Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9949–9968, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9949–9968, 2019
Research article
08 Aug 2019
Research article | 08 Aug 2019

The remote sensing of radiative forcing by light-absorbing particles (LAPs) in seasonal snow over northeastern China

Wei Pu et al.

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LAPs (light-absorbing particles) deposited on snow can decrease snow albedo and increase the absorption of solar radiation. Radiative forcing by LAPs will affect the regional hydrological cycle and climate. We use MODIS observations to retrieve the radiative forcing by LAPs in snow across northeastern China (NEC). The results of radiative forcing present distinct spatial variability. We find that the biases are negatively correlated with LAP concentrations and range from ~ 5 % to ~ 350 %.
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