Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3193–3213, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3193-2021

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3193–3213, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3193-2021

Research article 03 Mar 2021

Research article | 03 Mar 2021

First validation of GOME-2/MetOp absorbing aerosol height using EARLINET lidar observations

Konstantinos Michailidis et al.

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AR by Dimitris Balis on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Dec 2020) by Eduardo Landulfo
AR by Dimitris Balis on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2021) by Eduardo Landulfo
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The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of the GOME-2 instrument aboard the MetOp-A, MetOp-B and MetOp-C platforms to deliver accurate geometrical features of lofted aerosol layers. For this purpose, we use archived ground-based data from lidar stations available from the EARLINET database. We show that for this well-developed and spatially well-spread aerosol layer, most GOME-2 retrievals fall within 1 km of the exact temporally collocated lidar observation.
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