NRT Data Application to Air Quality Forecasts

The NRT Data Application to Air Quality Forecasts is a new CMA-WMO GURME Pilot Project launched in March 2011 in Hangzhou, China. Under the leadership of Xiao-Ye Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, CMA, the project has the following objectives:Develop and establish a NRT chemical data transfer system to collect and process both ground based and satellite observations, based on the WMO data transfer protocols for conventional weather data; Develop an AQ forecasting system and integrate it with the NRT system to illustrate the capacity of NRT data to enhance the accuracy of AQ forecasts in China;Develop an emission estimating system using the NRT data and inverse modeling methodology;andExchange and transfer research results with other national and international agencies.

The Progress of NRT Pilot Project - Presentation by Xiao-Ye Zhang