Optimizing CALIPSO Saharan dust retrievals

@inproceedings{Amiridis2013OptimizingCS,
  title={Optimizing CALIPSO Saharan dust retrievals},
  author={Vassilis Amiridis and Ulla Wandinger and Eleni Marinou and Elina Giannakaki and A. Tsekeri and Sara Basart and Stelios Kazadzis and Antonis Gkikas and Michael Taylor and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Baldasano and Albert Ansmann},
  year={2013}
}
We demonstrate improvements in CALIPSO (Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) dust extinction retrievals over northern Africa and Europe when corrections are applied regarding the Saharan dust lidar ratio assumption, the separation of the dust portion in detected dust mixtures, and the averaging scheme introduced in the Level 3 CALIPSO product. First, a universal, spatially constant lidar ratio of 58 sr instead of 40 sr is applied to individual Level 2 dust-related… CONTINUE READING
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