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Myhre et al. 2004

Myhre, G., F. Stordal, M. Johnsrud, A. Ignatov, M.I. Mishchenko, I.V. Geogdzhayev, D. Tanré, J.-L. Deuzé, P. Goloub, T. Nakajima, A. Higurashi, O. Torres, and B. Holben, 2004: Intercomparison of satellite retrieved aerosol optical depth over the ocean. J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 499-513, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(2004)061<0499:IOSRAO>2.0.CO;2.

For an 8-month period aerosol optical depth (AOD) is compared, derived over global oceans with five different retrieval algorithms applied to four satellite instruments flown on board three satellite platforms. The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) was flown on board NOAA-14, the Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) and the Polarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (POLDER) on board the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS), and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) on board the Earth Probe satellites. The aerosol data are presented on the same format and converted to the same wavelength in the comparison and can therefore be a useful tool in validation of global aerosol models, in particular models that can be driven with meteorological data for the November 1996 to June 1997 period studied here. Large uncertainties in the global mean AOD are found. There is at least a factor of 2 difference between the AOD from the retrievals. The largest uncertainties are found in the Southern Hemisphere, and the smallest differences mostly near the continents in the Northern Hemisphere. The largest relative differences are probably caused by differences in cloud screening.

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  author={Myhre, G. and Stordal, F. and Johnsrud, M. and Ignatov, A. and Mishchenko, M. I. and Geogdzhayev, I. V. and Tanré, D. and Deuzé, J.-L. and Goloub, P. and Nakajima, T. and Higurashi, A. and Torres, O. and Holben, B.},
  title={Intercomparison of satellite retrieved aerosol optical depth over the ocean},
  journal={J. Atmos. Sci.},

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ID  - my03000u
AU  - Myhre, G.
AU  - Stordal, F.
AU  - Johnsrud, M.
AU  - Ignatov, A.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Geogdzhayev, I. V.
AU  - Tanré, D.
AU  - Deuzé, J.-L.
AU  - Goloub, P.
AU  - Nakajima, T.
AU  - Higurashi, A.
AU  - Torres, O.
AU  - Holben, B.
PY  - 2004
TI  - Intercomparison of satellite retrieved aerosol optical depth over the ocean
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
VL  - 61
SP  - 499
EP  - 513
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(2004)061%3C0499%3AIOSRAO%3E2.0.CO;2
ER  -

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