Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6067–6085, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6067–6085, 2022
Research article
09 May 2022
Research article | 09 May 2022

Zonal variations in the vertical distribution of atmospheric aerosols over the Indian region and the consequent radiative effects

Nair K. Kala et al.

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ACP-2021-740 Nair Krishnan Kala, Narayana Sarma Anand, Mohanan Remani Manoj, Harshavardhana Sunil Pathak, Krishnaswamy Krishna Moorthy, and Sreedharan Krishnakumari Satheesh

Short summary
We present the 3-D distribution of atmospheric aerosols and highlight its variation with respect to longitudes over the Indian mainland and the surrounding oceans using long-term satellite observations and realistic synthesised data. The atmospheric heating due to the 3-D distribution of aerosols is estimated using radiative transfer calculations. We believe that our findings will have strong implications for aerosol–radiation interactions in regional climate simulations.
Final-revised paper