Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Research article
24 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 24 Oct 2018

A 12-year long global record of optical depth of absorbing aerosols above the clouds derived from the OMI/OMACA algorithm

Hiren Jethva, Omar Torres, and Changwoo Ahn


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AR by Hiren Jethva on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Sep 2018) by Jun Wang
RR by Zhibo Zhang (13 Sep 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2018) by Jun Wang
AR by Hiren Jethva on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2018)
Short summary
We introduce a new global satellite product of aerosol amounts lofted above the clouds from near-UV observations of Aura/OMI. The global decadal record derived from the product has revealed unprecedented quantitative information of light-absorbing aerosols above the cloud over several oceanic and continental regions of the world. The new dataset characterizing the optical properties of aerosol-cloud overlap will help quantify their radiative effects and representation in climate models.