Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Research article
11 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2016

Is global dimming and brightening in Japan limited to urban areas?

Katsumasa Tanaka, Atsumu Ohmura, Doris Folini, Martin Wild, and Nozomu Ohkawara


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Oct 2016) by Toshihiko Takemura
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Oct 2016) by Toshihiko Takemura
AR by Katsumasa Tanaka on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Surface solar radiation observed in Japan generally shows a strong decline until the end of the 1980s and then a recovery up until around 2000. A substantial number of measurement stations are located close to populated areas and are speculated to have been influenced by air pollution. However, data obtained at 14 meteorological observatories suggest that the large decadal variations in surface solar radiation occur on a large scale and not limited to urban areas.
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