Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 639–654, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-639-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 639–654, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-639-2022

Research article 08 Feb 2022

Research article | 08 Feb 2022

Estimating cloud condensation nuclei concentrations from CALIPSO lidar measurements

Goutam Choudhury and Matthias Tesche

Data sets

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation Lidar Level 2 Aerosol Profile, V4-20 CALIPSO https://doi.org/10.5067/CALIOP/CALIPSO/LID_L2_05KMAPRO-STANDARD-V4-20

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Short summary
Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the atmosphere. A fraction of these particles can form clouds and are called cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Measurements of such aerosol particles are necessary to study the aerosol–cloud interactions and reduce the uncertainty in our future climate predictions. We present a novel methodology to estimate global 3D CCN concentrations from the CALIPSO satellite measurements. The final data set will be used to study the aerosol–cloud interactions.