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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6319–6340, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6319-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6319–6340, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6319-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 02 Dec 2019

Research article | 02 Dec 2019

The role of aerosol layer height in quantifying aerosol absorption from ultraviolet satellite observations

Jiyunting Sun et al.

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AR by Jiyunting Sun on behalf of the Authors (07 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Omar Torres (04 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Oct 2019) by Ben Veihelmann
AR by Jiyunting Sun on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Oct 2019) by Ben Veihelmann
AR by Jiyunting Sun on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2019)  Author's response
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Single scattering albedo (SSA) is critical for reducing uncertainties in radiative forcing assessment. This paper presents two methods to retrieve SSA from satellite observations of the near-UV absorbing aerosol index (UVAI). The first is physically based radiative transfer simulations; the second is a statistically based machine learning algorithm. The result of the latter is encouraging. Both methods show that the ALH is necessary to quantitatively interpret aerosol absorption from UVAI.
Single scattering albedo (SSA) is critical for reducing uncertainties in radiative forcing...
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