Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15401–15426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15401-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15401–15426, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15401-2020

Research article 11 Dec 2020

Research article | 11 Dec 2020

Constraining the relationships between aerosol height, aerosol optical depth and total column trace gas measurements using remote sensing and models

Shuo Wang et al.

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We analyze global measurements of aerosol height from fires. A plume rise model reproduces measurements with a low bias in five regions, while a statistical model based on satellite measurements of trace gasses co-emitted from the fires reproduces measurements without bias in eight regions. We propose that the magnitude of the pollutants emitted may impact their height and subsequent downwind transport. Using satellite data allows better modeling of the global aerosol distribution.
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