Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2341–2357, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2341-2016

Special issue: EARLINET aerosol profiling: contributions to atmospheric and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2341–2357, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-2341-2016

Research article 29 Feb 2016

Research article | 29 Feb 2016

CALIPSO climatological products: evaluation and suggestions from EARLINET

Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos et al.

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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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