Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11217–11238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11217-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11217–11238, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11217-2022
Research article
02 Sep 2022
Research article | 02 Sep 2022

Using aircraft measurements to characterize subgrid-scale variability of aerosol properties near the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Southern Great Plains site

Jerome D. Fast et al.

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Recent aircraft measurements from the HI-SCALE campaign conducted over the Southern Great Plains (SGP) site in Oklahoma are used to quantify spatial variability of aerosol properties in terms of grid spacings typically used by weather and climate models. Surprisingly large horizontal gradients in aerosol properties were frequently observed in this rural area. This spatial variability can be used as an uncertainty range when comparing surface point measurements with model predictions.
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