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Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1113–1133, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1113-2016
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Special issue: EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1113–1133, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1113-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Research article 18 Mar 2016

Research article | 18 Mar 2016

A comparative study of aerosol microphysical properties retrieved from ground-based remote sensing and aircraft in situ measurements during a Saharan dust event

María José Granados-Muñoz et al.
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A Saharan dust event is studied in detail using ground-based remote sensing measurements from lidar technology, as well as sun- and star-photometers. The use of combined techniques allows for obtaining both profiles and column-integrated microphysical properties during night and daytime. Besides, for the first time a validation of the CAS-POL depolarization measurements and LIRIC profiles is performed, thanks to the availability of aircraft in situ measurements, obtaining reasonable agreement.
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