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Investigating relationships between aerosol optical depth and cloud fraction using satellite, aerosol reanalysis and general circulation model data

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Strong positive relationships between cloud fraction (fc) and aerosol optical depth (τ) have been reported. Data retrieved from the MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument show positive fc-τ relationships across most of the globe. A global mean f c increase of approximately 0.2 between low and high τ conditions is found for both ocean and land. However, these relationships are not necessarily due to cloud-aerosol interactions. Using state-of-the-art Monitoring Atmosph...

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Peer reviewed
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10.5194/acp-13-3177-2013

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Publisher:
European Geosciences Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
6
Pages:
3177-3184
Publication date:
2013-03-18
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1680-7324
ISSN:
1680-7324
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uuid:c1b04a75-7dd2-4644-8376-51bf0a43fcb0
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388141
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pubs:388141
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English

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