Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6589–6603, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6589-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6589–6603, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6589-2018

Research article 14 Dec 2018

Research article | 14 Dec 2018

Joint retrieval of surface reflectance and aerosol properties with continuous variation of the state variables in the solution space – Part 1: theoretical concept

Yves Govaerts and Marta Luffarelli

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2017) by Andrew Sayer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Aug 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Aug 2018) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Oct 2018) by Andrew Sayer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Oct 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Oct 2018) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (30 Nov 2018) by Andrew Sayer
Short summary
This paper presents a new algorithm for the joint retrieval of surface reflectance and aerosol properties with continuous variations of the state variables in the solution space. This algorithm, named CISAR (Combined Inversion of Surface and AeRosol), relies on a simple atmospheric vertical structure composed of two layers and an underlying surface. Surface anisotropic reflectance effects are taken into account and radiatively coupled with atmospheric scattering.