Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5225–5239, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5225-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5225–5239, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5225-2021

Research article 30 Jul 2021

Research article | 30 Jul 2021

Experimental assessment of a micro-pulse lidar system in comparison with reference lidar measurements for aerosol optical properties retrieval

Carmen Córdoba-Jabonero et al.

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An experimental assessment of a polarized micro-pulse lidar (P-MPL) in comparison to reference lidars is presented regarding the retrieval of aerosol optical properties. The evaluation is focused on both the optimally determined overlap function and volume linear depolarization ratio. A P-MPL overlap must be regularly estimated to derive suitable aerosol products (backscatter, extinction, and particle depolarization ratio). This methodology can be easily applied to other P-MPL systems.