Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5537–5550, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5537-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5537–5550, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5537-2020

Research article 16 Oct 2020

Research article | 16 Oct 2020

A feasibility study to use machine learning as an inversion algorithm for aerosol profile and property retrieval from multi-axis differential absorption spectroscopy measurements

Yun Dong et al.

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This paper is about a feasibility study of applying a machine learning technique to derive aerosol properties from a single MAX-DOAS sky scan, which detects sky-scattered UV–visible photons at multiple elevation angles. Evaluation of retrieved aerosol properties shows good performance of the ML algorithm, suggesting several advantages of a ML-based inversion algorithm such as fast data inversion, simple implementation and the ability to extract information not available using other algorithms.