Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6761–6784, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6761-2018

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6761–6784, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6761-2018
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 et al.

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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.