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Volume 10, issue 12 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4705-4726, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4705-2017
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Research article 05 Dec 2017

Research article | 05 Dec 2017

Development and application of a backscatter lidar forward operator for quantitative validation of aerosol dispersion models and future data assimilation

Armin Geisinger et al.
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A new backscatter lidar forward operator for an aerosol-chemistry-transport model is presented which allows for a quantitative comparison of model output and backscatter lidar measurements from existing networks with unprecedented detail. By applying the forward operator, aerosol distribution model simulations of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption could be compared both quantitatively and qualitatively to measurements of the automated ceilometer lidar network in Germany.
A new backscatter lidar forward operator for an aerosol-chemistry-transport model is presented...
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