A critical look at spatial scale choices in satellite-based aerosol indirect effect studies

  title={A critical look at spatial scale choices in satellite-based aerosol indirect effect studies},
  author={Benjamin S. Grandey and Philip Stier},
Analysing satellite datasets over large regions may introduce spurious relationships between aerosol and cloud properties due to spatial variations in aerosol type, cloud regime and synoptic regime climatologies. Using MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer data, we calculate relationships between aerosol optical depth τa, derived liquid cloud droplet effective number concentration Ne and liquid cloud droplet effective radius re at different spatial scales. Generally, positive values of… CONTINUE READING
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