Articles | Volume 10, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3175–3201, 2017

Special issue: HD(CP)2 Observational Prototype Experiment (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3175–3201, 2017

Research article 01 Sep 2017

Research article | 01 Sep 2017

Target categorization of aerosol and clouds by continuous multiwavelength-polarization lidar measurements

Holger Baars et al.


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AR by Holger Baars on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jun 2017) by Stefan Buehler
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jun 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jun 2017) by Stefan Buehler
Short summary
A novel technique for multiwavelength lidars is introduced to derive information on the particle type in the tropospheric profile in analogy to the Cloudnet target classification. Four different aerosol classes and several cloud classes are defined. The technique is based on absolute calibrated lidar signals in temporally high resolution and thus is also well suited for aerosol–cloud-interaction studies. The approach was applied on a 2-month data set of the HOPE campaign in western Germany.