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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1739–1754, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1739-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1739–1754, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1739-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Mar 2019

Research article | 18 Mar 2019

A bulk-mass-modeling-based method for retrieving particulate matter pollution using CALIOP observations

Travis D. Toth et al.

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CALIPSO M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewich, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Tremas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05kmAPro-Standard-V4-10

CALIPSO M. Vaughan, M. Pitts, C. Trepte, D. Winker, P. Detweiler, A. Garnier, B. Getzewich, W. Hunt, J. Lambeth, K.-P. Lee, P. Lucker, T. Murray, S. Rodier, T. Tremas, A. Bazureau, and J. Pelon https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05kmALay-Standard-V4-10

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An innovative method is presented for deriving particulate matter (PM) concentrations using CALIOP measurements. Deviating from conventional approaches of relying on passive satellite column-integrated aerosol measurements, PM concentrations are derived from near-surface CALIOP measurements through a bulk-mass-modeling method. This proof-of-concept study shows that, while limited in spatial and temporal coverage, CALIOP exhibits reasonable skill for PM applications.
An innovative method is presented for deriving particulate matter (PM) concentrations using...
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