Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Research article
07 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 07 Oct 2019

Intercomparison of aerosol volume size distributions derived from AERONET ground-based remote sensing and LARGE in situ aircraft profiles during the 2011–2014 DRAGON and DISCOVER-AQ experiments

Joel S. Schafer, Tom F. Eck, Brent N. Holben, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Luke D. Ziemba, Patricia Sawamura, Richard H. Moore, Ilya Slutsker, Bruce E. Anderson, Alexander Sinyuk, David M. Giles, Alexander Smirnov, Andreas J. Beyersdorf, and Edward L. Winstead


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AR by Joel Schafer on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jul 2019) by Oleg Dubovik
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Aug 2019) by Oleg Dubovik
AR by Joel Schafer on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript

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Short summary
Two independent datasets of column-integrated size distributions of atmospheric aerosols were compared during four 1-month regional campaigns from 2011 to 2014 in four US states. One set of measurements was from observations at multiple locations at the surface using retrievals from sun photometers, while the other relied on in situ aircraft sampling. These campaigns represent the most extensive comparison of AERONET size distributions with aircraft sampling of particle size on record.