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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3133–3143, 2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3133–3143, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3133-2017

Research article 28 Feb 2017

Research article | 28 Feb 2017

Estimates of the aerosol indirect effect over the Baltic Sea region derived from 12 years of MODIS observations

Giulia Saponaro et al.

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The effect of aerosol upon cloud properties is studied over the Baltic Sea region, which presents a distinct contrast of aerosol loading between the clean Fennoscandia and the polluted area of central–eastern Europe. Statistically significant positive values are found over the Baltic Sea and Fennoscandia, while negative values are found over central–eastern Europe, contradicting the theory of aerosol indirect effect on clouds.
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