What does this program measure?
How does this program work?
Why is this research important?
Are there any trends in the data?
We don’t check trends of our data.
How does this program fit into the big picture?
What is it's role in global climate change?
Aerosols in the atmosphere directly and indirectly change the earth's radiation budget. Therefore, they change climate.
Comments and References
We have a network to measure aerosol amount in the area of Japan and China. We must regularly calibrate the instruments to measure the solar radiation. The MLO is one of the best place to get the data for the calibration in the world.