Satellite observations could be a useful tool in extensive estimations on the formation of particulate matter and its effect on the climate. According to a recent study, however, the accuracy of satellite observations is not sufficient in its current state.
Ville Vakkari, Finnish Meteorological Institute, email@example.com, tel. +358 50 4076133
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