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Model's upgrade in the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center

by Ernest Werner last modified Dec 18, 2020 04:27 PM

An upgraded version of the MONARCH model is running since 17 December 2020. MONARCH is the operational model of the Barcelona Dust Forecast Center (WMO RSMC-ASDF) and it is participating in the SDS-WAS NAMEE RC model intercomparison. The MONARCH model is developed by the Earth Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Th upgraded MONARCH version includes the following main features:

  • Dust emission scheme based on Ginoux et al. (2001)
  • New high-resolution mapping of dust sources based on high-resolution MODIS Deep Blue aerosol product

Complete information about this upgrade and performance evaluation can be found here:

Technical Report BDRC-2020-001

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