Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1045–1064, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1045–1064, 2016

Research article 29 Jan 2016

Research article | 29 Jan 2016

Vertical profiles of optical and microphysical particle properties above the northern Indian Ocean during CARDEX 2012

F. Höpner et al.


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Short summary
The paper presents aerosol properties measured during the Cloud Aerosol Radiative Forcing Experiment (CARDEX) on the Maldives Islands in winter 2012. The vertical distribution of absorbing aerosol which is very relevant to the radiative forcing in that region, is investigated. A method for determining particle absorption and equivalent black carbon concentration from lidar extinction coefficients, characteristic single scattering albedo and mass absorption efficiency, is presented and evaluated.
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