Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2019

Impact of mineral dust on shortwave and longwave radiation: evaluation of different vertically resolved parameterizations in 1-D radiative transfer computations

María José Granados-Muñoz, Michael Sicard, Roberto Román, Jose Antonio Benavent-Oltra, Rubén Barragán, Gerard Brogniez, Cyrielle Denjean, Marc Mallet, Paola Formenti, Benjamín Torres, and Lucas Alados-Arboledas


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AR by Maria Jose Granados-Muñoz on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Nov 2018) by François Dulac
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Dec 2018) by François Dulac
AR by Maria Jose Granados-Muñoz on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2018) by François Dulac
Short summary
The influence of mineral dust in the direct radiative effect is affected by a large uncertainty. This study investigates mineral dust radiative properties during an episode affecting southern Spain in June 2013 by using remote sensors and data collected on board an aircraft to feed a radiative transfer model. The study reveals the complexity of parameterizing these models, as characterizing mineral dust is still quite challenging, and the need for accurate mineral dust measurements.
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