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Student Prize Articles

Title

Interpreting Satellite Observations of the Ult raviolet Aerosol Index to Understand Aerosol Scattering and Absorption

Authors

Melanie S. Hammer - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Randall V. Martin - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University and Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
Aaron van Donkelaar - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Chi Li - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Virginie Buchard - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and GESTAR/ Universities Space Research Association
Omar Torres - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Brian L. Boys - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
David A. Ridley - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Monitoring and Laboratory Division, California Air Resources Board
Robert J.D. Spurr - RT Solutions, Inc
Max Manning - Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University

Abstract

We use the Ultraviolet Aerosol Index, a method of detecting aerosol optical properties from satellite measurements, to understand changes in aerosol scattering and absorption over time and space.