Using the PARAGON framework to establish an accurate, consistent, and cohesive long-term aerosol record

David J. Diner, Robert T. Menzies, Ralph A. Kahn, Theodore L. Anderson, Jens Bösenberg, Robert J. Charlson, Brent N. Holben, Chris A. Hostetler, Mark A. Miller, John A. Ogren, Graeme L. Stephens, Omar Torres, Bruce A. Wielicki, Philip J. Rasch, Larry D. Travis, William D. Collins

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Abstract

A comprehensive aerosol observing system must incorporate and integrate surface, airborne, and satellite-based data. Consistency over time of the measurement record based on these diverse sources is critical to understanding the causes of climate variability. To achieve a balanced program, it is important to consider how satellite, surface-based, and in situ data sources will be used together. This holistic viewpoint is a key part of the Progressive Aerosol Retrieval and Assimilation Global Observing Network (PARAGON) concept. The concept provides a vehicle for organizing and exchanging data acquired from both existing and newly developed sensors, and offers a systematic way of evaluating the impact of new measurements on the understanding of aerosols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1535-1548
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume85
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

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  • Atmospheric Science

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    Diner, D. J., Menzies, R. T., Kahn, R. A., Anderson, T. L., Bösenberg, J., Charlson, R. J., Holben, B. N., Hostetler, C. A., Miller, M. A., Ogren, J. A., Stephens, G. L., Torres, O., Wielicki, B. A., Rasch, P. J., Travis, L. D., & Collins, W. D. (2004). Using the PARAGON framework to establish an accurate, consistent, and cohesive long-term aerosol record. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 85(10), 1535-1548. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-85-10-1535