Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-1497-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-1497-2024
Research article
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12 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2024

Algorithm evaluation for polarimetric remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols

Otto Hasekamp, Pavel Litvinov, Guangliang Fu, Cheng Chen, and Oleg Dubovik

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Aerosols are particles in the atmosphere that cool the climate by reflecting and absorbing sunlight (direct effect) and changing cloud properties (indirect effect). The scale of aerosol cooling is uncertain, hampering accurate climate predictions. We compare two algorithms for the retrieval of aerosol properties from multi-angle polarimetric measurements: Generalized Retrieval of Atmosphere and Surface Properties (GRASP) and Remote sensing of Trace gas and Aerosol Products (RemoTAP).