Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7473–7488, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7473-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7473–7488, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7473-2020

Research article 26 Jun 2020

Research article | 26 Jun 2020

Site representativity of AERONET and GAW remotely sensed aerosol optical thickness and absorbing aerosol optical thickness observations

Nick A. J. Schutgens

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Mar 2020) by Matthias Tesche
RR by Andrew Sayer (18 Mar 2020)
RR by Tero Mielonen (20 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Mar 2020) by Matthias Tesche
AR by Nick Schutgens on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Apr 2020) by Matthias Tesche
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Aerosols are tiny particles in the air that affect human health and climate. To study these particles, measurement networks across the world are used. Each site, however, can only observe the air directly above it, so how representative is this measurement for the wider environment? The sites of a well-known remote sensing network (AERONET) are examined and ranked according to their representativity. This should benefit researchers using this measurement network.
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