Gradient Correlation Method for the Stabilization of Inversion Results of Aerosol Microphysical Properties Retrieved from Profiles of Optical Data
1 Physics Instrumentation Center, Troitsk, Moscow Region, 142190, Russia
2 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), NASA LaRC, 1 Enterprise Parkway, Hampton, VA, 23666, USA
3 University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK
4 The National University of Science and Technology, Leninskii av. 4, Moscow, 119049
Published online: 7 June 2016
Correlation relationships between aerosol microphysical parameters and optical data are investigated. The results show that surface-area concentrations and extinction coefficients are linearly correlated with a correlation coefficient above 0.99 for arbitrary particle size distribution. The correlation relationships that we obtained can be used as constraints in our inversion of optical lidar data. Simulation studies demonstrate a significant stabilization of aerosol microphysical data products if we apply the gradient correlation method in our traditional regularization technique.
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