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Analysis of relations between aerosol optical depth and cloud parameters over land and offshore area of Eastern China and America
Author(s): Yi-Lun Chen; Yun-Fei Fu; Yuan-Jian Yang; Ao-Qi Zhang
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Paper Abstract

As we know, China is the largest developing country and the United State (US) is one of the most developed countries of the world. Due to significant differences of the developmental levels between China and the US, different pollutants emissions may be performed. It is found that aerosol optical depth (AOD) over China is much higher than that over America. Since China and the US locate in westerly wind belts, it is feasible to examine the relationship between different AOD and cloud parameters over land and offshore area of the two countries. In this paper, cloud effective radius (CER), liquid water path (LWP) and AOD derived from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and circulations supplied by NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data from 2000 to 2013 are employed to explore the relationships between AOD and CER under different LWP levels. Results indicate that there is a clear negative relationship between AOD and CER in different LWP levels over the offshore area contrary to the insignificant relationship over land or the open sea. It suggests that aerosol indirect effects are more obvious over the offshore area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9259, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V, 92591N (8 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069146
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Yi-Lun Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Yun-Fei Fu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Yuan-Jian Yang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Ao-Qi Zhang, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9259:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V
Eastwood Im; Song Yang; Peng Zhang, Editor(s)

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