Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5939–5954, 2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5939–5954, 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.

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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.