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ACPD - Special issue

Observations and modeling of aerosol and cloud properties for climate studies
Editor(s): O. Dubovik, M. King, D. Tanre, and T. Wagner

Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions

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Aerosol classification using airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar measurements – methodology and examples   
S. P. Burton, R. A. Ferrare, C. A. Hostetler, J. W. Hair, R. R. Rogers, M. D. Obland, C. F. Butler, A. L. Cook, D. B. Harper, and K. D. Froyd
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 4, 5631-5688, 2011
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4464 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  07 Sep 2011
Shortwave radiative forcing and efficiency of key aerosol types using AERONET data   
O. E. García, J. P. Díaz, F. J. Expósito, A. M. Díaz, O. Dubovik, Y. Derimian, P. Dubuisson, and J.-C. Roger
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 32647-32684, 2011
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4430 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 8 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  12 Dec 2011
Linear estimation of particle bulk parameters from multi-wavelength lidar measurements   
I. Veselovskii, O. Dubovik, A. Kolgotin, M. Korenskiy, D. N. Whiteman, K. Allakhverdiev, and F. Huseyinoglu
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 4, 7499-7528, 2011
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2012 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 8 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  16 Dec 2011
Retrieving aerosol in a cloudy environment: aerosol availability as a function of spatial and temporal resolution   
L. A. Remer, S. Mattoo, R. C. Levy, A. Heidinger, R. B. Pierce, and M. Chin
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 627-662, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2638 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  13 Jan 2012
Aerosol-precipitation interactions in the southern Appalachian Mountains   
G. M. Kelly, B. F. Taubman, L. B. Perry, J. P. Sherman, P. T. Soulé, and P. J. Sheridan
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 5487-5517, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5825 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Publication in ACP not foreseen


  21 Feb 2012
Aerosol radiative forcing during African desert dust events (2005–2010) over South-Eastern Spain   
A. Valenzuela, F. J. Olmo, H. Lyamani, M. Antón, A. Quirantes, and L. Alados-Arboledas
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 6593-6622, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1076 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 10 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  02 Mar 2012
Implications of satellite swath width on global aerosol optical thickness statistics   
P. R. Colarco, L. A. Remer, R. A. Kahn, R. C. Levy, and E. J. Welton
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 2795-2820, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2272 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Publication in AMT not foreseen


  12 Apr 2012
The distribution of snow black carbon observed in the Arctic and compared to the GISS-PUCCINI model   
T. Dou, C. Xiao, D. T. Shindell, J. Liu, J. Ming, and D. Qin
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 11245-11274, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1427 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  03 May 2012
Comparison of CALIPSO aerosol optical depth retrievals to AERONET measurements, and a climatology for the lidar ratio of dust   
G. L. Schuster, M. Vaughan, D. MacDonnell, W. Su, D. Winker, O. Dubovik, T. Lapyonok, and C. Trepte
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 11641-11697, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 4491 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  07 May 2012
Mixing of dust and NH3 observed globally over anthropogenic dust sources   
P. Ginoux, L. Clarisse, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, O. Dubovik, N. C. Hsu, and M. Van Damme
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 12503-12530, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2062 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  16 May 2012
Profiling of fine and coarse particle mass: case studies of Saharan dust and Eyjafjallajökull/Grimsvötn volcanic plumes   
A. Ansmann, P. Seifert, M. Tesche, and U. Wandinger
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 13363-13403, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 955 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  30 May 2012
Aerosol indirect effect on warm clouds over South-East Atlantic, from co-located MODIS and CALIPSO observations   
L. Costantino and F.-M. Bréon
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 14197-14246, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 11557 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  07 Jun 2012
Estimating marine aerosol particle volume and number from Maritime Aerosol Network data   
A. M. Sayer, A. Smirnov, N. C. Hsu, L. A. Munchak, and B. N. Holben
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 14959-15007, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3115 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  12 Jun 2012
Development of a new data-processing method for SKYNET sky radiometer observations   
M. Hashimoto, T. Nakajima, O. Dubovik, M. Campanelli, H. Che, P. Khatri, T. Takamura, and G. Pandithurai
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 4361-4407, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2821 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  25 Jun 2012
Numerical evidence for cloud droplet nucleation at the cloud-environment interface   
J. Sun, H. Leighton, M. K. Yau, and P. Ariya
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 17723-17742, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 843 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  18 Jul 2012
Eyjafjallajökull volcano plume particle-type characterization from space-based multi-angle imaging   
R. A. Kahn and J. Limbacher
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 17943-17986, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 10738 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  19 Jul 2012
Accuracy assessment of Aqua-MODIS aerosol optical depth over coastal regions: importance of quality flag and sea surface wind speed   
J. C. Anderson, J. Wang, J. Zeng, M. Petrenko, G. G. Leptoukh, and C. Ichoku
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 5205-5243, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 8619 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 8 Comments)   Publication in AMT not foreseen


  26 Jul 2012
Discrimination of biomass burning smoke and clouds in MAIAC algorithm   
A. Lyapustin, S. Korkin, Y. Wang, B. Quayle, and I. Laszlo
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 18651-18670, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 8008 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  31 Jul 2012
Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties above liquid clouds from POLDER/PARASOL polarization measurements   
F. Waquet, C. Cornet, J.-L. Deuzé, O. Dubovik, F. Ducos, P. Goloub, M. Herman, T. Lapionak, L. Labonnote, J. Riedi, D. Tanré, F. Thieuleux, and C. Vanbauce
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 6083-6145, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5090 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  27 Aug 2012
The global 3-D distribution of tropospheric aerosols as characterized by CALIOP   
D. M. Winker, J. L. Tackett, B. J. Getzewich, Z. Liu, M. A. Vaughan, and R. R. Rogers
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 24847-24893, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 10573 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  21 Sep 2012
Multispectral information for gas and aerosol retrieval from TANSO-FTS instrument   
H. Herbin, L. C. Labonnote, and P. Dubuisson
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 8435-8468, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2148 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  26 Nov 2012
A 4-D climatology (1979–2009) of the monthly aerosol optical depth distribution over the Mediterranean region from a comparative evaluation and blending of remote sensing and model products   
P. Nabat, S. Somot, M. Mallet, I. Chiapello, J. J. Morcrette, F. Solmon, S. Szopa, and F. Dulac
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 8469-8538, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 6266 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  28 Nov 2012
Detection and characterization of volcanic ash plumes over Lille during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption   
A. Mortier, P. Goloub, T. Podvin, C. Deroo, A. Chaikovsky, N. Ajtai, L. Blarel, D. Tanre, and Y. Derimian
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 31031-31070, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5079 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  04 Dec 2012
A robust calibration approach for PM10 prediction from MODIS aerosol optical depth   
X. Q. Yap and M. Hashim
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 31483-31505, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3046 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  06 Dec 2012
Multi-satellite aerosol observations in the vicinity of clouds   
T. Várnai, A. Marshak, and W. Yang
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 32039-32061, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3405 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 7 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  13 Dec 2012
Feasibility of polarized all-sky imaging for aerosol characterization   
A. Kreuter and M. Blumthaler
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 5, 8815-8838, 2012
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 660 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  14 Dec 2012
MODIS 3 km aerosol product: algorithm and global perspective   
L. A. Remer, S. Mattoo, R. C. Levy, and L. Munchak
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 69-112, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3152 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  02 Jan 2013
The Collection 6 MODIS aerosol products over land and ocean   
R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Munchak, L. A. Remer, A. M. Sayer, and N. C. Hsu
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 159-259, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 16629 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  04 Jan 2013
Column water vapor determination in night period with a lunar photometer prototype   
A. Barreto, E. Cuevas, B. Damiri, P. M. Romero, and F. Almansa
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 767-793, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2320 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  22 Jan 2013
Aerosol extinction to backscatter ratio derived from passive satellite measurements   
F.-M. Bréon
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 2351-2370, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 2675 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  22 Jan 2013
Variability of aerosol properties over Eastern Europe observed from ground and satellites in the period from 2003 to 2011   
A. Bovchaliuk, G. Milinevsky, V. Danylevsky, P. Goloub, O. Dubovik, A. Holdak, F. Ducos, and M. Sosonkin
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 2641-2670, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5353 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 12 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  24 Jan 2013
MISR Dark Water aerosol retrievals: operational algorithm sensitivity to particle non-sphericity   
O. V. Kalashnikova, M. J. Garay, J. V. Martonchik, and D. J. Diner
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 1589-1648, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 16314 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  12 Feb 2013
MODIS 3 km aerosol product: applications over land in an urban/suburban region   
L. A. Munchak, R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, B. N. Holben, J. S. Schafer, C. A. Hostetler, and R. A. Ferrare
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 1683-1716, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 6167 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  14 Feb 2013
The Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI): a new tool for aerosol and cloud remote sensing   
D. J. Diner, F. Xu, M. J. Garay, J. V. Martonchik, B. E. Rheingans, S. Geier, A. Davis, B. R. Hancock, V. M. Jovanovic, M. A. Bull, K. Capraro, R. A. Chipman, and S. C. McClain
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 1717-1769, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 11618 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  14 Feb 2013
Coherent uncertainty analysis of aerosol measurements from multiple satellite sensors   
M. Petrenko and C. Ichoku
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 4637-4685, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 12979 KB)   Supplement (5850 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  18 Feb 2013
The seasonal vertical distribution of the Saharan Air Layer and its modulation by the wind   
C. Tsamalis, A. Chédin, J. Pelon, and V. Capelle
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 4727-4784, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 6153 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  19 Feb 2013
Aerosol physical and chemical properties retrieved from ground-based remote sensing measurements during heavy haze days in Beijing winter   
Z. Q. Li, X. Gu, L. Wang, D. Li, K. Li, O. Dubovik, G. Schuster, P. Goloub, Y. Zhang, L. Li, Y. Xie, Y. Ma, and H. Xu
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 5091-5122, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 1676 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 6 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  21 Feb 2013
A variational approach for retrieving ice cloud properties from infrared measurements: application in the context of two IIR validation campaigns   
O. Sourdeval, L. C.- Labonnote, G. Brogniez, O. Jourdan, J. Pelon, and A. Garnier
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 5553-5599, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3634 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  27 Feb 2013
Enhancement of aerosol characterization using synergy of lidar and sun – photometer coincident observations: the GARRLiC algorithm   
A. Lopatin, O. Dubovik, A. Chaikovsky, Ph. Goloub, T. Lapyonok, D. Tanré, and P. Litvinov
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 2253-2325, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 8976 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  01 Mar 2013
Aerosol retrieval experiments in the ESA Aerosol_cci project   
T. Holzer-Popp, G. de Leeuw, D. Martynenko, L. Klüser, S. Bevan, W. Davies, F. Ducos, J. L. Deuzé, R. G. Graigner, A. Heckel, W. von Hoyningen-Hüne, P. Kolmonen, P. Litvinov, P. North, C. A. Poulsen, D. Ramon, R. Siddans, L. Sogacheva, D. Tanre, G. E. Thomas, M. Vountas, J. Descloitres, J. Griesfeller, S. Kinne, M. Schulz, and S. Pinnock
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 2353-2411, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 6923 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  05 Mar 2013
Improved information about the vertical location and extent of cloud layers from POLDER3 measurements in the oxygen A band   
M. Desmons, N. Ferlay, F. Parol, L. Mcharek, and C. Vanbauce
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 2533-2581, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5665 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  12 Mar 2013
Sensitivity of aerosol retrieval to geometrical configuration of ground-based sun/sky-radiometer observations   
B. Torres, O. Dubovik, C. Toledano, A. Berjon, V. E. Cachorro, T. Lapyonok, and P. Goloub
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 6851-6921, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3392 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 3 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  14 Mar 2013
Remote sensing of volcanic ash plumes from thermal infrared: a case study analysis from SEVIRI, MODIS and IASI instruments   
P. Dubuisson, H. Herbin, F. Minvielle, M. Compiègne, F. Thieuleux, F. Parol, and J. Pelon
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 2793-2828, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 7376 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  20 Mar 2013
Measurements on pointing error and field of view of Cimel-318 Sun photometers in the scope of AERONET-Europe   
B. Torres, C. Toledano, A. Berjón, D. Fuertes, V. Molina, R. Gonzalez, M. Canini, V. E. Cachorro, P. Goloub, T. Podvin, L. Blarel, O. Dubovik, Y. Bennouna, and A. M. de Frutos
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 6, 3013-3057, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 5908 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (AMT)


  25 Mar 2013
Absorption properties of Mediterranean aerosols obtained from multi-year ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations   
M. Mallet, O. Dubovik, P. Nabat, F. Dulac, R. Kahn, J. Sciare, D. Paronis, and J. F. Léon
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 9267-9317, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 3506 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 5 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  08 Apr 2013
Multi-decadal variations of atmospheric aerosols from 1980 to 2009: sources and regional trends   
Mian Chin, T. Diehl, Q. Tan, J. M. Prospero, R. A. Kahn, L. A. Remer, H. Yu, A. M. Sayer, H. Bian, I. V. Geogdzhayev, B. N. Holben, S. G. Howell, B. J. Huebert, N. C. Hsu, D. Kim, T. L. Kucsera, R. C. Levy, M. I. Mishchenko, X. Pan, P. K. Quinn, G. L. Schuster, D. G. Streets, S. A. Strode, O. Torres, and X.-P. Zhao
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 19751-19835, 2013
 Abstract   Discussion Paper (PDF, 17636 KB)   Interactive Discussion (Closed, 4 Comments)   Final Revised Paper (ACP)


  26 Jul 2013