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Accuracy in satellite observations must be improved to estimate the formation of nucleation mode particles

Accuracy in satellite observations must be improved to estimate the formation of nucleation mode particles

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.

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Ville Vakkari, Finnish Meteorological Institute, ville.vakkari@fmi.fi, tel. +358 50 4076133

Sundström, A.-M., Nikandrova, A., Atlaskina, K., Nieminen, T., Vakkari, V., Laakso, L., Beukes, J. P., Arola, A., van Zyl, P. G., Josipovic, M., Venter, A. D., Jaars, K., Pienaar, J. J., Piketh, S., Wiedensohler, A., Chiloane, E. K., de Leeuw, G. and Kulmala, M.: Characterization of satellite-based proxies for estimating nucleation mode particles over South Africa, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15(9), 4983–4996, doi:10.5194/acp-15-4983-2015, 2015.
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/15/4983/2015/acp-15-4983-2015.html


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