The prediction of global scale climate changes needs a good estimation of the radiative forcing, which is influenced by several atmospheric parameters, such as meteorological variables, gas concentrations and aerosols. Among these, the most uncertain quantity is the aerosol load that influences the energy exchanges between the solar radiation and the Earth-atmosphere system by different processes. In this paper we take advantage of the aerosol facilities available at the Department of Physics of the University of Lecce, Italy, to track the aerosol load and calculate the aerosol radiative forcing in some selected days with a time resolution of a few hours.

APPLICATION OF LIDAR AND SUN PHOTOMETER MEASUREMENTS TO AEROSOL radiative forcing calculations

DE TOMASI, Ferdinando;TAFURO, Anna Maria;PERRONE, Maria Rita
2007

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The prediction of global scale climate changes needs a good estimation of the radiative forcing, which is influenced by several atmospheric parameters, such as meteorological variables, gas concentrations and aerosols. Among these, the most uncertain quantity is the aerosol load that influences the energy exchanges between the solar radiation and the Earth-atmosphere system by different processes. In this paper we take advantage of the aerosol facilities available at the Department of Physics of the University of Lecce, Italy, to track the aerosol load and calculate the aerosol radiative forcing in some selected days with a time resolution of a few hours.
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