Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Research article
10 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 10 Oct 2022

Information content and aerosol property retrieval potential for different types of in situ polar nephelometer data

Alireza Moallemi, Rob L. Modini, Tatyana Lapyonok, Anton Lopatin, David Fuertes, Oleg Dubovik, Philippe Giaccari, and Martin Gysel-Beer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-170', Reed Espinosa, 08 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-170', Adam Ahern, 12 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Robin Modini on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Sep 2022) by Charles Brock
Short summary
Aerosol properties (size distributions, refractive indices) can be retrieved from in situ, angularly resolved light scattering measurements performed with polar nephelometers. We apply an established framework to assess the aerosol property retrieval potential for different instrument configurations, target applications, and assumed prior knowledge. We also demonstrate how a reductive greedy algorithm can be used to determine the optimal placements of the angular sensors in a polar nephelometer.