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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5701–5727, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5701-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: CALIPSO version 4 algorithms and data products

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5701–5727, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5701-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Oct 2018

Research article | 18 Oct 2018

Extinction and optical depth retrievals for CALIPSO's Version 4 data release

Stuart A. Young et al.

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This paper describes comprehensive upgrades to the algorithms used to retrieve altitude-resolved profiles of cloud and aerosol extinction coefficients from the elastic backscatter measurements made by the space-based CALIPSO lidar. The CALIPSO version 4 data products generated by these new algorithms are explored in detail, and the many areas of improvement are highlighted using extensive comparisons both to previous versions and to collocated measurements made by space-based passive sensors.
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