Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4885–4896, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4885-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4885–4896, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4885-2018

Research article 10 Apr 2018

Research article | 10 Apr 2018

Clear-air lidar dark band

Paolo Di Girolamo et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Mar 2018) by Matthias Tesche

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AA by Paolo Di Girolamo on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (09 Apr 2018) by Matthias Tesche
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The paper illustrates what we believe are the first measurements of a phenomenon taking place in upper portion of the convective boundary layer in clear-air conditions leading to the appearance of a persistent minimum in lidar backscatter echoes, with alternating intensifications and attenuations. The paper gives experimental evidence of the phenomenon and provides possible interpretations for its occurrence referring to both hygroscopic and scattering properties of sounded aerosol particles.
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