Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11303-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11303-2018
Research article
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13 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 13 Aug 2018

Net radiative effects of dust in the tropical North Atlantic based on integrated satellite observations and in situ measurements

Qianqian Song, Zhibo Zhang, Hongbin Yu, Seiji Kato, Ping Yang, Peter Colarco, Lorraine A. Remer, and Claire L. Ryder

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Mineral dust is the most abundant atmospheric aerosol component in terms of dry mass. In this study, we integrate recent aircraft measurements of dust microphysical and optical properties with satellite retrievals of aerosol and radiative fluxes to quantify the dust direct radiative effects on the shortwave and longwave radiation at both the top of the atmosphere and the surface in the tropical North Atlantic during summer months.
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