Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3223–3243, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3223-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3223–3243, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3223-2016

Research article 22 Jul 2016

Research article | 22 Jul 2016

Vertical profiles of aerosol optical properties and the solar heating rate estimated by combining sky radiometer and lidar measurements

Rei Kudo et al.

Data sets

The lidar data AD-Net Data Center http://www-lidar.nies.go.jp/

The sky radiometer data SKYNET Data Center http://www-lidar.nies.go.jp/skynet/

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Short summary
An algorithm for estimating the vertical profiles of the aerosol physical and optical properties, and the solar heating rate from combining sky radiometer and lidar measurements was proposed. The validity and performance of the algorithm were shown by the intensive sensitivity tests using simulated data for different aerosol profiles and the application to the actual measurements in Tsukuba, Japan.