What's New for CFORS developments

Following are latest update of CFORS system

Perfect Dust Storm link to NOAA ACE-Asia page (May 3, 2001)

CFORS TV on-air list (updated May 5, 2001)

CFORS-TRANSP will explain dust transport processes from Asia to US just observed the week of April 8th. Click here to see first trial experiments(April 23, 2001)

Single Scattering Albedo option (April 14, 2001)

CFORS on the Newspaper article(Minami Nihon News Paper)(in Japanese) (April 13, 2001)

CFORS on the Newspaper article(in Japanese) (April 12, 2001)

New option of stratospheric tracer transport to troposphere by using potential vortecity(PV). PV is calculated above z=12km and scaled to PV-O3 = 50.E+6 * PV (approx. ppb in O3), Below 12 km level, PV-O3 is just transported from above level. (April 8, 2001)

QuickLook service of model forecast around Japan for ACE-Asia flight and Ron Brown operations (March 26, 2001)

Super sites supporting meteorology & concentration time series plotting options (March 20, 2001)

Case study 3 is posted. See evaluation page (March 18, 2001)

Daily surface snapshot gif image archives (beta version; March 15, 2001)

Photochemical Product by STEM (March 12, 2001)

CFORS 1.5 release (March 11, 2001)

  • Tune of vertical lift up by Kuo scheme
  • Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) on-line module plug-in (see A.O.D. menu bar)
  • Tune of Volcano plume horizontal spread and bugs fix

CFORS on the press(in Japanese newspaper) (Feb. 21, 2001)

International notice for ACE-Asia communities(Feb. 21, 2001)

Biomass oriented CO, BC and OC emission source updated (Feb. 19, 2001)

International notice for TRACE-P communities(Feb. 9, 2001)

CFORS 1.4 release (Feb. 9, 2001)

  • Anthropogenic emission inventories by David G. Streets (2001) for SO2, BC, OC and CO are now used in model run
  • Bug fix for SO2/SO4 concentration conversion
  • Bug fix for dust concentration conversion

Evaluation for Case study 2 is posted (Feb. 4, 2001)

Time-Height Profile CGI (Feb. 1, 2001)

CFORS new LOGO posted (Jan 28, 2001)

TOMS Aerosol Index and SYNOP viewing function (Jan 26, 2001)

3D Flow and Aerosol function (Jan 22, 2001)

CFORS 1.3.2 release (Jan 12, 2001)

  • Concentration field history start option
  • Sea Salt transport option activated
  • Radon concentration unit is fixed
  • Mineral dust concentration unit is adjusted
  • Correction of horizontal diffusivity for chemical tracer
  • Dust and Sea salt gravitational settling scheme introduced