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air masses dominated by coarse-mode versus fine-mode particles. Sampling considerations imply that care must be taken when assessing monthly global aerosol direct radiative forcing and AOD trends with these products, but they can be used directly for many other applications, such as regional AOD gradient and aerosol air mass type mapping and aerosol… (More)
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—Software development in support of the tropospheric emission spectrometer instrument ground data system has undergone many challenges due to the uniqueness of the instrument, complexity of the science, data volume, and performance requirements. In this paper, we describe the software, its development, and the way in which many of these challenges were met.