Long term lidar measurements of aerosol properties over thessaloniki
Laboratory of atmospheric physics, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Finnish Meteorological Institute, Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
3 Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
4 National Technical University of Athens, Physics Department, Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory, Athens, Greece
5 Department of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Faculty of Physics, University of Athens, Greece
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Published online: 13 April 2018
In this study we present some first results on the potential of 15 years of lidar measurements over the lidar station of Thessaloniki to compile a climatology of the aerosol properties for the period 2001-2015. This is examined on a monthly, seasonal and annual basis. Both the profile structure and the columnar properties of the aerosol extinction and backscatter products are examined. The results are compared for consistency against co-located sunphotometer measurements.
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