Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Research article
26 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 26 Mar 2018

Measurement-based climatology of aerosol direct radiative effect, its sensitivities, and uncertainties from a background southeast US site

James P. Sherman and Allison McComiskey

Data sets

Aerosol measurements EMEP

AERONET Level 2 aerosol optical depth data GSFC

APP Statistical Summary Plot Page, NOAA

Short summary
This paper highlights the first multi-year ground-based climatology of aerosol direct radiative effect (DRE) in the southeastern US Aerosol DRE at the co-located NOAA and NASA aerosol monitoring sites at Appalachian State University is approximately five times more negative during summer than winter. Aerosol DRE is most sensitive to aerosol optical depth (AOD). Use of MODIS-measured increases DRE uncertainty by a factor of 2.5 to 5.
Final-revised paper