BackForward Variable: Aerosol Extinction Coefficient

Full name Aerosol Extinction Coefficient
Definition 3D field of spectral volumetric extinction cross-section of aerosol particles.
Measuring Units m-1 Uncertainty Units m-1
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units km
Stability Units m-1 (Stability /decade)


Comment: The scattering and absorption components of aerosol extinction coefficient are called "aerosol scattering coefficient" and "aerosol absorption coefficient" May be specified as a size-dependent quantity.
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Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: No
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Aerosols and radiation
      • Variable: Aerosol Extinction Coefficient
        • Measured in Layers:
          • MUS
          • UTLS
          • FT
          • PBL
          • M
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Aerosol Extinction Coefficient  (4)

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Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
735 Aerosol Extinction Coefficient PBL Aeronautical Meteorology Global firm 2013-12-05 J van der Meulen
55 Aerosol Extinction Coefficient MUS
Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 1.0E-5 m-1
1.5E-5 m-1
2.0E-5 m-1
10 km
20 km
100 km
0.5 km
0.65 km
1 km
24 h
2 d
7 d
7 d
14 d
60 d
Global reasonable 2007-07-19 AOPC
810 Aerosol Extinction Coefficient FT
Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.1 m-1 0.2 m-1 200 km
500 km
1 km
2 km
7 d Global reasonable 2019-09-26 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)