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On our Forecast Plots website:
Chemical forecasts are run each day using MOZART-4, driven by GEOS-5 meteorology and including the standard (100 species) chemical mechanism (Emmons et al., GMD, 2010). Fire emissions are updated with daily estimates from the Fire INventory of NCAR (FINN) (Wiedinmyer et al., GMD, 2011), based on MODIS Rapid Response Active Fire Data. The GEOS-5 meteorology forecasts have been provided by the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through the online data portal in the NASA Center for Climate Simulation. Click to access the current GEOS-5 production status (this might explain why MOZART forecasts are missing).
MOZART-4 simulations (up to about a week ago) are available for downloading, with options for subsetting on the WRF-Chem MOZART download webpage.
If you would like access to the output files of the chemical forecasts please contact Louisa Emmons (emmons (at) ucar . edu).
MOZART forecasts are currently being used as boundary conditions for regional forecasts: