Articles | Volume 19, issue 18
Research article
24 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 24 Sep 2019

Assessment of regional aerosol radiative effects under the SWAAMI campaign – Part 1: Quality-enhanced estimation of columnar aerosol extinction and absorption over the Indian subcontinent

Harshavardhana Sunil Pathak, Sreedharan Krishnakumari Satheesh, Ravi Shankar Nanjundiah, Krishnaswamy Krishna Moorthy, Sivaramakrishnan Lakshmivarahan, and Surendran Nair Suresh Babu


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ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2019) by B.V. Krishna Murthy
Short summary
We have developed quality-enhanced, gridded datasets for aerosol optical depth (AOD) and absorption AOD by assimilating highly accurate measurements from the dense network of ground-based stations, with respective satellite-retrieved datasets. The assimilated datasets demonstrate improved accuracy and reduced uncertainties as compared to respective satellite products. Thus, these assimilated products emerge as important tools to improve the accuracy of climate impact assessment of aerosols.
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