Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 47–69, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-47-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 47–69, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-47-2016

Research article 14 Jan 2016

Research article | 14 Jan 2016

Investigating the frequency and interannual variability in global above-cloud aerosol characteristics with CALIOP and OMI

R. Alfaro-Contreras et al.

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AR by Jianglong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (24 Jul 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Abhay Devasthale (21 Sep 2015)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Sep 2015) by Philip Stier
AR by Jianglong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Oct 2015) by Philip Stier
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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (02 Nov 2015) by Philip Stier
AR by Jianglong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2015) by Philip Stier
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The spatial distributions and trends of above-cloud aerosol (ACA) events are studied using seven and a half years of MODIS, OMI, and CALIOP data. The active- (CALIOP) and passive-based (MODIS-OMI) methods have their advantages and caveats, and thus both are used to get a thorough and robust comparison of ACA distribution and climatology. For the first time, baseline above-cloud CALIOP aerosol optical depth and OMI aerosol index thresholds are derived and examined for each sensor.
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