Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13849-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13849-2017
Research article
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21 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 21 Nov 2017

A study of 15-year aerosol optical thickness and direct shortwave aerosol radiative effect trends using MODIS, MISR, CALIOP and CERES

Ricardo Alfaro-Contreras, Jianglong Zhang, Jeffrey S. Reid, and Sundar Christopher

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Using near-full data records of Terra and Aqua MODIS and MISR data, we have evaluated aerosol optical depth trends over global oceans (MODIS and MISR) and land (MISR). Also, for the first time, shortwave aerosol radiative effect (SWARE) trends are estimated over global oceans with the combined use of observations from MODIS and CERES.
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