Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
13 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 13 Feb 2017

60 years of UK visibility measurements: impact of meteorology and atmospheric pollutants on visibility

Ajit Singh, William J. Bloss, and Francis D. Pope


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Francis Pope on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2016) by Toshihiko Takemura
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Dec 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Dec 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Dec 2016) by Toshihiko Takemura
AR by Francis Pope on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2017) by Toshihiko Takemura
Short summary
Reduced visibility can indicate poor air quality. Using long-term visibility measurements, we explore the combined influence of aerosol particle and gas characteristics, and meteorology on long-term visibility. The measured data were fitted to a newly developed light-extinction model to generate predictions of historic aerosol and gas scattering and absorbing properties. This approach allows for estimation of historic aerosol properties where measurements are not available.
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