Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Research article
24 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 24 Jul 2019

Year-round stratospheric aerosol backscatter ratios calculated from lidar measurements above northern Norway

Arvid Langenbach, Gerd Baumgarten, Jens Fiedler, Franz-Josef Lübken, Christian von Savigny, and Jacob Zalach


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AR by Arvid Langenbach on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Jun 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2019) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Arvid Langenbach on behalf of the Authors (03 Jul 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Stratospheric aerosol backscatter ratios in the Arctic using Rayleigh, Mie and Raman backscattered signals were calculated. A backscatter ratio calculation during daytime was performed for the first time. Sharp aerosol layers thinner than 1 km over several days were observed. The seasonal cycle of stratospheric background aerosol in high latitudes including the summer months was calculated for the first time. Top altitude of the aerosol layer was found to reach up to 34 km, especially in summer.