Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1565–1590, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1565-2020

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1565–1590, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1565-2020

Research article 07 Feb 2020

Research article | 07 Feb 2020

Above-cloud aerosol optical depth from airborne observations in the southeast Atlantic

Samuel E. LeBlanc et al.

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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Nov 2019) by Jérôme Riedi
AR by Samuel LeBlanc on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (21 Dec 2019) by Jérôme Riedi
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The southeast Atlantic during August–October experiences layers of smoke from biomass burning over marine stratocumulus clouds. Here we present the light attenuation of the smoke and its dependence in the spatial, vertical, and spectral domain through direct measurements from an airborne platform during September 2016. From our observations of this climatically important smoke, we found an average aerosol optical depth of 0.32 at 500 nm, slightly lower than comparative satellite measurements.
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