Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3423–3444, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3423-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3423–3444, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3423-2017

Research article 09 Mar 2017

Research article | 09 Mar 2017

How much information do extinction and backscattering measurements contain about the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosol?

Michael Kahnert and Emma Andersson

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This paper reports a systematic assessment of the information content of remote sensing measurements with regard to the chemical composition of aerosols. The focus is on ground-based, airborne, or space-borne lidar observations. The results are exploited in an air-quality forecasting model by incorporating measurements into the model in such a way that one maximises the use of available information. The goal of this work is to improve air-quality forecasting for suspended particulate matter.
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