Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Data description paper
31 Oct 2020
Data description paper |  | 31 Oct 2020

The Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology (version 2.0): 1979–2018

Mahesh Kovilakam, Larry W. Thomason, Nicholas Ernest, Landon Rieger, Adam Bourassa, and Luis Millán

Data sets

Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology Version 2.0 L. W. Thomason

Short summary
A robust stratospheric aerosol climatology is important as many global climate models (GCMs) make use of observed aerosol properties to prescribe aerosols in the stratosphere. Here, we present version 2.0 of the GloSSAC data set in which a new methodology is used for the post-2005 data that improves the quality of data in the lower stratosphere, which includes an improved 1020 nm extinction. Additionally, size information from multiwavelength measurements of SAGE III/ISS is provided.