Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13369–13395, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13369-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13369–13395, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13369-2021

Research article 09 Sep 2021

Research article | 09 Sep 2021

Global dust optical depth climatology derived from CALIOP and MODIS aerosol retrievals on decadal timescales: regional and interannual variability

Qianqian Song et al.

Data sets

The global DAOD and dust vertical extinction coefficient climatology data derived from CALIOP in this study and the MODIS DAOD retrieval data over land and ocean Qianqian Song, Hongbin Yu, and Paul Ginoux https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aQVupe7govPwR6qmsqUbR4fJQsp1DBCX?usp=sharing

MYD13C2 MODIS/Aqua Vegetation Indices Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006 K. Didan https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD13C2.006

MERRA-2 tavg1_2d_flx_Nx: 2d,1-Hourly, Time-Averaged, Single-Level, Assimilation, Surface Flux Diagnostics V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office https://doi.org/10.5067/7MCPBJ41Y0K6

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We present a satellite-derived global dust climatological record over the last two decades, including the monthly mean visible dust optical depth (DAOD) and vertical distribution of dust extinction coefficient at a 2º × 5º spatial resolution derived from CALIOP and MODIS. In addition, the CALIOP climatological dataset also includes dust vertical extinction profiles. Based on these two datasets, we carried out a comprehensive comparative study of the spatial and temporal climatology of dust.
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