Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 83–107, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-83-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 83–107, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-83-2017

Research article 06 Jan 2017

Research article | 06 Jan 2017

Profiling aerosol optical, microphysical and hygroscopic properties in ambient conditions by combining in situ and remote sensing

Alexandra Tsekeri et al.

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The In situ/Remote sensing aerosol Retrieval Algorithm (IRRA) provides vertical profiles of aerosol optical, microphysical and hygroscopic properties from airborne in situ and remote sensing measurements. The algorithm is highly advantageous for aerosol characterization in humid conditions, employing the ISORROPIA II model for acquiring the particle hygroscopic growth. IRRA can find valuable applications in aerosol–cloud interaction schemes and in validation of active space-borne sensors.