Articles | Volume 21, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12331–12358, 2021

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12331–12358, 2021

Research article 17 Aug 2021

Research article | 17 Aug 2021

Multi-dimensional satellite observations of aerosol properties and aerosol types over three major urban clusters in eastern China

Yuqin Liu et al.

Data sets

MODIS Atmosphere Level-2 Daily Product Y. Q. Liu

CALIOP Level-2 aerosol layers product Y. Q. Liu

ERA-Interim reanalysis data set Y. Q. Liu

Short summary
The four-dimensional variation of aerosol properties over the BTH, YRD and PRD (east China) were investigated using satellite observations from 2007 to 2020. Distinct differences between the aerosol optical depth and vertical distribution of the occurrence of aerosol types over these regions depend on season, aerosol loading and meteorological conditions. Day–night differences between the vertical distribution of aerosol types suggest effects of boundary layer dynamics and aerosol transport.
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