Publication of CALIPSO-based dust AOD retrievals
In the framework of the LIdar climatology of Vertical Aerosol Structure for space-based lidar simulation studies (LIVAS), which is a project of the European Space Agency (ESA) and SDS-WAS, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) provides a multi-year 4-D pure-dust climatology based on CALIPSO observations and EARLINET climatological measurements. The methodology for the dust-product retrieval and the product evaluation can be found in Amiridis et al. (2013).
Amiridis, V., U. Wandinger, E. Marinou, E. Giannakaki, A. Tsekeri, S. Basart, S. Kazadzis, A. Gkikas, M. Taylor, J. Baldasano, A. Ansmann, Optimizing CALIPSO Saharan dust retrievals, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 12089-12106, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12089-2013, 2013