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Estimates of aerosol absorption over India using multi-satellite retrieval

Narasimhan, D and Satheesh, SK (2013) Estimates of aerosol absorption over India using multi-satellite retrieval. In: ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE, 31 (10). pp. 1773-1778.

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Aerosol absorption is poorly quantified because of the lack of adequate measurements. It has been shown that the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aboard EOS-Aura and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard EOS-Aqua, which fly in formation as part of the A-train, provide an excellent opportunity to improve the accuracy of aerosol retrievals. Here, we follow a multi-satellite approach to estimate the regional distribution of aerosol absorption over continental India for the first time. Annually and regionally averaged aerosol single-scattering albedo over the Indian landmass is estimated as 0.94 +/- 0.03. Our study demonstrates the potential of multi-satellite data analysis to improve the accuracy of retrieval of aerosol absorption over land.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Atmospheric composition and structure; aerosols and particles
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 07:01
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 07:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47906

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