Profile for Alexander (Sasha) Smirnov

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Arola, A., T.F. Eck, J. Huttunen, K.E.J.Lehtinen, A.V.Lindfors, G.Myhre, A. Smirnov, S.N.Tripathi, and H.Yu (2013). Influence of observed diurnal cycles of aerosol optical depth on aerosol direct radiative effect Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7895-7901

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, J.S.Reid, M.M.Mukelabai, S.J.Piketh, O.Torres, H.T.Jethva, E.J.Hyer, D.E.Ward, O. Dubovik, A.Sinyuk, J.S. Schafer, D.M. Giles, M. Sorokin, A. Smirnov, and I. Slutsker (2013). A seasonal trend of single scattering albedo in southern African biomass-burning particles: Implications for satellite products and estimates of emissions for the world’s largest biomass-burning source J.Geophys.Res. – Atmos, 118.

N.Meskhidze, K.A.Prather, C.L.Osburn, R.L.Modini, M.Martensson, M.S.Long, D.J.Kieber, W.C.Keene, K.C.Kaku, M.S.Johnson, A.Pszenny, M.Rinaldi, S.R.Zorn, A.Wozniak , D.R.Worsnop, T.D.Toth, S.R.Suda, A. Smirnov, A.M.Sayer, M.Salter, L.M.Russell, J.G.Hudson, Y.Hu, L.Hawkins, P.V.Bhave, M.D.Anguelova, B.Gantt, E.R.Lewis, J.Reid, C.O'Dowd, T.Bates, K.Tsigaridis, J.Bird, A.H.Callaghan, D.Ceburnis, C.W.Fairall, M.C.Facchini, S.Elliot, P.J.DeMott, G.Deane, G. de Leeuw, A.Clarke, R.Chang, and M.D.Petters (2013). Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, and optical properties of sea spray aerosols Atmos. Sci. Let.

Toth, T., J.Zhang, J.R. Campbell, J.S.Reid, Y.Shi, R.S.Johnson, A. Smirnov, M.A.Vaughan, and D.M.Winker (2013). Investigating enhanced Aqua MODIS aerosol optical depth retrievals over the mid-to-high latitude Southern Oceans through intercomparison with co-located CALIOP, MAN, and AERONET data sets J. Geophys. Res. – Atmos, 118, 4700-4714

Witek, M., M.J.Garay, D.J.Diner, and A. Smirnov (2013). Aerosol optical depths over oceans: a view from MISR retrievals and collocated MAN and AERONET in-¬‐situ observations J. Geophys. Res.- Atmos, 118, 12620-12633

Chubarova, N., Y.Nezval', M.Sviridenkov, A.Smirnov, and I.Slutsker (2012). Smoke aerosol and its radiative effects during extreme fire event over Central Russia in summer 2010 Atmos. Meas. Tech, 5, 557-568

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, Reid, J.S., D.M. Giles, Rivas, M., Singh, S., Tripathi, S., Bruegge, C., Platnick, S., Arnold, G., Krotkov, N., Carn, S., A. Siniuk, Dubovik, J., Arola, A., J.S. Schafer, Artaxo, P., A. Smirnov, Chen, H., and Goloub, P. (2012). Fog- and cloud-induced aerosol modification observed by the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) J. Geophys. Res, 117(D07206).

Eck, T., B.N. Holben, J.S. Reid, D.M. Giles, M.A. Rivas, R.P. Singh, S.N. Tripathi, C.J. Bruegge, S.E. Platnick, G.T. Arnold, N.A. Krotkov, S.A. Carn, A. Sinyuk, O.Dubovik, A. Arola, J.S. Schafer, P. Artaxo, A. Smirnov, H. Chen, and P. Goloub (2012). Fog and cloud induced aerosol modification observed by AERONET J Geophys. Res, 117(D07206).

Giles, D.M., B.N. Holben, T.F. Eck, A. Siniuk, A. Smirnov, I. Slutsker, Dickerson, R.R., Thompson A. M., and J.S. Schafer (2012). An analysis of AERONET aerosol absorption properties and classifications representative of aerosol source regions Journal Geophys. Res, 117(D17203).

Huang, J., N.C.Hsu, S.-C.Tsay, B.N.Holben, E.J.Welton, A.Smirnov, M.-J.Jeong, R.A.Hansell, and T.A.Berkoff (2012). Evaluations of thin cirrus contamination and screening in ground aerosol observations using collocated lidar systems J Geophys. Res, 117(D15204).

Kleidman, R., A.Smirnov, R.C.Levy, S.Mattoo, and D.Tanre (2012). Evaluation and windspeed dependence of MODIS aerosol retrievals over open ocean IEEE Trans. Geosci.Rem.Sens, 50, 429-435

Sayer, A., A.Smirnov, N.C.Hsu, L.A.Munchak, and B.N.Holben (2012). Estimating marine aerosol particle volume and number from Maritime Aerosol Network data Atm. Chem. Phys, 12, 8889-8909

Sayer, A., A. Smirnov, N.C. Hsu, and B.N. Holben (2012). A pure marine aerosol model for use in remote sensing applications J Geophys. Res, 117(D0521).

Sayer, A., N.C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, Z. Ahmad, B.N. Holben, A. Smirnov, G.E. Thomas, and J. Zhang (2012). SeaWiFS Ocean Aerosol Retrieval (SOAR): algorithm, validation, and comparison with other datasets J Geophys. Res, 117(d03206).

Sinyuk, A, B.N.Holben, A.Smirnov, T.F.Eck, I.Slutsker, J.S.Schafer, D.M.Giles, and M.Sorokin (2012). Assessment of error in aerosol optical depth measured by AERONET due to aerosol forward scattering Geophys Res Letter, 39(L23806).

Smirnov, A., A.M. Sayer, B.N. Holben, N.C. Hsu, S.M. Sakerin, A.Macke, N.B. Nelson, Y. Courcoux, T.J. Smyth, P. Croot, P.K. Quinn, J. Sciare, S.K. Gulev, S. Piketh, R. Losno, S. Kinne, and V.F. Radionov (2012). Effect of wind speed on aerosol optical depth over remote oceans, based on data from the Maritime Aerosol Network Atmos. Meas. Tech, 5, 557-568

Zhang, Y., H.Yu, T.F.Eck, A.Smirnov, M.Chin, L.A.Remer, H.Bian, Q.Tan, R.Levy, B.N.Holben, and S.Piazolla (2012). Aerosol daytime variations over North and South America derived from multi-year AERONET measurements J Geophys. Res, 117(D05211).

Kim, D., Chin, M., Yu, H., T.F. Eck, A. Siniuk, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2011). Dust optical properties over North Africa and Arabian Peninsula derived from the AERONET dataset Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 20181-20201

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, A. Siniuk, R. T. Pinker, P.Goloub, H. Chen, B. Chatenet, Z. Li, R.P. Singh, S.N. Tripathi, J.S. Reid, D.M. Giles, O. Dubovik, N.T. O'Neill, and A. Smirnov (2010). Climatological aspects of the optical properties of fine/coarse mode aerosol mixtures Journal Geophysical Research, 115(D24213).

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, A.Sinyuk, R.T. Pinker, P. Goloub, H. Chen, B.Chatenet, Z. Li, R. P. Singh, S. N. Tripathi, J. S. Reid, D.M. Giles, O. Dubovik, N. T. O'Neill, A. Smirnov, P. Wang, and X. Xia (2010). Climatological aspects of the optical properties of fine/coarse mode aerosol mixtures Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(D19205).

Kahn, D., B. J. Gaitley, M.J. Garay, D.J. Diner, T.F. Eck, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2010). Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer global aerosol product assessment by comparison with the Aerosol Robotic Network Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(D23209).

Kahn, R. A., B. J. Gaitley, M. Garay, S. Paradise, D. J. Diner, J. V. Martonchik, T.F. Eck, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2010). MISR global aerosol product assessment by comparison with AERONET Geophysical Research Letters, 115, D23209

Melin, F., M. Clerici, G. Zibordi, B.N. Holben, and A. Smirnov (2010). Validation of SeaWiFS and MODIS aerosol products with globally distributed AERONET data Remote Sens. Environ., 114, 230-250

Moorthy, K. K., S. N. Beegum, S. S. Babu, A. Smirnov, S. Rachel John, K.R. Kumar, K. Narasimhulu, C. Dutt, and V. S. Nair (2010). Optical and physical characteristics of Bay of Bengal Aerosols during W_ICARB: Spatial and vertical heterogeneities in the marine atmospheric boundry layer and in the vertical column Geophysical Research Letters, 115, D24213

Smirnov, A., B.N. Holben, A. Macke, Y. Courcoux, P. Croot, S. Sakerin, T. Smyth, T. Zielinski, M. Harvey, J. Goes, N. Nelson, P. Quinn, V. Radionov, S. Triquet, J. Sciare, C. Duarte, K. Voss, K. Krishna Moorthy, N. Nalli, E. Joseph, G. Milinevsky, S. Gulev, D. Covert, I. Slutsker, N. O. O'Neill, D. Giles, and T.F. Eck (2010). Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of AERONET- relevance to ocean color remote sensing, Oceans from Space Oceans From Space, 211-212

Wilson, D. I., S.J. Piketh, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2010). Aerosol optical properties over the South Alantic and Southren Ocean during the 140th cruise of the M/V S.A Agulhas Atm. Res, 98, 285-296

Alexandrov, M.A., B. Schmid, D.D. Turner, B. Cairns, V. Oinas, A.A. Lacis, S.I. Gutman, E.R. Westwater, A. Smirnov, and J. Eilers (2009). Columnar water vapor retrievals from MFRSR data J. Geophys. Res., 114(D02306).

Cong, Z., S. Kang, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2009). Aerosol optical properties at Nam Co, a remote site in central Tibetan Plateau Atm. Res., 92(42-48).

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, J.S. Reid, A. Siniuk, E.J. Hyer, N.T. O'Neil, G.E. Shaw, J.R. Vande Castle, F.S. Chapin, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, E.F. Vermote, J.S. Schafer, D.M. Giles, I. Slutsker, M. Sorokin, and W.W. Newcomb (2009). Optical properties of boreal region biomass burning aerosols in central Alaska and seasonal variation of aerosol optical depth at an Arctic coastal site J. Geophys. Res., 114(D11201).

Livingston, J.M., J. Redermann, P.B. Russell, O. Torres, B. Veihelmann, P. Veefkind, R. Braak, A. Smirnov, L. Remer, R.W. Bergstrom, O. Coddington, K.S. Schmidt, P. Pilewskie, R. Johnson, and Q. Zhang (2009). Comparison of aerosol optical depths from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on Aura with results from airborne sunphotometry, other space and ground measurements during MILAGRO/INTEX-B Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 6743-6165

Sakerin, S.M., S.A. Beresnev, S.Yu. Gorda, D.M. Kabanov, G.I. Kornienko, Yu.I. Markelov, A.V. Mikhalev, S.V. Nikolashkin, M.V. Panchenko, V.V. Pol'kin, A. Smirnov, M.A. Tashchilin, S.A. Turchinovich, Yu.S. Turchinovich, B.N. Holben, and T.A. Eremina (2009). Annual aerosol spectral optical depth characterization in Siberia Atm. Ocean Optics, 22(6), 566-574

Smirnov, A., B.N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D.M. Giles, C.R. McClain, T.F. Eck, S.M. Sakerin, A. Macke, P. Croot, G. Zibordi, P.K. Quinn, J. Sciare, S. Kinne, M. Harvey, T.J. Smyth, S. Piketh, T. Zielinski, A. Proshutinsky, J.I. Goes, N.B. Nelson, P. Larouche, V.F. Radionov, P. Goloub, K. Krishna Moorthy, R. Matarrese, E.J. Robertson, and F. Jourdin (2009). Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of Aerosol Robotic Network J. Geophys. Res., 114(D06204).

Eck, T.F., N.T. O'Neill, B.N. Holben, J.S. Reid, A. Sinyuk, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, D.M. Giles, S.C. Tsay, Q. Ji, A. Al Mandoos, M.R. Khan, E.A. Reid, J.S. Schafer, M. Sorokin, W. Newcomb, and I. Slutsker (2008). Spatial and temporal variability of column-integrated aerosol optical properties in the southern Arabian Gulf and United Arab Emirates in summer J. Geophys. Res. Atmosp., 113(D01204), 19 pp

O'Neill, N.T., T.F. Eck, J.S. Ried, A. Smirnov, and O. Pancrati (2008). Coarse mode optical information retrievalbe using ultraviolet to short-wave infrared Sun photometry: Application to United Arab Emirates Unified Aerosol Experimental data J. Geophys. Res., 113(D05212), 11

Sakerin, S.M., D.M. Kabanov, V.F. Radionov, I. Slutsker, A. Smirnov, S.A. Terpugova, and B.N. Holben (2008). About the results on the atmosphere aerosol optical depth in circumnavigation around Antarctica (the 53d RAE) Atm. Ocean Optics, 21(12), 900-904

Sakerin, S.M., D.M. Kabanov, A. Smirnov, and B.N. Holben (2008). Aerosol optical depth of atmosphere over the oceans in the wavelength range 0.37–4 mm Int. J. Rem. Sens., 29, 2519-2547

Tian, B., M.I. Mishchenko, I.V. Geogdzhayev, T. Tyranowski, Y.L. Yung, Q. Li, R.A. Kahn, D.E. Waliser, O. Torres, and A. Smirnov (2008). Does the Madden-Julian Oscillation influence aerosol variability? J. Geophys. Res., 113(D12215), 11 pp

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, J.S. Reid, A. Siniuk, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, D.M. Giles, N.T. O'Neill, S.-C. Tsay, Q. Ji, A.L. Mandoos, M.R. Kahn, E.A. Reid, J.S. Schafer, M. Sorokin, W. Newcomb, and I. Slutsker (2007). Spatial and Temporal Variability of Column Integrated Aerosol Optical Properties in the Southern Arabian Gulf and United Arab Emirates in Summer J. Geophys. Res..

Malyshkin, A.V., V.A. Poddubny, Yu.I. Markelo, S.A. Beresnev, C.Yu. Gorda, S.M. Sakerin, and A. Smirnov (2007). Middle Ural in the AEROSIBNET system: preliminary analysis of regional sources of the atmospheric aerosol contamination Atm. Ocean Optics, 20, 457-460

Sakerin, S.M., A. Smirnov, V.V. Pol'kin, D.M. Kabanov, M.V. Panchenko, B.N. Holben, and O.V. Kopelevich (2007). Aerosol optical and microphysical properties over the Atlantiv Ocean during the 19th cruise of the Research Vessel Akademik Sergey Vavilov J. Geophys. Res., 112(D10220), 9 pp

Sakerin, S.M., D.M. Kabanov, V.S. Kozlov, M.V. Panchenko, V.V. Pol'kin, A.B. Tikhomirov, N.I. Vlasov, V.F. Radionov, A. Smirnov, B.N. Holben, I. Slutsker, and L.P. Golobokova (2007). Results of the studies of aerosol characteristics in the 52 RAE Problems of Arctic and Antarctica, 77, 67-75

Holben, B.N., T.F. Eck, I. Slutsker, A. Smirnov, A. Sinyuk, J.S. Schafer, D.M. Giles, and O. Dubovik (2006). Aeronet's Version 2.0 quality assurance criteria Proc. SPIE, 6408(64080Q), DOI:10.1117/12.70652

Lyapustin, A., Y. Wang, J. Martonchik, J.L. Privette, B.N. Holben, I. Slutsker, A. Sinyuk, and A. Smirnov (2006). Local Analysis of MISR Surface BRF and Albedo Over GSFC and Mongu AERONET Sites IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 44(7), 1707-1718

Sakerin, S.M., D.M. Kabanov, A. Smirnov, B.N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D.M. Giles, and O.V. Kopelevich (2006). Variability of aerosol optical layer of the atmosphere in South Atlantic, Basic Researches of Oceans and Seas. N.P. Laverov (Ed.), Nauka, Moscow, Russia:

Schmid, B., R. Ferrare, C. Flynn, R. Elleman, D. Covert, A. Strawa, E. Welton, D. Turner, H. Jonsson, J. Redemann, J. Eilers, K. Ricci, A.G. Hallar, M. Clayton, J. Michalsky, A. Smirnov, B.N. Holben, and J. Barnard (2006). How well do state-of-the-art techniques measuring the vertical profile of tropospheric aerosol extinction compare? J. Geophys. Res., 111(D05S07), 25 pp

Smirnov, A., B.N. Holben, S.M. Sakerin, D.M. Kabanov, I. Slutsker, M. Chin, T.L. Diehl, L.A. Remer, R. Kahn, A. Ignatov, L. Liu, M. Mishchenko, T.F. Eck, T.L. Kucsera, D.M. Giles, and O.V. Kopelevich (2006). Ship-based aerosol optical depth measurements in the Atlantic Ocean: Comparison with satellite retrievals and GOCART model Geophys. Res. Lett., 33(L14817), 4 pp

Aculinin, A., A. Smirnov, V. Smicov, T.F. Eck, and B.N. Holben (2005). Solar radiation, total column ozone content and aerosol optical properties monitoring at the ground-based station in Kishinev, Moldova Geophys. Res. Abstracts, 7, 2 pp

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, P. Goloub, H.B. Chen, B. Chatenet, L. Gomes, X.-Y. Zhang, S.-C. Tsay, Q. Ji, D.M. Giles, and I. Slutsker (2005). Columnar aerosol optical properties at AERONET sites in central eastern Asia and aerosol transport to the tropical mid-Pacific J. Geophys. Res., 110(D06202), 1-18

Kahn, R., W.-H. Li, J.V. Martonchik, C.J. Bruegge, D.J. Diner, B.J. Gaitley, W. Abdou, O. Dubovik, B.N. Holben, A. Smirnov, Z. Jin, and D. Clark (2005). MISR Calibration and Implications for Low-Light-Level Aerosol Retrieval over Dark Water J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 1032-1052

Perrone, M.R., M. Santese, A.M. Tafuro, B.N. Holben, and A. Smirnov (2005). Aerosol load characterization over South—East Italy for one year of AERONET sun-photometer measurements Atmos. Res., 75, 111-133

Sakerin, S.M., D.M. Kabanov, M.V. Panchenko, V.V. Polkin, B.N. Holben, A. Smirnov, S.A. Beresnev, S.Yu. Gorda, G.I. Kornienko, S.V. Nikolashkin, V.A. Poddubnyi, and M.A. Tashchilin (2005). Monitoring of atmospheric aerosol in the Asian part of Russia in 2004 within the framework of AEROSIBNET program Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics, English Translation, 18, 871-875

Semenov, V.K., A. Smirnov, V.N. Aref'ev, V.P. Sinyakov, and L.I. Sorokina (2005). Aerosol optical depth over the mountainous region in central Asia (Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan) Geophsy. Res. Lett., 32(L05807), 1-5

Smirnov, A., S. Sakerin, B.N. Holben, D. Kabanov, I. Slutsker, D.M. Giles, and O. Kopelevich (2005). Ship-based aerosol optical depth measurements in the Atlantic Ocean Geophys. Res. Abstracts, 7, 2 pp

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, J.S. Reid, N.T. O'Neill, J.S. Schafer, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, M.A. Yamasoe, and P. Artaxo (2003). High aerosol optical depth biomass burning events: A comparison of optical properties for different source regions Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(20), 2035

Eck, T.F., B.N. Holben, D.E. Ward, M.M. Mukelabai, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, J.S. Schafer, N.C. Hsu, S.J. Piketh, A. Queface, J. Le Roux, R.J. Swap, and I. Slutsker (2003). Variability of biomass burning aerosol optical characteristics in southern Africa during the SAFARI 2000 dry season campaign and a comparison of single scattering albedo estimates from radiometric measurements J. Geophys. Res., 108(D13), 8447

Remer, L. A., D. Tanre, Y. J. Kaufman, C. Ichoku, S. Matto, R. Levy, D. A. Chu, B.N. Holben, O. Dubovik, A. Smirnov, J. V. Martins, R-R. Li, and Z. Ahmad (2002). Validation of MODIS Aerosol Retrieval Over Ocean Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(12).

Holben, B.N., D. Tanre, A. Smirnov, T.F. Eck, I. Slutsker, N. Abuhassan, W. Newcomb, and J.S. Schafer (2001). An emerging ground-based aerosol climatology: Aerosol optical depth from AERONET J. Geophys. Res., 106(D11), 12067-12097