Articles | Volume 21, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14427–14469, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14427-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14427–14469, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14427-2021

Research article 29 Sep 2021

Research article | 29 Sep 2021

Evaluation and intercomparison of wildfire smoke forecasts from multiple modeling systems for the 2019 Williams Flats fire

Xinxin Ye et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-223', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-223', Alan Wei Lun Lim, 16 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xinxin Ye on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2021) by Jerome Brioude
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Short summary
Wildfire smoke has crucial impacts on air quality, while uncertainties in the numerical forecasts remain significant. We present an evaluation of 12 real-time forecasting systems. Comparison of predicted smoke emissions suggests a large spread in magnitudes, with temporal patterns deviating from satellite detections. The performance for AOD and surface PM2.5 and their discrepancies highlighted the role of accurately represented spatiotemporal emission profiles in improving smoke forecasts.
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