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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12687–12707, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12687-2019

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12687–12707, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12687-2019

Research article 10 Oct 2019

Research article | 10 Oct 2019

Investigation of CATS aerosol products and application toward global diurnal variation of aerosols

Logan Lee et al.

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The study of the diurnal variation of aerosol optical depth (AOD) and aerosol vertical distribution is necessary for the monitoring and modeling of aerosol particles for various air pollution, visibility and climate-related studies. Upon evaluating 1064 nm AOD and aerosol extinction profiles from the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) level 2 aerosol product, we studied the diurnal variation of AOD and aerosol extinction profiles on both regional and global scales.
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