Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5131–5154, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5131–5154, 2017

Research article 20 Apr 2017

Research article | 20 Apr 2017

The Climatology of Australian Aerosol

Ross M. Mitchell et al.


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Short summary
We present a climatological analysis of Australian aerosol based on 22 sun photometer stations operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO/AeroSpan. A spectral analysis shows the dominance of the annual cycle and its second and third harmonics in the time series. Classification shows three primary Australian aerosol regimes: temperate, arid, and tropical. Further analysis quantifies trends and reveals remarkable long-range coherence in the aerosol cycle across the continent.
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