Comparison of Aerosol Backscatter and Extinction Profiles Based on the Earlinet Database and the Single Calculus Chain for Thessaloniki Greece (2001–2014)
1 Laboratory of atmospheric physics, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale (CNRIMAA), Tito Scalo, Potenza, Italy
Published online: 7 June 2016
Aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficient profiles derived by the Single Calculus Chain (SCC) algorithm, which was developed within the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) are compared with profiles derived by the operational inversion algorithm of Thessaloniki. Measurements performed during the period 2001-2014, that have already been uploaded in the EARLINET database, are considered in this study. The objective of this study is to verify, for the case of Thessaloniki, the consistency of the climatology of the aerosol profiles based on SCC and the EARLINET database data respectively. In this paper we show example comparisons for each lidar product submitted in the official database.
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