Retrieval of Aerosol Properties

  • Gerrit de Leeuw
  • Stefan Kinne
  • Jean-Francois Léon
  • Jacques Pelon
  • Daniel Rosenfeld
  • Martijn Schaap
  • Pepijn J. Veefkind
  • Ben Veihelmann
  • David M. Winker
  • Wolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene
Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)


Atmospheric aerosol is a suspension of liquid and solid particles in air, i.e. the aerosol includes both particles and its surrounding medium; in practice aerosol is usually referred to as the suspended matter, i.e. the particles or the droplets, depending on their aggregation state.


Aerosol Optical Depth Cloud Condensation Nucleus Aerosol Optical Thickness Aerosol Model Aerosol Property 
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The work described in this Chapter was supported by EU-FP6 projects ACCENT, EUCAARI and GEMS, EU-FP7 projects MEGAPOLI and MACC. We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of many global modelling groups contributing to AeroCom exercises and the support of many remote sensing groups, in particular the AERONET group by providing input on site assessments for data quality and regional representation We thank the ICARE thematic centre for providing an easy access to the MODIS and POLDER data and products used in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerrit de Leeuw
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stefan Kinne
    • 4
  • Jean-Francois Léon
    • 5
  • Jacques Pelon
    • 6
  • Daniel Rosenfeld
    • 7
  • Martijn Schaap
    • 3
  • Pepijn J. Veefkind
    • 8
  • Ben Veihelmann
    • 9
  • David M. Winker
    • 10
  • Wolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene
    • 11
  1. 1.Climate Change UnitFinnish Meteorological InstituteHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.TNO Environment and GeosciencesUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.MPI-MeteorologyHamburgGermany
  5. 5.LOALilleFrance
  6. 6.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  7. 7.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  8. 8.Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)De BiltThe Netherlands
  9. 9.ESA/ESTEC, European Space AgencyNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  10. 10.NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA
  11. 11.Institute of Environmental PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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