Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 607–618, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-607-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 607–618, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-607-2019

Research article 30 Jan 2019

Research article | 30 Jan 2019

Technical note: Absorption aerosol optical depth components from AERONET observations of mixed dust plumes

Sung-Kyun Shin et al.

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We present a methodology to infer the contribution of mineral dust and non-dust aerosol to the absorbing aerosol optical depth (AAOD) of mixed aerosol layers. The method presents an adaptation of a lidar-based aerosol-type separation technique to passive measurements with AERONET sun photometers by using lidar-specific parameters obtained from the AERONET inversion. The findings on BC-related AAOD are compared to CAMS aerosol reanalysis data with promising results for sites in east Asia.