Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7639–7651, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7639-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7639–7651, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7639-2016

Research article 23 Jun 2016

Research article | 23 Jun 2016

A case study of the radiative effect of aerosols over Europe: EUCAARI-LONGREX

Anna R. Esteve et al.

Data sets

EUCAARI: in-situ airborne observations by the FAAM BAE-146 aircraft Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements; Met Office; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (2016) http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7e76016a24f7435da11b026d966ec4bf

tavg1_2d_rad_Nx: MERRA 2D IAU Diagnostic, Radiation Surface and TOA, Time Average 1-hourly, version 5.2.0 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) https://doi.org/10.5067/RI9VTUQN74XJ

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The radiative effect of aerosols over Europe during the EUCAARI-LONGREX campaign has been calculated using measurements made by the FAAM BAe-146 aircraft and radiative transfer modelling. For one specially designed flight, simulated irradiances have been compared to radiation measurements to explore the validity of model assumptions. We have quantified the uncertainties in our calculations due to the way in which aerosols and other parameters are represented in a radiative transfer model.
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