Global scale lidar ratio retrieval over the ocean

@inproceedings{Josset2012GlobalSL,
  title={Global scale lidar ratio retrieval over the ocean},
  author={Damien Josset and Jacques Pelon and Yongxiang Hu and Raymond R. Rogers and Zhaoyan Liu and Abdul Halim Omar and Mark A. Vaughan and Pengwang Zhai and Icare Team},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper we discuss global scale lidar ratio retrieval over the ocean as derived by the Synergized Optical Depth of Aerosols (SODA) algorithm (based on CALIPSO/CloudSat ocean surface echo) and comparisons with CALIOP V3 lidar ratio for marine aerosols, dusts and cirrus clouds. As expected, the signatures vary as a function of the feature type. We show that the SODA lidar ratio at 532 nm is in relatively good agreement with what is currently used in CALIOP operational product. The lidar… CONTINUE READING