Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9779–9807, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9779-2021

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9779–9807, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9779-2021

Research article 29 Jun 2021

Research article | 29 Jun 2021

Tropospheric and stratospheric wildfire smoke profiling with lidar: mass, surface area, CCN, and INP retrieval

Albert Ansmann et al.

Data sets

lidar data base PollyNet http://polly.tropos.de

Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 2 data, height-time displays of attenuated backscatter CALIPSO https://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/products/lidar/browse_images/std_v4_index.php

Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 2 data, particle backscatter profiles CALIPSO https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?fp=CALIPSO&fi=CALIOP

Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 4 data, CALIPSO aerosol profile products CALIPSO https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05KMAPRO-STANDARD-V4-20

Aerosol Robotic Network aerosol data base AERONET http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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Short summary
We present retrievals of tropospheric and stratospheric height profiles of particle mass, volume, surface area concentration of wildfire smoke layers, and related cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice-nucleating particle (INP) concentrations. The new analysis scheme is applied to ground-based lidar observations of stratospheric Australian smoke over southern South America and to spaceborne lidar observations of tropospheric North American smoke.
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