Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2607-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2607-2020
Data description paper
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31 Oct 2020
Data description paper |  | 31 Oct 2020

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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.
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