An Analysis of Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing Using Satellite Data in East Asia During 2001-2010

위성자료를 이용한 2001-2010년 동안의 동아시아 지역 에어로졸 직접복사강제력 분석

  • Jeong, Ji-Hyun (Department of Earth Science Education, Korea National University of Education) ;
  • Kim, Hak-Sung (Department of Earth Science Education, Korea National University of Education) ;
  • Kim, Joon-Tae (Department of Earth Science Education, Korea National University of Education) ;
  • Park, Yong-Pil (Department of Earth Science Education, Korea National University of Education) ;
  • Choi, Hyun-Jung (Korea Science Academy of KAIST)
  • 정지현 (한국교원대학교 지구과학교육과) ;
  • 김학성 (한국교원대학교 지구과학교육과) ;
  • 김준태 (한국교원대학교 지구과학교육과) ;
  • 박용필 (한국교원대학교 지구과학교육과) ;
  • 최현정 (한국과학영재학교)
  • Received : 2013.05.24
  • Accepted : 2013.07.29
  • Published : 2013.08.31


The shortwave aerosol direct radiative forcing (SWARF) was analyzed using the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data in the East Asian region from 2001 to 2010. In the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula, located in the leeward side of China, significantly negative high SWARF at the top of atmosphere (TOA) occurs due to the long-range transport of anthropogenic (e.g. sulphate) and natural aerosols (e.g. mineral dust) from the East Asian continent. Conversely, eastern China has much higher levels of SWARF at the surface (SFC) due to anthropogenically emitted aerosol than in the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula. Since the radiative forcing of aerosols in the atmosphere are different in type, aerosol types were classified into sea salt+sulphate, smoke, sulphate and dust by using satellite data. The analysis on the SWARF by the classified aerosol types indicated that sulphate occupies a predominant portion of the atmosphere in the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula in the summer. In particular, the annual averages of the summer TOA SWARF increased in the Yellow Sea and the Korean Peninsula from 2001 to 2010.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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