Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
13 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2023

POLIPHON conversion factors for retrieving dust-related cloud condensation nuclei and ice-nucleating particle concentration profiles at oceanic sites

Yun He, Zhenping Yin, Albert Ansmann, Fuchao Liu, Longlong Wang, Dongzhe Jing, and Huijia Shen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-4', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Yun He, 24 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-4', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Feb 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Yun He, 24 Mar 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2023-4', Anonymous Referee #3, 17 Feb 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Yun He, 24 Mar 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-4', Aristeidis Georgoulias, 24 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Yun He, 24 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yun He on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Mar 2023) by Vassilis Amiridis
AR by Yun He on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
With the AERONET database, this study derives dust-related conversion factors at oceanic sites used in the POLIPHON method, which can convert lidar-retrieved dust extinction to ice-nucleating particle (INP)- and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN)-relevant parameters. The particle linear depolarization ratio in the AERONET aerosol inversion product is used to identify dust data points. The derived conversion factors can be applied to inverse 3-D global distributions of dust-related INPCs and CCNCs.