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Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5021–5043, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5021-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Coupled chemistry–meteorology modelling: status and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5021–5043, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5021-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Apr 2018

Research article | 12 Apr 2018

An assessment of aerosol optical properties from remote-sensing observations and regional chemistry–climate coupled models over Europe

Laura Palacios-Peña et al.

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Aerosol Robotic Network Level 2 NASA (Goddard space flight center) https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/type_piece_of_map_opera_v2_new

The MODIS Aerosol products NASA (MODIS Atmosphere) https://modis-atmosphere.gsfc.nasa.gov/products/aerosol

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Atmospheric aerosols modify the radiative budget of the Earth, and it is therefore mandatory to have an accurate representation of their optical properties for understanding their climatic role. This work therefore evaluates the skill in the representation of optical properties by different remote-sensing sensors and regional online coupled chemistry–climate models over Europe.
Atmospheric aerosols modify the radiative budget of the Earth, and it is therefore mandatory to...
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