Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2435–2444, 2013

Special issue: European Integrated Project on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate and Air...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2435–2444, 2013

Research article 01 Mar 2013

Research article | 01 Mar 2013

Airborne high spectral resolution lidar observation of pollution aerosol during EUCAARI-LONGREX

S. Groß1, M. Esselborn1,*, F. Abicht1,**, M. Wirth1, A. Fix1, and A. Minikin1 S. Groß et al.
  • 1Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre (IPA), Münchner Str. 20, Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Weßling, Germany
  • *now at: European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
  • **now at: Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Str. 2a, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Abstract. Airborne high spectral resolution lidar observations over Europe during the EUCAARI-LONGREX field experiment in May 2008 are analysed with respect to the optical properties of continental pollution aerosol. Continental pollution aerosol is characterized by its depolarisation and lidar ratio. Over all, the measurements of the lidar ratio and the particle linear depolarization ratio of pollution aerosols provide a narrow range of values. Therefore, this data set allows for a distinct characterization of the aerosol type "pollution aerosol" and thus is valuable both to distinguish continental pollution aerosol from other aerosol types and to determine mixtures with other types of aerosols.

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