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ID: 223457.0, MPI für Meteorologie / Climate Processes
Aerosol data sources and their roles within PARAGON
Authors:Kahn, R. A.; Ogren, J. A.; Ackerman, T. P.; Bösenberg, Jens; Charlson, R. J.; Diner, D. J.; Holben, B. N.; Menzies, R. T.; Miller, M. A.; Seinfeld, J. H.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-10
Title of Journal:Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Journal Abbrev.:Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.
Volume:85
Issue / Number:10
Start Page:1511
End Page:1522
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We briefly but systematically review major sources of aerosol data, emphasizing suites of measurements that seem most likely to contribute to assessments of global aerosol climate forcing. The strengths and limitations of existing satellite, surface, and aircraft remote sensing systems are described, along with those of direct sampling networks and ship-based stations. It is evident that an enormous number of aerosol-related observations have been made, on a wide range of spatial and temporal sampling scales, and that many of the key gaps in this collection of data could be filled by technologies that either exist or are expected to be available in the near future. Emphasis must be given to combining remote sensing and in situ active and passive observations and integrating them with aerosol chemical transport models, in order to create a more complete environmental picture, having sufficient detail to address current climate forcing questions. The Progressive Aerosol Retrieval and Assimilation Global Observing Network (PARAGON) initiative would provide an organizational framework to meet this goal.
Free Keywords:EMITTED RADIANCE INTERFEROMETER; RESEARCH SCANNING POLARIMETER; OPTICAL DEPTH; UNITED-STATES; IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER; TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOLS; SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS; SATELLITE DATA; SAHARAN DUST; RETRIEVAL
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Affiliations:MPI für Meteorologie/Climate Processes/Active Remote Sensing
External Affiliations:CALTECH, Jet Prop Lab, Pasadena, CA 91109 USA.; NOAA, Climate Monitoring & Diagnost Lab, Boulder, CO 80303 USA.; Pacific NW Natl Lab, Richland, WA USA.; Univ Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA.; Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.
Identifiers:ISI:000224689900012 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0003-0007 [ID No:2]
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