Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6895–6917, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6895–6917, 2021

Research article 06 May 2021

Research article | 06 May 2021

AEROCOM and AEROSAT AAOD and SSA study – Part 1: Evaluation and intercomparison of satellite measurements

Nick Schutgens et al.


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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Feb 2021) by Matthias Tesche
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2021) by Matthias Tesche
Short summary
Absorptive aerosol has a potentially large impact on climate change. We evaluate and intercompare four global satellite datasets of absorptive aerosol optical depth (AAOD) and single-scattering albedo (SSA). We show that these datasets show reasonable correlations with the AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) reference, although significant biases remain. In a follow-up paper we show that these observations nevertheless can be used for model evaluation.
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