Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Research article
20 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2018

Aerosol optical properties derived from POLDER-3/PARASOL (2005–2013) over the western Mediterranean Sea – Part 1: Quality assessment with AERONET and in situ airborne observations

Paola Formenti, Lydie Mbemba Kabuiku, Isabelle Chiapello, Fabrice Ducos, François Dulac, and Didier Tanré


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Nov 2018) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Paola Formenti on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Aerosol particles from natural and anthropogenic sources are climate regulators as they can counteract or amplify the warming effect of greenhouse gases, but are difficult to observe due to their temporal and spatial variability. Satellite sensors can provide the needed global coverage but need validation. In this paper we explore the capability of the POLDER-3 advanced space-borne sensor to observe aerosols over the western Mediterranean region.