Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Aerosols"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019).
Interests: characterization of atmospheric aerosols; remote sensing; aerosol radiative forcing
Recent developments in remote sensing, such as novel satellite technologies (LiDAR, polarized or multi-angle techniques) or coordination of ground-based instruments as networks, have allowed a better characterization of aerosols at a global scale. Aerosols play an important role in the radiative balance of the Earth climate system. Nowadays, a large uncertainty is assigned to the indirect effect of aerosols, related with their interaction with clouds. This is mainly due to the highly variable aerosol properties in space and time. Present climate models account for this variability by parametrizing the aerosol emissions, formation in the atmosphere and transport.
A significant progress in the characterization of the aerosol distribution, life-cycles and profiles has been provided by recent developments in remote sensing techniques. This allows a better estimation of heating/cooling radiative rates, which plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry, and aerosol properties under cloudy conditions, crucial for a better understanding of the indirect effect.
This Special Issue aims at improving the present understanding of the effect of spatial and temporal distribution of aerosols on climate. Contributions about development of novel remote sensing, application of network measurements and modelling of aerosol distribution are welcome.
Dr. Francisco Molero
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- radiative forcing
- remote sensing
- ground-based instrumentation
- aerosol transport
- aerosol vertical profiles