Aerosol and particulate matter

Aerosol and Particulate Matter

This data set provides observational records of aerosol properties obtained from observations collected by various satellite instruments. Aerosols are minor constituents of the atmosphere by mass, but critical components in terms of impact on climate. Aerosols influence the global radiation balance directly by scattering and absorbing radiation, and indirectly through influencing cloud reflectivity, cloud cover and cloud lifetime.

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Summary Specification:

1 degree x 1 degree, EPSG:4326, Daily, 1991 onwards

Obtaining the data:

The data can be obtained from the Climate Data Store:!/dataset/satellite-aerosol-properties?tab=overview


Copernicus Climate Change Service, Climate Data Store, (2019): Aerosol properties gridded data from 1995 to present derived from satellite observation. Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Climate Data Store (CDS). DOI: 10.24381/cds.239d815c (Accessed on DD-MMM-YYYY)


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