Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Research article
17 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 17 Dec 2018

Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties over land using a multimode approach

Guangliang Fu and Otto Hasekamp


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Short summary
We implement a multimode approach in which each mode has fixed effective radius and effective variance. In this way the algorithm obtains more flexibility in describing the aerosol size distribution and avoids the high nonlinear dependence of the forward model on the aerosol size parameters. The synthetic and real data experiments show that multimode retrievals are good alternatives to the parametric two-mode approach.