Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6331-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6331-2019
Research article
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15 May 2019
Research article |  | 15 May 2019

A 10-year characterization of the Saharan Air Layer lidar ratio in the subtropical North Atlantic

Alberto Berjón, Africa Barreto, Yballa Hernández, Margarita Yela, Carlos Toledano, and Emilio Cuevas

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Lidar ratio is a key parameter for the aerosol characterization using satellite remote-sensing platforms as CALIOP. However, there are important differences in the values reported in the bibliography. The geographic characteristics of the IARC observatories location and a 10-year data series allow us to make a unique study of the mineral dust in the Saharan air layer. We report lidar ratios at 523 nm of 49 ± 6 sr and 50 ± 11 sr obtained by two different methods.
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