Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 523–542, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-523-2019

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 523–542, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-523-2019

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 et al.

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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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