Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3893–3910, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3893-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3893–3910, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3893-2016

Research article 23 Aug 2016

Research article | 23 Aug 2016

The CU 2-D-MAX-DOAS instrument – Part 2: Raman scattering probability measurements and retrieval of aerosol optical properties

Ivan Ortega et al.

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We present an inherently calibrated retrieval to measure aerosol optical depth (AOD) and the aerosol phase function parameter, g, based on measurements of azimuth distributions of the Raman scattering probability (RSP), the near-absolute rotational Raman scattering (RRS) intensity by the University of Colorado two-dimensional (2-D) MAX-DOAS. The retrievals are maximally sensitive at low AOD and do not require absolute radiance calibration. We compare results with data from independent sensors.