (C.O’Dowd, I. Chiapello)> assessment of diagnostics and skill scores> evaluation of aerosol radiative properties and associated radiative fluxes> evaluation of aerosol physico-chemical properties> analysis of model results with respect to air qualityNUIG, CNRS-LOA, CEA-LSCE, DWD, ECMWF, MPI-M, RMIB, SA-UPMC
6GEMS Aerosols: products @ end of contract Analysis of aerosol-related observations at ERA40 resolution (TL159 L60 [1.125 deg]2 or better) twice a dayTotal optical thickness at ~0.55 mm OCEANAngstrom coefficient (or t at~ 0.865mm) “Total optical thickness at ~0.55 mm LANDFrom model 12-hour forecasts used in assimilation cycle.Up to 15 mixing ratio profiles of aerosols, every 3 hourssea salt bins st stagedesert dust 3 binsorganic bins nd stageblack carbon, carbonaceous 2binssulfatefly ash“stratospheric”.Corresponding 2D-fields for sources and sinks
7GEMS-AEROSOL: initial steps at ECMWF JJMorcrette, A. Benedetti, S GEMS-AEROSOL: initial steps at ECMWF JJMorcrette, A.Benedetti, S.Serrar, A.Beljaars, P.Bechtold, A.UntchIntroduce aerosol prognostic variables in the Integrated Forecast System and assimilate global aerosol informationInstruments: MERIS, MODIS x 2, MISR, SEAWIFS, POLDERR/T SModelling LMDZSources/Sinks LMD-IncaData Assim DVarVariables t, radiancesValidation AERONET
8Development of a prognostic aerosol package in the ECMWF model New routineModified routineUnchanged (at present)
9What has been done within the forecast model as of 20 June 2005 A. Untch: GFL fields (3D): NAERO fields for AerosolsA. Beljaars: GFL in VDiff with Dt=1800 sP. Bechtold: GFL in mass-flux schemeS. Serrar: Gribbing 2D climate fields for LMD-Inca-type dust
10What has been done within the forecast model as of 20 June 2005 JJMorcrette:Configuration A: 6 aerosol types from Tegen et al. (1997) climatology moved around by dynamics, VDif, and convection (without sources and sinks)Mainly used for preliminary testing and background error statisticsStratospheric aerosols to be used this way together with config.B tropospheric aerosolsConfiguration B: “real” prognostic aerosols1/ Recomputing most relevant coefficients to have sea-salt and dust with (3,3) bins instead of (10,2) in LMDZ(optical properties f(RH), deposition)2/ New routines adapted from LMDZ* AER_SRC: simple sea-salt and dust sources 3 bins each* AER_DRYDEP : dry deposition by modification of source fluxes* AER_SEDIMNT: sedimentation* AER_SCAVIN : scavenging within clouds* AER_SCAVBC : scavenging below clouds3/ Importing AEROCOM expB climate fields for SS, DU, POM, BC, SUNB: all the above work is mainly relevant to WP_AER1.1, and WP_AER1.4
11What has been done within the forecast model as of 20 June 2005 24-hour FC with dyn, vdif, msflxConfiguration 1: Sea-saltClimatology for 1 May
12Surface source fluxSedimentation fluxConfiguration B: sea salt a la LMD-ZBin 1: 0.03 – 0.5 mm
13Surface source fluxSedimentation fluxBin 2: 0.5 – 5 mm
14Surface source fluxSedimentation fluxBin 3: 5 – 20 mm
15What still has to be done within the forecast model as of 20 June 2005 Software/Scientific problems expected to be solved within 1/2 month(s)within ECMWFFind and correct the remaining problems in AER_SCAVIN, AER_SCAVBCIntroduce proper reading of LMD-Inca-dust fieldsRun year-long experiments to check aerosol total mass conservationGRIB and introduce the AEROCOM expB climate for SS, DU, POM, BC, SU (the idea is to quickly have a model to be run and compared to results in AEROCOM web-site
16What could/should be discussed at the Kick-Off Meeting Scientific approachIt might be possible to get quickly the full packages or at least some routines from the aerosol representations by MPI-M and LMD-Inca (both modal representations vs. LMD-Z bin representation).PRO:This might allow for a more informed choice of “final” GEMS-Aerosols configuration to be made, more quickly.This might allow for more extensive comparisons with existing AEROCOM results (not discussed in GEMS-AER proposal)CON:This might require extra Table 210 space for archiving results from parallel-running parametrisations.This might take “time and energy”.This exercise will happen earlier than anything scheduled in WP_AER4 and is very likely to be done at/by ECWMF only.
17What could/should be discussed at the Kick-Off Meeting Strategy/Political problemsWith the development of the first version of the global aerosol model going a bit faster than scheduled in the proposal, is it really necessary to wait more than a year to get a report on diagnostics and skill scores (WP_AER4_4.1) and a database of aerosol-related radiative quantities (WP_AER4_4.2).With Olivier Boucher now at HC-MO, what is exactly happening of the work supposed to be carried out by CNRS-LOA? (WP_AER1, WP_AER3.2a, WP_AER3.3)What should we start with in terms of stratospheric aerosols? Are those derived from Tanre et al. (1984) climatology really meaningful? Is there anything better in terms of time series with a global coverage?
18Pandora’s boxIn a first stage (~ko+6), the aerosols will not be interactive with the rest of the model: They will be passive tracers and will not have any impact on any of the other analysed field nor on the subsequent forecast.In later stages, the aerosols will first be made interactive with radiation (direct effect, ~ko+12), then tests will be carried out aerosols interactive with cloud processes (indirect effects, ~ko+18):How likely is it to introduce some systematic differences (errors?) in the first guess forecast? In the analyses?