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.

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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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