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Wu et al. 2016

Wu, L., O. Hasekamp, B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, J.E. Yorks, and J. Chowdhary, 2016: Passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height using near-UV multi-angle polarization measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, no. 16, 8783-8790, doi:10.1002/2016GL069848.

We demonstrate that multi-angle polarization measurements in the near-UV and blue part of the spectrum are very well suited for passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height. For this purpose we use simulated measurements with different set-ups (different wavelength ranges, with and without polarization, different polarimetric accuracies) as well as airborne measurements from the Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP) obtained over the continental USA. We find good agreement of the retrieved aerosol layer height from RSP with measurements from the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) showing a mean absolute difference of less than 1 km. Furthermore, we found that the information on aerosol layer height is provided for large part by the multi-angle polarization measurements with high accuracy rather than the multi-angle intensity measurements. The information on aerosol layer height is significantly decreased when the shortest RSP wavelength (410 nm) is excluded from the retrieval and is virtually absent when 550 nm is used as shortest wavelength.

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@article{wu08000i,
  author={Wu, L. and Hasekamp, O. and van Diedenhoven, B. and Cairns, B. and Yorks, J. E. and Chowdhary, J.},
  title={Passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height using near-UV multi-angle polarization measurements},
  year={2016},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={43},
  number={16},
  pages={8783--8790},
  doi={10.1002/2016GL069848},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - wu08000i
AU  - Wu, L.
AU  - Hasekamp, O.
AU  - van Diedenhoven, B.
AU  - Cairns, B.
AU  - Yorks, J. E.
AU  - Chowdhary, J.
PY  - 2016
TI  - Passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height using near-UV multi-angle polarization measurements
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 43
IS  - 16
SP  - 8783
EP  - 8790
DO  - 10.1002/2016GL069848
ER  -

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