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Polluted cloud tracks detected in MODIS satellite images

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The dataset contains positions and time of occurrence of polluted cloud tracks. These cloud tracks polluted by aerosols have increased cloud droplet number concentrations compared to the nearby unpolluted clouds. The locations of polluted cloud tracks in MODIS satellite images have been hand-logged at various anthropogenic and natural aerosol sources over land and ocean.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Toll, Velle ORCID: and Bellouin, Nicolas ORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Date: 2019
Data last accessed: 30 March 2021
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Organisational units: Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Keywords: aerosol-cloud interactions, polluted cloud tracks, MODIS


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