Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2637–2674, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2637-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2637–2674, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-2637-2021

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 et al.

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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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