Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
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, Yunfei Zhang, Fuchao Liu, Zhenping Yin, Yang Yi, Yifan Zhan, and Fan Yi

Data sets

MUA PLidar and Sun Photometer Dataset for Dust-related Ice Nucleation Particle Concentration Profile Yun He

Cloud–Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 2 data CALIPSO

Wuhan Radiosonde Data Wuhan Radiosonde

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

HYSPLIT (Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory) Model R. Draxler and G. Rolph

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.