Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2341-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2341-2016
Research article
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29 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 29 Feb 2016

CALIPSO climatological products: evaluation and suggestions from EARLINET

Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos, Lucia Mona, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Vassilis Amiridis, Holger Baars, Ioannis Binietoglou, Daniele Bortoli, Giuseppe D'Amico, Aldo Giunta, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, Anja Schwarz, Sergio Pereira, Nicola Spinelli, Ulla Wandinger, Xuan Wang, and Gelsomina Pappalardo

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Satellite-derived products must undergo data evaluation with reference data sets in order to identify any possible reasons of discrepancy or to assess their representativity. In that direction, data coming from CALIPSO satellite were compared with observations from the ground. We identified a CALIPSO underestimation that could be linked to an assumption in the satellites' algorithms. The proposed correction improves the performance and could enhance aerosol modeling.
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