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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6107–6135, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6107-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: CALIPSO version 4 algorithms and data products

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6107–6135, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6107-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Nov 2018

Research article | 12 Nov 2018

The CALIPSO version 4 automated aerosol classification and lidar ratio selection algorithm

Man-Hae Kim et al.
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This paper discusses recent advances made in distinguishing among different aerosols species detected in the CALIPSO lidar measurements. A new classification algorithm now classifies four different aerosol types in the stratosphere, and the number of aerosol types recognized in the troposphere has increased from six to seven. The lidar ratios characterizing each type have been updated and the effects of these changes on CALIPSO retrievals of aerosol optical depth are examined in detail.
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