Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1489–1522, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1489-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1489–1522, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1489-2016

Development and technical paper 21 Apr 2016

Development and technical paper | 21 Apr 2016

An 11-year global gridded aerosol optical thickness reanalysis (v1.0) for atmospheric and climate sciences

Peng Lynch et al.

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An 11-year, 1-degree aerosol reanalysis is presented for use in studies of aerosol effects on climate and atmospheric processes. The reanalysis uses the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System, constrained by aerosol optical thickness (AOT) data from NASA sensors. Fine and coarse mode AOT at 550 nm agrees well with ground-based measurements, and reproduces the decadal AOT trends found using standalone satellite products. This dataset is a resource for basic and applied science research.