Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13453–13473, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13453-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13453–13473, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-13453-2015

Research article 07 Dec 2015

Research article | 07 Dec 2015

Observations of the spectral dependence of linear particle depolarization ratio of aerosols using NASA Langley airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar

S. P. Burton et al.

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DISCOVER-AQ Aircraft Remote Sensing Aerosol Data / HSRL Aerosol Optical Properties NASA Langley HSRL team, PI Chris Hostetler https://doi.org/10.5067/Aircraft/DISCOVER-AQ/Aerosol-TraceGas

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The manuscript describes measurements of particle depolarization ratio from the NASA airborne HSRL-2 at three wavelengths, for two dust cases and a smoke case. Differences in the spectral dependence of particle depolarization ratio are due to the sizes of the non-spherical particles, large for dust and small for smoke. The large depolarization at 355nm for smoke has not been previously reported and may impact aerosol typing when only a single wavelength is available.
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