Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Research article
06 May 2022
Research article |  | 06 May 2022

Assessment of tropospheric CALIPSO Version 4.2 aerosol types over the ocean using independent CALIPSO–SODA lidar ratios

Zhujun Li, David Painemal, Gregory Schuster, Marian Clayton, Richard Ferrare, Mark Vaughan, Damien Josset, Jayanta Kar, and Charles Trepte

Data sets

Ocean and polarization observations from active remote sensing: atmospheric and ocean science applications, Proc. SPIE 9459, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII ( D. Josset, W. Hou, J. Pelon, Y. Hu, S. Tanelli, R. Ferrare, S. Burton, and N. Pascal

Short summary
For more than 15 years, CALIPSO has revolutionized our understanding of the role of aerosols in climate. Here we evaluate CALIPSO aerosol typing over the ocean using an independent CALIPSO–CloudSat product. The analysis suggests that CALIPSO correctly categorizes clean marine aerosol over the open ocean, elevated smoke over the SE Atlantic, and dust over the tropical Atlantic. Similarities between clean and dusty marine over the open ocean implies that algorithm modifications are warranted.