Aerosol absorption over the clear-sky oceans deduced from POLDER-1 and AERONET observations
Bellouin, N., Boucher , O., Tanré, D. and Dubovik, O. (2003) Aerosol absorption over the clear-sky oceans deduced from POLDER-1 and AERONET observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (14). 1748. ISSN 0094-8276
To link to this article DOI: 10.1029/2003GL017121
We estimate aerosol absorption over the clear-sky oceans using aerosol geophysical products from POLDER-1 space measurements and absorption properties from ground-based AERONET measurements. Our best estimate is 2.5 Wm-2 averaged over the 8-month lifetime of POLDER-1. Low and high absorption estimates are 2.2 and 3.1 Wm-2 based on the variability in aerosol single scattering albedo observed by AERONET. Main sources of uncertainties are the discrimation of the aerosol type from satellite measurements, and potential clear-sky bias induced by the cloud-screening procedure.