Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
22 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 22 Mar 2021

Improving the sectional Model for Simulating Aerosol Interactions and Chemistry (MOSAIC) aerosols of the Weather Research and Forecasting-Chemistry (WRF-Chem) model with the revised Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation system and multi-wavelength aerosol optical measurements: the dust aerosol observation campaign at Kashi, near the Taklimakan Desert, northwestern China

Wenyuan Chang, Ying Zhang, Zhengqiang Li, Jie Chen, and Kaitao Li


Interactive discussion

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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Wenyuan Chang on behalf of the Authors (29 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jan 2021) by Holger Tost
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jan 2021) by Holger Tost
AR by Wenyuan Chang on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Feb 2021) by Holger Tost

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Wenyuan Chang on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (22 Mar 2021) by Holger Tost
Short summary
Aerosol simulation in WRF-Chem often uses the MOSAIC aerosol mechanism. Still, we need variational data assimilation (DA) for the MOSAIC aerosols to blend aerosol optical measurements. This study provides a developed GSI variational DA system, with a tangent linear operator designed for multi-source and multi-wavelength aerosol optical measurements. We successfully applied the DA system in an aerosol field campaign to assimilate aerosol optical data in northwestern China.
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