Aerosol absorption profiling from the synergy of lidar and sun-photometry: The ACTRIS-2 campaigns in Germany, Greece and Cyprus

Alexandra Tsekeri*, Vassilis Amiridis, Anton Lopatin, Eleni Marinou, Eleni Giannakaki, Michael Pikridas, Jean Sciare, Eleni Liakakou, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Sebastian Duesing, Joel C. Corbin, Martin Gysel, Nicolas Bukowiecki, Holger Baars, Ronny Engelmann, Birgit Wehner, Michael Kottas, Dimitra Mamali, Panagiotis Kokkalis, Panagiotis I. RaptisIasonas Stavroulas, Christos Keleshis, Detlef Müller, Stavros Solomos, Ioannis Binietoglou, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Alexandros Papayannis, Iwona S. Stachlewska, Julia Igloffstein, Ulla Wandinger, Albert Ansmann, Oleg Dubovik, Philippe Goloub

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Aerosol absorption profiling is crucial for radiative transfer calculations and climate modelling. Here, we utilize the synergy of lidar with sun-photometer measurements to derive the absorption coefficient and single scattering albedo profiles during the ACTRIS-2 campaigns held in Germany, Greece and Cyprus. The remote sensing techniques are compared with in situ measurements in order to harmonize and validate the different methodologies and reduce the absorption profiling uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) onboard the International Space Station (ISS), is a lidar system providing vertically resolved aerosol and cloud profiles since February 2015. In this study, the CATS aerosol product is validated against the aerosol profiles provided by the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). This validation activity is based on collocated CATS-EARLINET measurements and the comparison of the particle backscatter coefficient at 1064nm.
Subtitle of host publicationBucharest, Romania, June 25-30, 2017
EditorsD. Nicolae, A. Makoto, A. Vassilis
PublisherEDP Science
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


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