Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6173–6191, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6173-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6173–6191, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-6173-2019

Research article 25 Nov 2019

Research article | 25 Nov 2019

CALIPSO level 3 stratospheric aerosol profile product: version 1.00 algorithm description and initial assessment

Jayanta Kar et al.

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This work describes the science algorithm for the recently released CALIPSO level 3 stratospheric aerosol product. It is shown that the retrieved extinction profiles capture the major stratospheric perturbations over the last decade resulting from volcanic eruptions, pyroCb smoke events, and signatures of stratospheric dynamics. An initial assessment is also provided by intercomparison with the latest aerosol retrievals from the SAGE III instrument aboard the International Space Station.