Figure 2. Biomass burning emissions inventory used by CATT-BRAMS model.
Figure 3. Operational model grids
Figure 4. Time series with comparison between near surface CO (ppb, top) and PM2.5 (g m-3, bottom) observed (black) and model results (red). The measurements were daily averaged and centered at 1200 Z. The error bars are the standard deviations of the mean values. The model results are presented as instantaneous values at 1200 UTC.
Figure 5. Comparison between CO (ppb) observed during sixteen flights of the LBA-SMOCC/RaCCI field campaign (black solid line represents the mean while the grey zone shows the standard deviation range) and model results (blue).
Figure 6. Comparison between the mean CO (ppb) observed during sixteen flights of the LBA-SMOCC/RaCCI field campaign (black solid line represents the mean while the grey zone shows the standard deviation range) and the mean of model results (blue).
Figure 7. CO model relative error (%) relative to the MOPITT CO retrieval for the months August, September and October 2002 at five vertical levels (850, 700, 500, 350 and 250 hPa). Positive values mean that model results are underestimated in reference to the MOPITT retrieved data and vice-versa.
Figure 8. Model CO mixing ratio (ppb, on the left) and the model error relative to the MOPITT CO retrievals (%, on the right) at 250, 350 and 500 hPa. Model and MOPITT data were time averaged over the days 6, 7, 8 and 9 September 2002. White areas, on the right, denote places without valid data for MOPITT during the time average period.
Figure 9. Model and MODIS AOT (550 nm) comparison.
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