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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4933–4962, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4933-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4933–4962, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-4933-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Apr 2019

Research article | 12 Apr 2019

Estimations of global shortwave direct aerosol radiative effects above opaque water clouds using a combination of A-Train satellite sensors

Meloë S. Kacenelenbogen et al.

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Significant efforts are required to estimate the direct radiative effects of aerosols above clouds (DAREcloudy). We have used a combination of passive and active A-Train satellite sensors and derive mainly positive global and regional DAREcloudy values (e.g., global seasonal values between 0.13 and 0.26 W m-2). Despite differences in methods and sensors, the DAREcloudy values in this study are generally higher than previously reported. We discuss the primary reasons for these higher estimates.
Significant efforts are required to estimate the direct radiative effects of aerosols above...
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