Aerosol loading in the Southeastern United States : reconciling surface and satellite observations

  title={Aerosol loading in the Southeastern United States : reconciling surface and satellite observations},
  author={Bonne Ford and Colette L. Heald},
We investigate the seasonality in aerosols over the Southeastern United States using observations from several satellite instruments (MODIS, MISR, CALIOP) and surface network sites (IMPROVE, SEARCH, AERONET). We find that the strong summertime enhancement in satelliteobserved aerosol optical depth (AOD) (factor 2–3 enhancement over wintertime AOD) is not present in surface mass concentrations (25–55 % summertime enhancement). Goldstein et al. (2009) previously attributed this seasonality in AOD… CONTINUE READING
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