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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-378', John Reagan, 08 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-378', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Dec 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-378', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by David Painemal on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Feb 2022) by Daniel Perez-Ramirez
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (08 Mar 2022) by Daniel Perez-Ramirez
AR by David Painemal on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2022)  Manuscript 
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.