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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13773–13788, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13773-2019
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Special issue: The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-interaction...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13773–13788, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13773-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 Nov 2019

Research article | 18 Nov 2019

Profiles of cloud condensation nuclei, dust mass concentration, and ice-nucleating-particle-relevant aerosol properties in the Saharan Air Layer over Barbados from polarization lidar and airborne in situ measurements

Moritz Haarig et al.

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Aerosol particles are necessary in forming a cloud droplet. In order to improve studies of cloud formation, the aerosol load and type below a cloud has to be measured without disturbing the cloud. The lidar is a perfect tool for this purpose, as it provides a vertical profile of the aerosol particles from the ground. We validated the lidar retrieval of cloud-relevant aerosol properties like particle number concentrations with airborne in situ measurements in the Saharan Air Layer at Barbados.
Aerosol particles are necessary in forming a cloud droplet. In order to improve studies of cloud...
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