Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15247–15263, 2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15247–15263, 2020
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08 Dec 2020
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The dual-field-of-view polarization lidar technique: a new concept in monitoring aerosol effects in liquid-water clouds – theoretical framework

Cristofer Jimenez et al.

Data sets

Files to retrieve effective radius and extinction coefficient in liquid clouds from depolarization observations at two FOVs Cristofer Jimenez, albert Ansmann, and Aleksey Malinka

Short summary
A novel lidar method to study cloud microphysical properties (of liquid water clouds) and to study aerosol–cloud interaction (ACI) is developed and presented in this paper. In Part 1, the theoretical framework including an error analysis is given together with an overview of the aerosol information that the same lidar system can obtain. The ACI concept based on aerosol and cloud information is also explained. Applications of the proposed approach to lidar measurements are presented in Part 2.
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