Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4309–4337, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4309-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4309–4337, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4309-2019
Research article
09 Aug 2019
Research article | 09 Aug 2019

Aerosol optical depth comparison between GAW-PFR and AERONET-Cimel radiometers from long-term (2005–2015) 1 min synchronous measurements

Emilio Cuevas et al.

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A comprehensive comparison of more than 70 000 synchronous 1 min aerosol optical depth (AOD) data from 3 Global Atmosphere Watch precision filter radiometers (GAW-PFR) and 15 Aerosol Robotic Network Cimel radiometers (AERONET-Cimel) was performed for the four near wavelengths (380, 440, 500 and 870 nm) in the period 2005–2015. The goal of this study is to assess whether their long term AOD data are comparable and consistent.