Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8109–8123, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8109-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8109–8123, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8109-2016

Research article 05 Jul 2016

Research article | 05 Jul 2016

Optical and microphysical characterization of aerosol layers over South Africa by means of multi-wavelength depolarization and Raman lidar measurements

Elina Giannakaki et al.

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Optical and microphysical properties of different aerosol types over South Africa measured with a multi-wavelength polarization Raman lidar are presented. Aerosol characterization of elevated layers was performed. This study could assist in bridging existing gaps relating to aerosol properties over South Africa.
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