Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3969–3993, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3969-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 3969–3993, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-3969-2021

Model evaluation paper 29 Jun 2021

Model evaluation paper | 29 Jun 2021

Evaluation of the offline-coupled GFSv15–FV3–CMAQv5.0.2 in support of the next-generation National Air Quality Forecast Capability over the contiguous United States

Xiaoyang Chen et al.

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AR by Xiaoyang Chen on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jan 2021) by Jason Williams
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2021) by Jason Williams
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Short summary
The continuously updated National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) provides air quality forecasts. To support the development of the next-generation NAQFC, we evaluate a prototype of GFSv15-CMAQv5.0.2. The performance and the potential improvements for the system are discussed. This study can provide a scientific basis for further development of NAQFC and help it to provide more accurate air quality forecasts to the public over the contiguous United States.