Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
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, Yang Zhang, Kai Wang, Daniel Tong, Pius Lee, Youhua Tang, Jianping Huang, Patrick C. Campbell, Jeff Mcqueen, Havala O. T. Pye, Benjamin N. Murphy, and Daiwen Kang


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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
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.