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Development, Production and Evaluation of Aerosol Climate Data Records from European Satellite Observations (Aerosol_cci)

Popp, Thomas and de Leeuw, Gerrit and Bingen, Christine and Brühl, Christoph and Capelle, Virginie and Chédin, Alain and Clarisse, Lieven and Dubovik, Oleg and Grainger, Roy and Griesfeller, Jan and Heckel, Andreas and Kinne, Stefan and Klüser, Lars and Kosmale, Miriam and Kolmonen, Pekka and Lelli, Luca and Litvinov, Pavel and Mei, Linlu and North, Peter and Pinnock, Simon and Povey, Adam and Robert, Charles and Schulz, Michael and Sogacheva, Larisa and Stebel, Kerstin and Stein Zweers, Deborah and Thomas, Gareth and Tilstra, L.G. and Vandenbussche, Sophie and Veefkind, Pepijn and Vountas, Marco and Xue, Yong (2016) Development, Production and Evaluation of Aerosol Climate Data Records from European Satellite Observations (Aerosol_cci). Remote Sensing, 8 (421), pp. 1-34. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). DOI: 10.3390/rs8050421 ISSN 2072-4292

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Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/5/421/


Producing a global and comprehensive description of atmospheric aerosols requires integration of ground-based, airborne, satellite and model datasets. Due to its omplexity, aerosol monitoring requires the use of several data records with complementary Information content. This paper describes the lessons learned while developing and qualifying algorithms to generate aerosol Climate Data Records (CDR) within the European Space Agency (ESA) Aerosol_cci project. An iterative algorithm development and evaluation cycle involving core users is applied. It begins with the application-specific refinement of user requirements, leading to algorithm development, dataset processing and independent validation followed by user evaluation. This cycle is demonstrated for a CDR of total Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) from two subsequent dual-view radiometers. Specific aspects of its applicability to other aerosol algorithms are illustrated with four complementary aerosol datasets. An important element in the development of aerosol CDRs is the inclusion of several algorithms evaluating the same data to benefit from various solutions to the ill-determined retrieval problem. The iterative approach has produced a 17-year AOD CDR, a 10-year stratospheric extinction profile CDR and a 35-year Absorbing Aerosol Index record. Further Evolution cycles have been initiated for complementary datasets to provide insight into aerosol properties (i.e., dust aerosol, aerosol absorption).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104329/
Document Type:Article
Title:Development, Production and Evaluation of Aerosol Climate Data Records from European Satellite Observations (Aerosol_cci)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Popp, Thomasthomas.popp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
de Leeuw, GerritFMI, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Bingen, ChristineBIRA, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Brühl, ChristophMPI für Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Capelle, VirginieLaboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Chédin, AlainLaboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Clarisse, LievenULB, Brussel, BUNSPECIFIED
Dubovik, OlegUniv. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, FUNSPECIFIED
Grainger, RoyUniv. of Oxford, Oxford, UKUNSPECIFIED
Griesfeller, JanMetNo, NOUNSPECIFIED
Heckel, AndreasSwansea University, UKUNSPECIFIED
Kinne, StefanMPI f. Meteorologie, HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Klüser, Larslars.klueser (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kosmale, Miriammiriam.kosmale (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kolmonen, PekkaFMI, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Lelli, LucaIUP-IFE, Universität BremenUNSPECIFIED
Litvinov, PavelUniv. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, FUNSPECIFIED
Mei, LinluIUP-IFE, Universität BremenUNSPECIFIED
North, PeterSwansea University, UKUNSPECIFIED
Povey, AdamUniv. of Oxford, Oxford, UKUNSPECIFIED
Robert, CharlesBIRA, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Schulz, MichaelMetNo, NOUNSPECIFIED
Sogacheva, LarisaUniv. of Helsinki, FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Stebel, KerstinNILU, Kjeller, NUNSPECIFIED
Stein Zweers, DeborahKNMI, NLUNSPECIFIED
Vandenbussche, SophieBIRA, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Vountas, MarcoIUP-IFE, Universität BremenUNSPECIFIED
Xue, YongLondon Metropolitan University, UKUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 May 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/rs8050421
Page Range:pp. 1-34
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:aerosols; AOD; dust; absorbing aerosol; stratospheric aerosol extinction; satellite climate data record; algorithm evolution and climate data record production; best practices
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Datenprodukte für Klima- und Atmosphärenanwendungen (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Atmosphere
Deposited By: Popp, Dr.rer.nat Thomas
Deposited On:31 May 2016 08:31
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:26

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