An investigation of the Enhanced Southern Oceans Anomaly (ESOA) over high latitude oceans
The impact of cloud contamination on the ESOA feature is examined through the use of active remote sensing measurements from the high vertical resolution Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) instrument. However, the ESOA phenomenon cannot be fully explained by cloud contamination even with the application of the most stringent cloud screening methods. As the next step, a linked oceanic and atmospheric radiative transfer model is constructed to evaluate the impacts of oceanic bubbles on the ESOA phenomenon. To our knowledge, this is the first time oceanic bubbles have been considered for satellite remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols.