Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Research article
08 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 08 Mar 2017

Retrievals of aerosol optical and microphysical properties from Imaging Polar Nephelometer scattering measurements

W. Reed Espinosa, Lorraine A. Remer, Oleg Dubovik, Luke Ziemba, Andreas Beyersdorf, Daniel Orozco, Gregory Schuster, Tatyana Lapyonok, David Fuertes, and J. Vanderlei Martins


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AR by Reed Espinosa on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Feb 2017) by Manfred Wendisch
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2017) by Manfred Wendisch
AR by Reed Espinosa on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2017)
Short summary
Aerosols, and their interaction with clouds, play a key role in the climate of our planet but many of their properties are poorly understood. We present a new method for estimating the size, shape and optical constants of atmospheric particles from light-scattering measurements made both in the laboratory and aboard an aircraft. This method is shown to have sufficient accuracy to potentially reduce existing uncertainties, particularly in airborne measurements.