DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005660
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Abstract: [1] Aerosol particles affect the global energy budget and Earth's climate through the absorption and scattering of both solar and terrestrial radiation. Here we present a study of column-averaged aerosol optical properties derived from clear-sky measurements of the direct and diffuse components of the solar downwelling spectral and broadband irradiance during a 10-day observation period at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) facility in central Oklahoma in the fall of 2001. Using a radiative transfer …

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