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Volume 9, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4701–4718, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4701-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4701–4718, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4701-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 21 Sep 2016

Research article | 21 Sep 2016

AerGOM, an improved algorithm for stratospheric aerosol extinction retrieval from GOMOS observations – Part 2: Intercomparisons

Charles Étienne Robert et al.
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We compare stratospheric aerosol loading computed with a new computer algorithm with various established datasets to determine the overall agreement. Since the new results are based on observation of starlight through the Earth's atmosphere, various aspects of these measurements can influence the final results. A systematic analysis of these aspects, such as the star brightness and temperature, is carried out to see if, and how, they influence the agreement of the results with other datasets.
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