Sensitivity of Aerosol Optical Parameters on the Atmospheric Radiative Heating Rate
에어로졸 광학변수가 대기복사가열률 산정에 미치는 민감도 분석

Sang-Woo Kim, In-Jin Choi, Soon-Chang Yoon, Yumi Kim
2013 Atmosphere  
We estimate atmospheric radiative heating effect of aerosols, based on AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) and lidar observations and radiative transfer calculations. The column radiation model (CRM) is modified to ingest the AERONET measured variables (aerosol optical depth, single scattering albedo, and asymmetric parameter) and subsequently calculate the optical parameters at the 19 bands from the data obtained at four wavelengths. The aerosol radiative forcing at the surface and the top of
more » ... e and the top of the atmosphere, and atmospheric absorption on pollution (April 15, 2001) and dust (April 17~18, 2001) days are 3~4 times greater than those on clear-sky days (April 14 and 16, 2001) . The atmospheric radiative heating rate (∆H) and heating rate by aerosols (∆H aerosol ) are estimated to be about 3 K day −1 and 1~3 K day −1 for pollution and dust aerosol layers. The sensitivity test showed that a 10% uncertainty in the single scattering albedo results in 30% uncertainties in aerosol radiative forcing at the surface and at the top of the atmosphere and 60% uncertainties in atmospheric forcing, thereby translated to about 35% uncertainties in ∆H. This result suggests that atmospheric radiative heating is largely determined by the amount of light-absorbing aerosols.
doi:10.14191/atmos.2013.23.1.085 fatcat:mfyu7bv53jaqtmyftk2yqej24i