Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4377–4401, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4377-2018

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4377–4401, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4377-2018

Research article 29 Mar 2018

Research article | 29 Mar 2018

Determining the infrared radiative effects of Saharan dust: a radiative transfer modelling study based on vertically resolved measurements at Lampedusa

Daniela Meloni et al.

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This study examines how different aerosol optical properties determine the dust longwave radiative effects at the surface, in the atmosphere and at the top of the atmosphere, based on the combination of remote sensing and in situ observations from the ground, from airborne sensors, and from space, by means of radiative transfer modelling. The closure experiment is based on longwave irradiances and spectral brightness temperatures measured during the 2013 ChArMEx–ADRIMED campaign at Lampedusa.
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