Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5429–5442, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5429-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5429–5442, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5429-2015

Research article 19 May 2015

Research article | 19 May 2015

One year of Raman lidar observations of free-tropospheric aerosol layers over South Africa

E. Giannakaki et al.

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In this study we summarize 1 year of Raman lidar observations over South Africa. The analyses of lidar measurements presented here could assist in bridging existing gaps in the knowledge of vertical distribution of aerosols above South Africa, since limited long-term data of this type are available for this region. For the first time, we have been able to cover the full seasonal cycle on geometrical characteristics and optical properties of free tropospheric aerosol layers in the region.
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