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Volume 17, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12097–12120, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12097-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12097–12120, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12097-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Oct 2017

Research article | 12 Oct 2017

Classifying aerosol type using in situ surface spectral aerosol optical properties

Lauren Schmeisser et al.

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Three methods are used to classify aerosol type from aerosol optical properties measured in situ at 24 surface sites. Classification methods work best at sites with stable, homogenous aerosol at particularly polluted and dust-prone continental and marine sites. Classification methods are poor at remote marine and Arctic sites. Using these methods to extrapolate aerosol type from optical properties can help determine aerosol radiative forcing and improve aerosol satellite retrieval algorithms.
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