Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1797–1813, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1797-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1797–1813, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1797-2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Satellite retrieval of aerosol combined with assimilated forecast

Mayumi Yoshida et al.

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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish as is (04 Dec 2020) by Stelios Kazadzis
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We developed a new aerosol satellite retrieval algorithm combining a numerical aerosol forecast. This is the first study that utilizes the assimilated model forecast of aerosol as an a priori estimate of the retrieval. Aerosol retrievals were improved by effectively incorporating both model and satellite information. By using the assimilated forecast as an a priori estimate, information from previous observations can be propagated to future retrievals, thus leading to better retrieval accuracy.
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