Retrieval of the tropospheric aerosol microphysical characteristics from the data of multifrequency lidar sensing
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk 634055, Russia
2 A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Moscow 119017, Russia
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Published online: 13 April 2018
Regular lidar measurements of the vertical distribution of aerosol optical parameters are carried out in Tomsk (56°N, 85°E) since April, 2011. We present the results of retrieval of microphysical characteristics from the data of measurements by means of Raman lidar in 2013. Section 2 is devoted to the theoretical aspects of retrieving the particle size distribution function U(r) (SDF) assuming a known complex refractive index m (CRI). It is shown that the coarse fraction cannot be retrieved unambiguously. When estimating U(r) and m together (section 3), the retrieved refractive index is non-linearly related to the optical coefficients and the distribution function, which leads to appearance of different, including false values of m. The corresponding U(r) differs only slightly, so the inaccuracy in m does not essentially affect the retrieval of the distribution function.
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