Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3595–3627, 2019

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3595–3627, 2019

Research article 04 Jul 2019

Research article | 04 Jul 2019

Two decades observing smoke above clouds in the south-eastern Atlantic Ocean: Deep Blue algorithm updates and validation with ORACLES field campaign data

Andrew M. Sayer et al.


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AR by Andrew Sayer on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2019) by J.M. Haywood
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 May 2019)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2019) by J.M. Haywood
Short summary
Aerosols are small particles in the atmosphere such as dust or smoke. They are routinely monitored by satellites due to their importance for climate and air quality. However aerosols above clouds are more difficult to monitor. This study describes an improvement to a technique to monitor light-absorbing aerosols above clouds from four Earth-orbiting satellite instruments. The improved method is evaluated using data from the ORACLES field campaign, which measured these aerosols from aircraft.