Articles | Volume 20, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14005–14021, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14005-2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14005–14021, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14005-2020
Research article
19 Nov 2020
Research article | 19 Nov 2020

Is the near-spherical shape the “new black” for smoke?

Anna Gialitaki et al.

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AR by Anna Gialitaki on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Aug 2020) by Eduardo Landulfo
AR by Anna Gialitaki on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Sep 2020) by Eduardo Landulfo
AR by Anna Gialitaki on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Stratospheric smoke particles are found to significantly depolarize incident light, while this effect is also accompanied by a strong spectral dependence. We utilize scattering simulations to show that this behaviour can be attributed to the near-spherical shape of the particles. We also examine whether an extension of the current AERONET scattering model to include the near-spherical shapes could be of benefit to the AERONET retrieval for stratospheric smoke associated with enhanced PLDR.
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