Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
23 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 23 Feb 2021

Assimilating aerosol optical properties related to size and absorption from POLDER/PARASOL with an ensemble data assimilation system

Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Nick A. J. Schutgens, and Otto P. Hasekamp


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Dec 2020) by Chul Han Song
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2021) by Chul Han Song
AR by Athanasios Tsikerdekis on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Accurate representation of aerosols in the atmosphere is hard to achieve due to their complex microphysical and optical properties and uncertain emissions. In our work, we employ a data assimilation method which integrates model simulations with satellite observation related to the amount, size and the light absorption of aerosol. The use of these observations in an experiment improves aerosol representation and it is recommended for utilization in future data assimilation practices.
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