Evaluating Air Quality Forecasts


Jordan Schnell at NOAA GSL is using MELODIES MONET to evaluate the performance of a variety of research and operational air quality forecast models including a newly developed research forecast model called RAP-chem every day in near real time against the AirNow surface observations of ozone, PM2.5, CO, and NO2 and AERONET AOD measurements.

Check out the full analysis for each forecast here.

This includes a new feature developed by NOAA GSL summer student, Mackenzie Arnold, to interactively view plots for individual surface sites online.

The code to produce this analysis using MELODIES MONET is in the examples/forecast_evaluation folder on GitHub.

Example plots for ozone and PM2.5 for the forecast on January 18th, 2022 are below.