Ground-based measurements of aerosol optical properties and radiative forcing in North China
Hongbin Chen, Xiangao Xia, Pucai Wang, Wenxing Zhang Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
In order to gain an insight into the aerosol properties and their climatic effect over the continental source regions of China, it is of significance to carry out long-term ground-based measurements of aerosol optical properties and radiative forcing. A couple of temporary and permanent Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) sites and three comprehensive radiative sites were established in China as a result of international cooperation in recent years. Heavy aerosol loading and significant temporal and spatial variation over North China are revealed by the AERONET data. Aerosol-induced reductions in surface radiation budget are examined on the basis of collocated observations by sun photometers and pyranometers.
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