Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11885–11903, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11885-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11885–11903, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11885-2018

Research article 21 Aug 2018

Research article | 21 Aug 2018

Are EARLINET and AERONET climatologies consistent? The case of Thessaloniki, Greece

Nikolaos Siomos et al.

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In this study we investigate the climatological behavior of the aerosol optical properties over Thessaloniki during the years 2003–2017. For this purpose, measurements from two individual networks, the European Lidar Aerosol Network (EARLINET) and the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), were deployed. The analysis implies that the EARLINET sampling schedule can be quite effective in producing data that can be applied to climatological studies.
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