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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5235-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-5235-2022
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16 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 16 Sep 2022

Identification of smoke and sulfuric acid aerosol in SAGE III/ISS extinction spectra

Travis N. Knepp, Larry Thomason, Mahesh Kovilakam, Jason Tackett, Jayanta Kar, Robert Damadeo, and David Flittner

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We used aerosol profiles from the SAGE III/ISS instrument to develop an aerosol classification method that was tested on four case-study events (two volcanic, two fire) and supported with CALIOP aerosol products. The method worked well in identifying smoke and volcanic aerosol in the stratosphere for these events. Raikoke is presented as a demonstration of the limitations of this method.