Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5939–5954, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5939-2021

Special issue: Dust aerosol measurements, modeling and multidisciplinary...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5939–5954, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5939-2021

Research article 02 Sep 2021

Research article | 02 Sep 2021

Retrievals of dust-related particle mass and ice-nucleating particle concentration profiles with ground-based polarization lidar and sun photometer over a megacity in central China

Yun He et al.

Data sets

MUA PLidar and Sun Photometer Dataset for Dust-related Ice Nucleation Particle Concentration Profile Yun He https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4683015

Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 2 data CALIPSO https://subset.larc.nasa.gov/

Wuhan Radiosonde Data Wuhan Radiosonde http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html

Boston University and MODAPS SIPS - NASA.: MCD12C1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG M. Friedel and D. Sulla-Menashe https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12C1.006

HYSPLIT (Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory) Model R. Draxler and G. Rolph http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready/hysplit4.html

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Short summary
The POLIPHON method can retrieve the height profiles of dust-related particle mass and ice-nucleating particle (INP) concentrations. Applying a dust case data set screening scheme based on the lidar-derived depolarization ratio (rather than Ångström exponent for 440–870 nm and AOD at 532 nm), the mixed-dust-related conversion factors are retrieved from sun photometer observations over Wuhan, China. This method may potentially be extended to regions influenced by mixed dust.