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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5761-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5761-2015
Research article
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26 May 2015
Research article |  | 26 May 2015

Diurnal variations of aerosol optical properties in the North China Plain and their influences on the estimates of direct aerosol radiative effect

Y. Kuang, C. S. Zhao, J. C. Tao, and N. Ma

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In this paper, it is found that the diurnal variations of single scattering albedo (SSA) and asymmetry factor (g) for ambient aerosol are both evident and far different from those of dry state aerosol in the North China Plain (NCP. The diurnal changes of SSA and g have significant impacts on the estimation of daily average direct aerosol radiative effect (DARE) at the top of the atmosphere. In addition, several suggestions are proposed to improve the accurate prediction of DARE in the NCP.
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