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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6495–6509, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6495-2018
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6495–6509, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6495-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Dec 2018

Research article | 06 Dec 2018

Improvement of stratospheric aerosol extinction retrieval from OMPS/LP using a new aerosol model

Zhong Chen et al.
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We describe the derivation of an improved aerosol size distribution (ASD) for the OMPS/LP retrieval algorithm. The new ASD uses a gamma function distribution that is derived from CARMA-calculated results. The new ASD also explains the spectral dependence of LP-measured radiances well. Initial comparisons with collocated extinction profiles retrieved at 676 nm from the SAGE III/ISS instrument show a significant improvement in agreement for the LP retrievals.
We describe the derivation of an improved aerosol size distribution (ASD) for the OMPS/LP...
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