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dc.contributor.authorChaikovsky, Anatoli
dc.contributor.authorGranados-Muñoz, María José
dc.identifier.citationChaikovsky, A., Dubovik, O., Holben, B., Bril, A., Goloub, P., Tanré, D., ... & Grudo, J. (2016). Lidar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) for the retrieval of vertical aerosol properties from combined lidar/radiometer data: development and distribution in EARLINET. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, (3), 1181-1205. [doi:10.5194/amt-9-1181-2016]es_ES
dc.descriptionThe financial support by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ACTRIS-2, grant agreement no. 654109) is gratefully acknowledged. The background of LIRIC algorithm and software was developed under the ACTRIS Research Infrastructure project, grant agreement no. 262254, within the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, which financial support is gratefully acknowledged.r I. Binietoglou received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under the grant agreement no. 289923 - ITARS.es_ES
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a detailed description of LIRIC (LIdar-Radiometer Inversion Code) algorithm for simultaneous processing of coincident lidar and radiometric (sun photometric) observations for the retrieval of the aerosol concentration vertical profiles. 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 data processing provides sequential inversion of the combined lidar and radiometric data. The algorithm starts with the estimations of column-integrated aerosol parameters from radiometric measurements followed by the retrieval of height dependent concentrations of fine and coarse aerosols from lidar signals using integrated column characteristics of aerosol layer as a priori constraints. The use of polarized lidar observations allows us to discriminate between spherical and non-spherical particles of the coarse aerosol mode. The LIRIC software package was implemented and tested at a number of EARLINET stations. Intercomparison of the LIRIC-based aerosol retrievals was performed for the observations by seven EARLINET lidars in Leipzig, Germany on 25 May 2009. We found close agreement between the aerosol parameters derived from different lidars that supports high robustness of the LIRIC algorithm. The sensitivity of the retrieval results to the possible reduction of the available observation data is also discussed.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union (EU) 654109es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipACTRIS Research Infrastructure project within the European Union 262254es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union (EU) 289923 - ITARSes_ES
dc.publisherCopernicus Publications; European Geosciences Uniones_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.titleLidar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) for the retrieval of vertical aerosol properties from combined lidar/radiometer data: development and distribution in EARLINETes_ES
dc.relation.projectIDEU/H2020/ACTRIS-2 654109es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDEU/FP7/289923 - ITARSes_ES

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