Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1829–1845, 2017

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1829–1845, 2017

Research article 07 Feb 2017

Research article | 07 Feb 2017

Variability and evolution of the midlatitude stratospheric aerosol budget from 22 years of ground-based lidar and satellite observations

Sergey M. Khaykin et al.

Data sets

CALIPSO Atmospheric Science Data Center

SAGE II Atmospheric Science Data Center


MLS Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Short summary
The article is devoted to the long-term evolution and variability of stratospheric aerosol, which plays an important role in climate change and the ozone layer. We use 22-year long continuous observations using laser radar soundings in southern France and satellite-based observations to distinguish between natural aerosol variability (caused by volcanic eruptions) and human-induced change in aerosol concentration. An influence of growing pollution above Asia on stratospheric aerosol is found.
Final-revised paper