Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5705–5720, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5705-2016

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5705–5720, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5705-2016

Research article 10 May 2016

Research article | 10 May 2016

Validation of ash optical depth and layer height retrieved from passive satellite sensors using EARLINET and airborne lidar data: the case of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption

Dimitris Balis et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Apr 2016) by Matthias Tesche
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The ESA-funded SACS-2 and SMASH projects developed and improved dedicated satellite-derived ash plume and sulfur dioxide level assessments. These estimates were validated using ground-based and aircraft lidar measurements. The validation results are promising for most satellite products and are within the estimated uncertainties of each of the comparative data sets. The IASI data show a better consistency concerning the ash optical depth and ash layer height.
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