Vertical separation of the atmospheric aerosol components by sign POLIPHON retrieval in polarized micro pulse lidar (P-MPL) measurements: case studies of specific climate-relevant aerosol types
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POLIPHON (POlarization-LIdar PHOtometer Networking) retrieval consists in the vertical separation of two/three particle components in aerosol mixtures, highlighting their relative contributions in terms of the optical properties and mass concentrations. This method is based on the specific particle linear depolarization ratio given for different types of aerosols, and is applied to the new polarized Micro-Pulse Lidar (P-MPL). Case studies of specific climate-relevant aerosols (dust particles, fire smoke, and pollen aerosols, including a clean case as reference) observed over Barcelona (Spain) are presented in order to evaluate firstly the potential of P-MPLs measurements in combination with POLIPHON for retrieving the vertical separation of those particle components forming aerosol mixtures and their properties.
CitationCordoba, C., Sicard, M., Ansmann, A., del Aguila, A., Baars, H. Vertical separation of the atmospheric aerosol components by sign POLIPHON retrieval in polarized micro pulse lidar (P-MPL) measurements: case studies of specific climate-relevant aerosol types. A: International Laser Radar Conference. "The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28): Bucharest, Romania, June 25-30, 2017". EDP Sciences, 2018, p. 1-4.