Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Research article
08 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2018

Insight into global trends in aerosol composition from 2005 to 2015 inferred from the OMI Ultraviolet Aerosol Index

Melanie S. Hammer, Randall V. Martin, Chi Li, Omar Torres, Max Manning, and Brian L. Boys


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 May 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 May 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Melanie Hammer on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2018) by Kostas Tsigaridis
Short summary
We apply a simulation of the Ultraviolet Aerosol Index (UVAI), a method of detecting aerosol absorption from satellite observations, to interpret UVAI values observed by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) from 2005 to 2015 to understand global trends in aerosol composition. We find that global trends in the UVAI are largely explained by trends in absorption by mineral dust, absorption by brown carbon, and scattering by secondary inorganic aerosol.
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