Advances in sunphotometer-measured aerosol optical properties and related topics in China: Impetus and perspectives
Xia X.; Che H.; Shi H.; Chen H.; Zhang X.; Wang P.; Goloub P.; Holben B.
Date Issued2021
Other AbstractAerosol is a critical trace component of the atmosphere. Many processes in the Earth's climate system are intimately related to aerosols via their direct and indirect radiative effects. Aerosol effects are not limited to these climatic aspects, however. They are also closely related to human health, photosynthesis, new energy, etc., which makes aerosol a central focus in many research fields. A fundamental requirement for improving our understanding of the diverse aerosol effects is to accumulate high-quality aerosol data by various measurement techniques. Sunphotometer remote sensing is one of the techniques that has been playing an increasingly important role in characterizing aerosols across the world. Much progress has been made on this aspect in China during the past decade, which is the work reviewed in this paper. Three sunphotometer networks have been established to provide high-quality observations of long-term aerosol optical properties across the country. Using this valuable dataset, our understanding of spatiotemporal variability and long-term trends of aerosol optical properties has been much improved. The radiative effects of aerosols both at the bottom and at the top of the atmosphere are comprehensively assessed. Substantial warming of the atmosphere by aerosol absorption is revealed. The long-range transport of dust from the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China and anthropogenic aerosols from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau is characterized based on ground-based and satellite remote sensing as well as model simulations. Effective methods to estimate chemical compositions from sunphotometer aerosol products are developed. Dozens of satellite and model aerosol products are validated, shedding new light on how to improve these products. These advances improve our understanding of the critical role played by aerosols in both the climate and environment. Finally, a perspective on future research is presented. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
scopus keywordsEarth (planet); Geochemistry; Global warming; Optical properties; Remote sensing; Aerosol optical property; Anthropogenic aerosols; Chemical compositions; High-quality observations; Measurement techniques; Satellite remote sensing; Spatiotemporal variability; Top of the atmospheres; Aerosols; aerosol; aerosol composition; concentration (composition); dust; future prospect; optical property; remote sensing; tracer; China; Qinghai-Xizang Plateau
journalAtmospheric Research
Document Type期刊论文
AffiliationLAGEO, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100029, China; Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China; State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather (LASW) and Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry (LAC), Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, CMA, Beijing, 100081, China; Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 8518 - LOA - Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique, Lille, F-59000, France; Biospheric Sciences Branch, Code 923, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Xia X.,Che H.,Shi H.,et al. Advances in sunphotometer-measured aerosol optical properties and related topics in China: Impetus and perspectives[J],2021,249.
APA Xia X..,Che H..,Shi H..,Chen H..,Zhang X..,...&Holben B..(2021).Advances in sunphotometer-measured aerosol optical properties and related topics in China: Impetus and perspectives.Atmospheric Research,249.
MLA Xia X.,et al."Advances in sunphotometer-measured aerosol optical properties and related topics in China: Impetus and perspectives".Atmospheric Research 249(2021).
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Xia X.]'s Articles
[Che H.]'s Articles
[Shi H.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Xia X.]'s Articles
[Che H.]'s Articles
[Shi H.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Xia X.]'s Articles
[Che H.]'s Articles
[Shi H.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.