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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5365-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5365-2022
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25 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 25 Apr 2022

Global maps of aerosol single scattering albedo using combined CERES-MODIS retrieval

Archana Devi and Sreedharan K. Satheesh

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Global maps of aerosol absorption were generated using a multi-satellite retrieval algorithm. The retrieved values were validated with available aircraft-based measurements and compared with other global datasets. Seasonal and spatial distributions of aerosol absorption over various regions are also presented. The global maps of single scattering albedo with improved accuracy provide important input to climate models for assessing the climatic impact of aerosols on regional and global scales.
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