Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15309–15336, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15309–15336, 2021

Research article 14 Oct 2021

Research article | 14 Oct 2021

Three-dimensional climatology, trends, and meteorological drivers of global and regional tropospheric type-dependent aerosols: insights from 13 years (2007–2019) of CALIOP observations

Ke Gui et al.

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This study utilized the globally gridded aerosol extinction data from CALIOP during 2007–2019 to investigate the 3D climatology, trends, and meteorological drivers of tropospheric type-dependent aerosols. Results revealed that the planetary boundary layer (PBL) and the free troposphere contribute 62.08 % and 37.92 %, respectively, of the global tropospheric TAOD. Trends in CALIOP-derived aerosol loading, in particular those partitioned in the PBL, can be explained to a large extent by meteorology.
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