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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3825–3839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3825-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3825–3839, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3825-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Jul 2019

Research article | 12 Jul 2019

Method to retrieve cloud condensation nuclei number concentrations using lidar measurements

Wangshu Tan et al.

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A new method to retrieve CCN number concentrations using multiwavelength Raman lidars is proposed. The method implements hygroscopic enhancements of backscatter and extinction with relative humidity to represent particle hygroscopicity. The retrieved CCN number concentrations are in good agreement with theoretical calculated values. Sensitivity tests indicate that retrieval error in CCN arises mostly from uncertainties in extinction coefficients and RH profiles.
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