Observations and modeling of aerosol and cloud properties for climate studies (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Observations and modeling of aerosol and cloud properties for climate studies (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): O. Dubovik, M. King, D. Tanre, and T. Wagner Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
The joint ACP/AMT special issue on "Observations and modeling of aerosol and clouds properties for climate studies" brings together publications on characterization of aerosol and cloud properties and their impact on climate. This special issue is motivated by presentations and discussions that took place during the Workshop on "Observations and modeling of aerosol and clouds properties for climate studies" held in Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 12–14 of September, 2011 (http://www-loa.univ-lille1.fr/workshop/). The workshop gathered more than 130 scientists already involved in decades of collaboration and generated a number of insightful discussions on the community accomplishments and outlined the most appealing dynamics for near future remote-sensing activities. The advances and challenges of accessing aerosol and cloud effects on climate dynamics were discussed. It also included coordination between the international space-based observations of the atmosphere activities and evaluation of satellite products with the help of modelers, ground-based remote-sensing and in situ measurement scientists.

We encourage submissions describing the studies presented at the workshop and also coming from the relevant broader community.

Main topics are the following:
– achievements in characterization of aerosols, clouds and Earth’s atmosphere;
– inversions, new ideas and algorithms to derive detailed aerosol and cloud properties: passive and active remote sensing, characterization from satellite, ground-based, airborne and in situ;
– modeling of aerosols, clouds and their climate effects;
– progress expected from future satellite missions.

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10 Apr 2014
Multi-decadal aerosol variations from 1980 to 2009: a perspective from observations and a global model
M. Chin, T. Diehl, Q. Tan, J. M. Prospero, R. A. Kahn, L. A. Remer, H. Yu, A. M. Sayer, H. Bian, I. V. Geogdzhayev, B. N. Holben, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, N. C. Hsu, D. Kim, T. L. Kucsera, R. C. Levy, M. I. Mishchenko, X. Pan, P. K. Quinn, G. L. Schuster, D. G. Streets, S. A. Strode, O. Torres, and X.-P. Zhao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3657–3690, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-3657-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-3657-2014, 2014
03 Feb 2014
Remote sensing of volcanic ash plumes from thermal infrared: a case study analysis from SEVIRI, MODIS and IASI instruments
P. Dubuisson, H. Herbin, F. Minvielle, M. Compiègne, F. Thieuleux, F. Parol, and J. Pelon
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 359–371, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-359-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-359-2014, 2014
24 Jan 2014
Sensitivity of aerosol retrieval to geometrical configuration of ground-based sun/sky radiometer observations
B. Torres, O. Dubovik, C. Toledano, A. Berjon, V. E. Cachorro, T. Lapyonok, P. Litvinov, and P. Goloub
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 847–875, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-847-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-847-2014, 2014
28 Nov 2013
Multispectral information from TANSO-FTS instrument – Part 1: Application to greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) in clear sky conditions
H. Herbin, L. C. Labonnote, and P. Dubuisson
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 3301–3311, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-3301-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-3301-2013, 2013
28 Nov 2013
Multispectral information from TANSO-FTS instrument – Part 2: Application to aerosol effect on greenhouse gas retrievals
H. Herbin, L. C. Labonnote, and P. Dubuisson
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 3313–3323, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-3313-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-3313-2013, 2013
19 Nov 2013
The seasonal vertical distribution of the Saharan Air Layer and its modulation by the wind
C. Tsamalis, A. Chédin, J. Pelon, and V. Capelle
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 11235–11257, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-11235-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-11235-2013, 2013
06 Nov 2013
The Collection 6 MODIS aerosol products over land and ocean
R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Munchak, L. A. Remer, A. M. Sayer, F. Patadia, and N. C. Hsu
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2989–3034, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2989-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2989-2013, 2013
16 Oct 2013
Aerosol physical and chemical properties retrieved from ground-based remote sensing measurements during heavy haze days in Beijing winter
Z. Li, X. Gu, L. Wang, D. Li, Y. Xie, K. Li, O. Dubovik, G. Schuster, P. Goloub, Y. Zhang, L. Li, Y. Ma, and H. Xu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10171–10183, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10171-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-10171-2013, 2013
16 Sep 2013
Absorption properties of Mediterranean aerosols obtained from multi-year ground-based remote sensing observations
M. Mallet, O. Dubovik, P. Nabat, F. Dulac, R. Kahn, J. Sciare, D. Paronis, and J. F. Léon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9195–9210, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-9195-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-9195-2013, 2013
06 Sep 2013
Aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratio derived from passive satellite measurements
F.-M. Bréon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8947–8954, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-8947-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-8947-2013, 2013
30 Aug 2013
Measurements on pointing error and field of view of Cimel-318 Sun photometers in the scope of AERONET
B. Torres, C. Toledano, A. Berjón, D. Fuertes, V. Molina, R. Gonzalez, M. Canini, V. E. Cachorro, P. Goloub, T. Podvin, L. Blarel, O. Dubovik, Y. Bennouna, and A. M. de Frutos
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2207–2220, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2207-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2207-2013, 2013
30 Aug 2013
Improved information about the vertical location and extent of monolayer clouds from POLDER3 measurements in the oxygen A-band
M. Desmons, N. Ferlay, F. Parol, L. Mcharek, and C. Vanbauce
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2221–2238, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2221-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2221-2013, 2013
29 Aug 2013
Column water vapor determination in night period with a lunar photometer prototype
A. Barreto, E. Cuevas, B. Damiri, P. M. Romero, and F. Almansa
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2159–2167, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2159-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2159-2013, 2013
27 Aug 2013
MISR Dark Water aerosol retrievals: operational algorithm sensitivity to particle non-sphericity
O. V. Kalashnikova, M. J. Garay, J. V. Martonchik, and D. J. Diner
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2131–2154, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2131-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2131-2013, 2013
21 Aug 2013
A variational approach for retrieving ice cloud properties from infrared measurements: application in the context of two IIR validation campaigns
O. Sourdeval, L. C. -Labonnote, G. Brogniez, O. Jourdan, J. Pelon, and A. Garnier
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8229–8244, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-8229-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-8229-2013, 2013
20 Aug 2013
Enhancement of aerosol characterization using synergy of lidar and sun-photometer coincident observations: the GARRLiC algorithm
A. Lopatin, O. Dubovik, A. Chaikovsky, P. Goloub, T. Lapyonok, D. Tanré, and P. Litvinov
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2065–2088, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2065-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2065-2013, 2013
13 Aug 2013
The Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI): a new tool for aerosol and cloud remote sensing
D. J. Diner, F. Xu, M. J. Garay, J. V. Martonchik, B. E. Rheingans, S. Geier, A. Davis, B. R. Hancock, V. M. Jovanovic, M. A. Bull, K. Capraro, R. A. Chipman, and S. C. McClain
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2007–2025, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2007-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-2007-2013, 2013
08 Aug 2013
Aerosol retrieval experiments in the ESA Aerosol_cci project
T. Holzer-Popp, G. de Leeuw, J. Griesfeller, D. Martynenko, L. Klüser, S. Bevan, W. Davies, F. Ducos, J. L. Deuzé, R. G. Graigner, A. Heckel, W. von Hoyningen-Hüne, P. Kolmonen, P. Litvinov, P. North, C. A. Poulsen, D. Ramon, R. Siddans, L. Sogacheva, D. Tanre, G. E. Thomas, M. Vountas, J. Descloitres, J. Griesfeller, S. Kinne, M. Schulz, and S. Pinnock
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1919–1957, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1919-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1919-2013, 2013
31 Jul 2013
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MODIS 3 km aerosol product: algorithm and global perspective
L. A. Remer, S. Mattoo, R. C. Levy, and L. A. Munchak
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1829–1844, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1829-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1829-2013, 2013
31 Jul 2013
Feasibility of polarized all-sky imaging for aerosol characterization
A. Kreuter and M. Blumthaler
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1845–1854, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1845-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1845-2013, 2013
23 Jul 2013
MODIS 3 km aerosol product: applications over land in an urban/suburban region
L. A. Munchak, R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, B. N. Holben, J. S. Schafer, C. A. Hostetler, and R. A. Ferrare
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1747–1759, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1747-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1747-2013, 2013
22 Jul 2013
Coherent uncertainty analysis of aerosol measurements from multiple satellite sensors
M. Petrenko and C. Ichoku
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6777–6805, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-6777-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-6777-2013, 2013
11 Jul 2013
Variability of aerosol properties over Eastern Europe observed from ground and satellites in the period from 2003 to 2011
A. Bovchaliuk, G. Milinevsky, V. Danylevsky, P. Goloub, O. Dubovik, A. Holdak, F. Ducos, and M. Sosonkin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 6587–6602, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-6587-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-6587-2013, 2013
17 May 2013
A 4-D climatology (1979–2009) of the monthly tropospheric aerosol optical depth distribution over the Mediterranean region from a comparative evaluation and blending of remote sensing and model products
P. Nabat, S. Somot, M. Mallet, I. Chiapello, J. J. Morcrette, F. Solmon, S. Szopa, F. Dulac, W. Collins, S. Ghan, L. W. Horowitz, J. F. Lamarque, Y. H. Lee, V. Naik, T. Nagashima, D. Shindell, and R. Skeie
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1287–1314, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1287-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-1287-2013, 2013
16 Apr 2013
Multi-satellite aerosol observations in the vicinity of clouds
T. Várnai, A. Marshak, and W. Yang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3899–3908, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3899-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3899-2013, 2013
15 Apr 2013
Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties above liquid clouds from POLDER/PARASOL polarization measurements
F. Waquet, C. Cornet, J.-L. Deuzé, O. Dubovik, F. Ducos, P. Goloub, M. Herman, T. Lapyonok, L. C. Labonnote, J. Riedi, D. Tanré, F. Thieuleux, and C. Vanbauce
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 991–1016, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-991-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-991-2013, 2013
04 Apr 2013
Detection and characterization of volcanic ash plumes over Lille during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption
A. Mortier, P. Goloub, T. Podvin, C. Deroo, A. Chaikovsky, N. Ajtai, L. Blarel, D. Tanre, and Y. Derimian
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3705–3720, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3705-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3705-2013, 2013
27 Mar 2013
A robust calibration approach for PM10 prediction from MODIS aerosol optical depth
X. Q. Yap and M. Hashim
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3517–3526, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3517-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3517-2013, 2013
25 Mar 2013
The global 3-D distribution of tropospheric aerosols as characterized by CALIOP
D. M. Winker, J. L. Tackett, B. J. Getzewich, Z. Liu, M. A. Vaughan, and R. R. Rogers
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3345–3361, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3345-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-3345-2013, 2013
04 Jan 2013
Aerosol indirect effect on warm clouds over South-East Atlantic, from co-located MODIS and CALIPSO observations
L. Costantino and F.-M. Bréon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 69–88, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-69-2013,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-69-2013, 2013
21 Dec 2012
Numerical evidence for cloud droplet nucleation at the cloud-environment interface
J. Sun, H. Leighton, M. K. Yau, and P. Ariya
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 12155–12164, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-12155-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-12155-2012, 2012
15 Nov 2012
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Development of a new data-processing method for SKYNET sky radiometer observations
M. Hashimoto, T. Nakajima, O. Dubovik, M. Campanelli, H. Che, P. Khatri, T. Takamura, and G. Pandithurai
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 2723–2737, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-2723-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-2723-2012, 2012
14 Nov 2012
Corrigendum to "Discrimination of biomass burning smoke and clouds in MAIAC algorithm" published in Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9679–9686, 2012
A. Lyapustin, S. Korkin, Y. Wang, B. Quayle, and I. Laszlo
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10631–10631, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10631-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10631-2012, 2012
06 Nov 2012
Aerosol radiative forcing during African desert dust events (2005–2010) over Southeastern Spain
A. Valenzuela, F. J. Olmo, H. Lyamani, M. Antón, A. Quirantes, and L. Alados-Arboledas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10331–10351, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10331-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-10331-2012, 2012
24 Oct 2012
Discrimination of biomass burning smoke and clouds in MAIAC algorithm
A. Lyapustin, S. Korkin, Y. Wang, B. Quayle, and I. Laszlo
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9679–9686, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9679-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9679-2012, 2012
22 Oct 2012
Eyjafjallajökull volcano plume particle-type characterization from space-based multi-angle imaging
R. A. Kahn and J. Limbacher
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9459–9477, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9459-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9459-2012, 2012
17 Oct 2012
Profiling of fine and coarse particle mass: case studies of Saharan dust and Eyjafjallajökull/Grimsvötn volcanic plumes
A. Ansmann, P. Seifert, M. Tesche, and U. Wandinger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9399–9415, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9399-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-9399-2012, 2012
28 Sep 2012
Estimating marine aerosol particle volume and number from Maritime Aerosol Network data
A. M. Sayer, A. Smirnov, N. C. Hsu, L. A. Munchak, and B. N. Holben
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 8889–8909, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-8889-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-8889-2012, 2012
07 Sep 2012
The distribution of snow black carbon observed in the Arctic and compared to the GISS-PUCCINI model
T. Dou, C. Xiao, D. T. Shindell, J. Liu, K. Eleftheriadis, J. Ming, and D. Qin
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7995–8007, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7995-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7995-2012, 2012
17 Aug 2012
Comparison of CALIPSO aerosol optical depth retrievals to AERONET measurements, and a climatology for the lidar ratio of dust
G. L. Schuster, M. Vaughan, D. MacDonnell, W. Su, D. Winker, O. Dubovik, T. Lapyonok, and C. Trepte
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7431–7452, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7431-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7431-2012, 2012
16 Aug 2012
Mixing of dust and NH3 observed globally over anthropogenic dust sources
P. Ginoux, L. Clarisse, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, O. Dubovik, N. C. Hsu, and M. Van Damme
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7351–7363, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7351-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-7351-2012, 2012
30 Jul 2012
Retrieving aerosol in a cloudy environment: aerosol product availability as a function of spatial resolution
L. A. Remer, S. Mattoo, R. C. Levy, A. Heidinger, R. B. Pierce, and M. Chin
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1823–1840, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-1823-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-1823-2012, 2012
12 Jun 2012
Shortwave radiative forcing and efficiency of key aerosol types using AERONET data
O. E. García, J. P. Díaz, F. J. Expósito, A. M. Díaz, O. Dubovik, Y. Derimian, P. Dubuisson, and J.-C. Roger
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 5129–5145, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-5129-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-5129-2012, 2012
21 May 2012
Linear estimation of particle bulk parameters from multi-wavelength lidar measurements
I. Veselovskii, O. Dubovik, A. Kolgotin, M. Korenskiy, D. N. Whiteman, K. Allakhverdiev, and F. Huseyinoglu
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1135–1145, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-1135-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-1135-2012, 2012
10 Jan 2012
Aerosol classification using airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar measurements – methodology and examples
S. P. Burton, R. A. Ferrare, C. A. Hostetler, J. W. Hair, R. R. Rogers, M. D. Obland, C. F. Butler, A. L. Cook, D. B. Harper, and K. D. Froyd
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 73–98, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-73-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-5-73-2012, 2012
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