What's New in Version 5.3
What's new in CMAQv5.3?
- A more detailed representation of the characteristics of PM
- Expanded chemistry for ozone and PM formation from global-to-local scales
- More complex land and atmosphere interactions to support both air quality and ecosystems applications
- New emissions interface provides simplified emissions scaling and mapping
- Increased emphasis on pollutants originating outside the U.S.
- Enhanced scientific complexity with faster run times
- Integrated Source Apportionment Method (CMAQ-ISAM) and Sulfur Tracking Method (CMAQ-STM) are fully integrated in the model release
- Improved computational efficiency and simplified interface of CMAQ-ISAM
- Code for coupling the WRF meteorology model with CMAQ for online meteorology-chemistry air quality simulations
- New versions of CMAQ Support Tools including MCIPv5.0, AMETv1.4, VERDIv2.0, FEST-Cv1.4
- Fully revised documentation to better reflect CMAQ's current structure and capabilities
- Model-ready inputs for an annual continental US 2016 simulation available to download
CMAQ Review Process
CMAS, in collaboration with EPA scientists, has organized periodic CMAQ review panel meetings, of 3-day duration each. The review process usually starts by inviting a number of key scientists to participate in the process. The scientists are selected based on their expertise in accordance with the focus of the review session. After reviewing numerous reports and articles and completing their meeting in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the review panel prepares a comprehensive report on their findings and recommendations. EPA then responds to the comments of the reviewers. Final review reports are available on the EPA CMAQ website.