Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
11 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 11 Jan 2019

Aerosol monitoring in Siberia using an 808 nm automatic compact lidar

Gerard Ancellet, Iogannes E. Penner, Jacques Pelon, Vincent Mariage, Antonin Zabukovec, Jean Christophe Raut, Grigorii Kokhanenko, and Yuri S. Balin

Data sets

Daily IASI/Metop-A ULB-LATMOS carbon monoxide (CO) L2 product (total column) C. Clerbaux

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Daily Product Platnick, S. et al.

Short summary
Aerosol type seasonal variability and sources in Siberia are obtained from an automatic 808 nm micropulse lidar. A total of 540 aerosol backscatter vertical profiles have been retrieved using careful lidar calibration. Aerosol optical depth is retrieved using sun-photometer complementary observations and an aerosol source apportionment based on aerosol transport model simulations. Comparisons with satellite observations are discussed for three case studies.