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Simulation of aerosol direct radiative forcing under typical summer conditions of Siberia. Part 2. Variability range and sensitivity to the input parameters


The results of the simulation of aerosol radiative forcing under typical summer conditions in Siberia (weakly turbid atmosphere, green vegetation canopy) are presented. The factors determining the aerosol radiative effect at the top and the bottom of the atmosphere (the aerosol optical depth of the atmosphere, the single scattering albedo, the asymmetry factor of the aerosol scattering aerosol optical depth, and the underlying surface albedo) are analyzed. It is shown that the uncertainty of the numerical estimates of radiative forcing due to the inaccuracy of specification the input parameters of the atmosphere in the typical error range amounts to about 20 and 70% at the underlying surface level and the top of the atmosphere, respectively.

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Zhuravleva, T.B., Sakerin, S.M. Simulation of aerosol direct radiative forcing under typical summer conditions of Siberia. Part 2. Variability range and sensitivity to the input parameters. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 74–83 (2009).

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  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Oceanic Optic
  • Solar Zenith Angle
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