Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1655–1672, 2021

Special issue: Satellite and ground-based remote sensing of aerosol optical,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1655–1672, 2021

Research article 01 Mar 2021

Research article | 01 Mar 2021

Retrieval of aerosol fine-mode fraction over China from satellite multiangle polarized observations: validation and comparison

Yang Zhang et al.

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Short summary
The aerosol fine-mode fraction (FMF) is an important parameter reflecting the content of man-made aerosols. This study carried out the retrieval of FMF in China based on multi-angle polarization data and validated the results. The results of this study can contribute to the FMF retrieval algorithm of multi-angle polarization sensors. At the same time, a high-precision FMF dataset of China was obtained, which can provide basic data for atmospheric environment research.