Comparison of CALIOP level 2 aerosol subtypes to aerosol types derived from AERONET inversion data
Article first published online: 18 SEP 2009
Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 36, Issue 18, September 2009
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2009), Comparison of CALIOP level 2 aerosol subtypes to aerosol types derived from AERONET inversion data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L18804, doi:10.1029/2009GL039609., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 18 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 18 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 6 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUN 2009
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 Identification of aerosol types is important, because different aerosol types have different effects on health, visibility and climate change. The space-borne lidar CALIOP on-board the CALIPSO satellite provides information on the types of aerosols in the separate layers that can be detected with this instrument. In this study, the aerosol subtypes of CALIOP measurements are compared with daily aerosol types derived from AERONET level 2.0 inversion data. AERONET aerosol types are categorized by single scattering albedo and Ångström exponent values. The comparison shows that 70% of the CALIOP and AERONET aerosol types are in agreement. Best agreement is achieved for dust and polluted dust types.