Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12795–12811, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12795-2020

Special issue: Satellite and ground-based remote sensing of aerosol optical,...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12795–12811, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12795-2020

Research article 04 Nov 2020

Research article | 04 Nov 2020

Improved inversion of aerosol components in the atmospheric column from remote sensing data

Ying Zhang et al.

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Observation of atmospheric aerosol components plays an important role in reducing uncertainty in climate assessment. In this study, an improved remote sensing method which can better distinguish scattering components is developed, and the aerosol components in the atmospheric column over China are retrieved based on the Sun–sky radiometer Observation NETwork (SONET). The component distribution shows there could be a sea salt component in northwest China from a paleomarine source in desert land.
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