|Description||The specification of a physical process by the phrase due_to_process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. The optical thickness is the integral along the path of radiation of a volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient. The radiative flux is reduced by a factor exp(-optical_thickness) on traversing the path. The atmosphere optical thickness applies to radiation passing through the entire atmosphere. "Aerosol" means the suspended liquid or solid particles in air (except cloud droplets). "atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_water_in_ambient_aerosol" refers to the optical thickness due to the water that is associated with aerosol particles due to hygroscopic growth in ambient air, affecting the particle's radius and refractive index. It corresponds to the difference between the total dry aerosol optical thickness and the total ambient aerosol optical thickness.|
|AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards)||not specified|
|GRIB code||not specified|
The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.