Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3885–3902, 2018

Special issue: Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3885–3902, 2018

Research article 20 Mar 2018

Research article | 20 Mar 2018

Aerosol optical depth in the European Brewer Network

Javier López-Solano et al.

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The European Brewer Network (EUBREWNET, COST Action ES1207) is comprised of close to 50 instruments and currently provides near-real-time ozone and UV data. Aerosols also play key role in the Earth–atmosphere system and introduce a large uncertainty into our understanding of climate change. In this work we describe and validate a method to incorporate the measurement of aerosols in EUBREWNET. We find that this Brewer network can provide reliable aerosol data across Europe in the UV range.
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