Articles | Volume 20, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8003–8015, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8003-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8003–8015, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-8003-2020
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Smoke of extreme Australian bushfires observed in the stratosphere over Punta Arenas, Chile, in January 2020: optical thickness, lidar ratios, and depolarization ratios at 355 and 532 nm

Kevin Ohneiser et al.

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Unique lidar observations of a strong perturbation in stratospheric aerosol conditions in the Southern Hemisphere caused by the extreme Australian bushfires in 2019–2020 are presented. One of the main goals of this article is to provide the CALIPSO and Aeolus spaceborne lidar science teams with basic input parameters (lidar ratios, depolarization ratios) for a trustworthy documentation of this record-breaking event.
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