A Sensitivity Study of Liric Algorithm to User-defined Input Parameters, Using Selected Cases from Thessaloniki’s Measurements
1 Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Finnish Meteorological Institute, Atmospheric Research Center of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
3 Institute of Physics, National Academy of Science, Minsk, Belarus
Published online: 7 June 2016
A targeted sensitivity study of the LIRIC algorithm was considered necessary to estimate the uncertainty introduced to the volume concentration profiles, due to the arbitrary selection of user-defined input parameters. For this purpose three different tests were performed using Thessaloniki’s Lidar data. Overall, tests in the selection of the regularization parameters, an upper and a lower limit test were performed. The different sensitivity tests were applied on two cases with different predominant aerosol types, a dust episode and a typical urban case.
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