Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1181–1205, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1181-2016

Special issue: EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1181–1205, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1181-2016

Research article 21 Mar 2016

Research article | 21 Mar 2016

Lidar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) for the retrieval of vertical aerosol properties from combined lidar/radiometer data: development and distribution in EARLINET

Anatoli Chaikovsky et al.

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This paper presents a detailed description of LIRIC (LIdar-Radiometer Inversion Code) algorithm for simultaneous processing of coincident lidar and radiometric observations for the retrieval of the aerosol concentrations. As the lidar/radiometric input data we use measurements from European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) lidars and collocated sun-photometers of Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET). The LIRIC software package was implemented and tested at a number of EARLINET stations.