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Remote Sensing of Aerosol in the Terrestrial Atmosphere from Space: New MissionsThe distribution and properties of atmospheric aerosols on a global scale are not well known in terms of determination of their effects on climate. This mostly is due to extreme variability of aerosol concentrations, properties, sources, and types. Aerosol climate impact is comparable to the effect of greenhouse gases, but its influence is more difficult to measure, especially with respect to aerosol microphysical properties and the evaluation of anthropogenic aerosol effect. There are many satellite missions studying aerosol distribution in the terrestrial atmosphere, such as MISR/Terra, OMI/Aura, AVHHR, MODIS/Terra and Aqua, CALIOP/CALIPSO. To improve the quality of data and climate models, and to reduce aerosol climate forcing uncertainties, several new missions are planned. The gap in orbital instruments for studying aerosol microphysics has arisen after the Glory mission failed during launch in 2011. In this review paper, we describe several planned aerosol space missions, including the Ukrainian project Aerosol-UA that obtains data using a multi-channel scanning polarimeter and wide-angle polarimetric camera. The project is designed for remote sensing of the aerosol microphysics and cloud properties on a global scale.
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Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Milinevsky, G.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Yatskiv, Ya.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Degtyaryov, O.
(National Space Agency of Ukraine Ukraine)
Syniavskyi, I.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Ivanov, Yu.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Bovchaliuk, A.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Mishchenko, M.
(NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY, United States)
Danylevsky, V.
(Taras Shevchenko National Univ. Kyiv, Ukraine)
Sosonkin, M.
(Main Astronomical Observatory Kiev, Ukraine)
Bovchaliuk, V.
(Taras Shevchenko National Univ. Kyiv, Ukraine)
Date Acquired
November 25, 2015
Publication Date
September 1, 2015
Publication Information
Publication: Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics
Publisher: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Volume: umn 5
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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