Forecast for distributions of Asian dust and anthropogenic aerosols in east Asian region

Realtime forecasting by
(Chemical weather FORecasting System)
until the day after tomorrow

Dust distribution

Sulfate distribution

Forecast is updated at 0800JST (2300UTC) everyday. Click figures to start animation.

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Arbitrary two dimensional sections (time-height, lon-lat, lat-height, lon-height etc.) of any aerosols / tracers, and three-dimensional animation of aerosols distribution. Archived figures of dust/sulfate distributions since 2003. Please contact shimizua(atmark) for password.
This page displays distributions of Asian dust, anthropogenic aerosols, and tracers (chemical components) forecasted by Chemical weather FORecasting System (CFORS). CFORS was developed by Prof. Itsushi Uno and Mr. Koji Ishihara in Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM), Kyushu University, Japan.
CFORS calculate the distributions numerically with CPU-cluster utilizing information about atmospheric conditions, land surface usage, and emission inventories.
The system migrated to National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) with financial support by Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER) in June 2002.

Outline of RIAM-CFORS (by Prof. Uno, RIAM, Kyushu Univ.)
*Linux Cluster in NIES: PentiumIV(1.7GHz) x 4nodes Xeon 2.66MHz x 8 cores
40 km horizontal grid and 40 vertical layers.
Emission Inventory; REAS2003 (modified)

Please note that this site is presented as is and no guarantee is made as to the timeliness or accuracy of the forecasting data. We reserve the right to take off-line this site at any time for any reason without warning.

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