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.

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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.
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