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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11669-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11669-2021
Research article
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06 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 06 Aug 2021

Estimating radiative forcing efficiency of dust aerosol based on direct satellite observations: case studies over the Sahara and Taklimakan Desert

Lin Tian, Lin Chen, Peng Zhang, and Lei Bi

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The result shows dust aerosols from the Taklimakan Desert have higher aerosol scattering during dust storm cases of this paper, and this caused higher negative direct radiative forcing efficiency (DRFEdust) than aerosols from the Sahara. The microphysical properties and particle shapes of dust aerosol significantly influence DRFEdust. The satellite-based equi-albedo method has a unique advantage in DRFEdust estimation: it could validate the results derived from the numerical model directly.
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