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ID: 224185.0, MPI für Meteorologie / Climate Processes
Using the PARAGON framework to establish an accurate, consistent, and cohesive long-term aerosol record
Authors:Diner, D. J.; Menzies, R. T.; Kahn, R. A.; Anderson, T. L.; Bösenberg, Jens; Charlson, R. J.; Holben, B. N.; Hostetler, C. A.; Miller, M. A.; Ogren, J. A.; Stephens, G. L.; Torres, O.; Wielicki, B. A.; Rasch, P. J.; Travis, L. D.; Collins, W. D.
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:1535
End Page:1548
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:A comprehensive and cohesive aerosol measurement record with consistent, well-understood uncertainties is a prerequisite to understanding aerosol impacts on long-term climate and environmental variability. Objectives to attaining such an understanding include improving upon the current state-of-the-art sensor calibration and developing systematic validation methods for remotely sensed microphysical properties. While advances in active and passive remote sensors will lead to needed improvements in retrieval accuracies and capabilities, ongoing validation is essential so that the changing sensor characteristics do not mask atmospheric trends. Surface-based radiometer, chemical, and lidar networks have critical roles within an integrated observing system, yet they currently undersample key geographic regions, have limitations in certain measurement capabilities, and lack stable funding. In situ aircraft observations of size-resolved aerosol chemical composition are necessary to provide important linkages between active and passive remote sensing. A planned, systematic approach toward a global aerosol observing network, involving multiple sponsoring agencies and surface-based, suborbital, and spaceborne sensors, is required to prioritize trade-offs regarding capabilities and costs. This strategy is a key ingredient of the Progressive Aerosol Retrieval and Assimilation Global Observing Network (PARAGON) framework. A set of recommendations is presented
Free Keywords:MICROPHYSICAL PARTICLE PARAMETERS; SPECTRAL-RESOLUTION LIDAR; INDIAN-OCEAN EXPERIMENT; OPTICAL-SCATTERING PROPERTIES; SUN PHOTOMETER MEASUREMENTS; IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER; TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOLS; ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOLS; SATELLITE RETRIEVAL; PHASE FUNCTION
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Meteorologie/Climate Processes
External Affiliations:CALTECH, Jet Prop Lab, Pasadena, CA 91109 USA.; Univ Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA.; NASA, Langley Res Ctr, Hampton, VA 23665 USA.; Brookhaven Natl Lab, Upton, NY 11973 USA.; NOAA, Climate Monitoring & Diagnost Lab, Boulder, CO 80303 USA.; Colorado State Univ, Ft Collins, CO 80523 USA.; Univ Maryland Baltimore Cty, Baltimore, MD 21228 USA.; Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Boulder, CO 80307 USA.; NASA, Goddard Inst Space Studies, New York, NY 10025 USA.
Identifiers:ISI:000224689900014
ISSN:0003-0007
DOI:10.1175/BAMS-85-10-1535
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