Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3803–3825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3803-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3803–3825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3803-2021

Research article 15 Mar 2021

Research article | 15 Mar 2021

Long-term multi-source data analysis about the characteristics of aerosol optical properties and types over Australia

Xingchuan Yang et al.

Data sets

1 second SRTM Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Geoscience Australia http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/9a9284b6-eb45-4a13-97d0-91bf25f1187b

Dynamic Land Cover Dataset Version 2.1 L. Lymburner, P. Tan, A. McIntyre, M. Thankappan, and J. Sixsmith http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/83868

Aerosol optical depth (V3), solar and aerosol inversions (V3) NASA https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

MODIS Atmosphere L2 Aerosol Product R. Levy and C. Hsu https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD04_L2.061

MERRA-2 tavgM_2d_aer_Nx: 2d, Monthly mean, Time-averaged, Single-Level, Assimilation, Aerosol Diagnostics V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) https://doi.org/10.5067/FH9A0MLJPC7N

ERA5 monthly averaged data on single levels from 1979 to present H. Hersbach, B. Bell, P. Berrisford, G. Biavati, A. Horányi, J. Muñoz Sabater, J. Nicolas, C. Peubey, R. Radu, I. Rozum, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, D. Dee, and J.-N. Thépaut https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.f17050d7

CALIPSO Lidar Level 3 Tropospheric Aerosol Profiles, Cloud Free Data, Standard V4-20 NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/CAL_LID_L3_Tropospheric_APro_CloudFree-Standard-V4-20

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We investigate the spatiotemporal distributions of aerosol optical properties and major aerosol types, along with the vertical distribution of the major aerosol types over Australia based on multi-source data. The results of this study provide significant information on aerosol optical properties in Australia, which can help to understand their characteristics and potential climate impacts.
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