Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4471–4506, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4471-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4471–4506, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4471-2021

Research article 17 Jun 2021

Research article | 17 Jun 2021

Characterization of aerosol size properties from measurements of spectral optical depth: a global validation of the GRASP-AOD code using long-term AERONET data

Benjamin Torres and David Fuertes

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The article shows the capacity of the new GRASP-AOD approach to be used for large datasets of aerosol optical depth from ground-based observations, through a comparison with standard AERONET codes. This new approach reduces the requirements in terms of measurements (no need of scattering information) to derive some basic aerosol size and optical properties. A broad use of this algorithm would increase the datasets of aerosol properties from ground-based observations.