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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14591-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-14591-2021
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04 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 04 Oct 2021

Aerosol properties and aerosol–radiation interactions in clear-sky conditions over Germany

Jonas Witthuhn, Anja Hünerbein, Florian Filipitsch, Stefan Wacker, Stefanie Meilinger, and Hartwig Deneke

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Knowledge of aerosol–radiation interactions is important for understanding the climate system and for the renewable energy sector. Here, two complementary approaches are used to assess the consistency of the underlying aerosol properties and the resulting radiative effect in clear-sky conditions over Germany in 2015. An approach based on clear-sky models and broadband irradiance observations is contrasted to the use of explicit radiative transfer simulations using CAMS reanalysis data.
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