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Development of retrieval techniques for aerosol microphysical characterization from multi-wavelength space-borne lidar and radiometric measurements

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 158˙121 €
 EC max contribution 158˙121 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-RI
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2018-01-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA ES (GRANADA) coordinator 158˙121.00


 Project objective

This work focuses in establishing a collaboration between NASA and the Atmospheric Physics Group of the University of Granada (GFAT) in the framework of the upcoming Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems (ACE) mission. Such collaboration will create a good environment for the progress in the atmospheric sciences and advance our knowledge of the Earth-Atmosphere radiative system. The research activity focuses on performing lidar ACE simulations studies that includes defining the optimum capabilities of such system in order to obtain aerosol microphysical properties under the accuracy and errors claimed in ACE white paper. The techniques to be used are regularization and Linear Estimation (LE), and special emphasis will be paid to the retrieval of coarse particles predominance. In this context GFAT offers a unique environment thanks to the possibility of evaluating these techniques by MW ground-based lidar and to its large set of in-situ and radiometric instrumentation. The advances in LE will be used to perform high temporal-resolution of fine and coarse mode of columnar aerosol properties using measurements of aerosol optical depth (AOD) by AERONET sun-photometers. This will be done combined with the Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm (SDA). Finally, as GFAT operates one of the few star-photometers in the world, we will evaluate the potentiality of improving lidar retrievals using AOD from star-photometry. In this context, a secondment with the Laboratory of Atmospheric Optics at the University of Lille (LOA) is planned to extend night-time retrievals of the GARRLiC algorithm, and thus obtain vertical profiles of particle volume through an easy deployment of backscatter elastic lidar and star-photometry.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 David N. Whiteman, Daniel Pérez-Ramírez, Igor Veselovskii, Peter Colarco, Virginie Buchard
Retrievals of aerosol microphysics from simulations of spaceborne multiwavelength lidar measurements
published pages: 27-39, ISSN: 0022-4073, DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.09.009
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 205 2019-06-18
2018 R. Román, J.A. Benavent-Oltra, J.A. Casquero-Vera, A. Lopatin, A. Cazorla, H. Lyamani, C. Denjean, D. Fuertes, D. Pérez-Ramírez, B. Torres, C. Toledano, O. Dubovik, V.E. Cachorro, A.M. de Frutos, F.J. Olmo, L. Alados-Arboledas
Retrieval of aerosol profiles combining sunphotometer and ceilometer measurements in GRASP code
published pages: 161-177, ISSN: 0169-8095, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.01.021
Atmospheric Research 204 2019-06-18
2017 Daniel Pérez-Ramírez, Marcos Andrade-Flores, Thomas F. Eck, Ariel F. Stein, Norman T. O\'Neill, Hassan Lyamani, Santiago Gassó, David N. Whiteman, Igor Veselovskii, Fernando Velarde, L. Alados-Arboledas
Multi year aerosol characterization in the tropical Andes and in adjacent Amazonia using AERONET measurements
published pages: 412-432, ISSN: 1352-2310, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.07.037
Atmospheric Environment 166 2019-06-18
2017 Jose A. Benavent-Oltra, Roberto Román, María J. Granados-Muñoz, Daniel Pérez-Ramírez, Pablo Ortiz-Amezcua, Cyrielle Denjean, Anton Lopatin, Hassan Lyamani, Benjamin Torres, Juan L. Guerrero-Rascado, David Fuertes, Oleg Dubovik, Anatoli Chaikovsky, Francisco J. Olmo, Marc Mallet, Lucas Alados-Arboledas
Comparative assessment of GRASP algorithm for a dust event over Granada (Spain) during ChArMEx-ADRIMED 2013 campaign
published pages: 4439-4457, ISSN: 1867-8548, DOI: 10.5194/amt-10-4439-2017
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10/11 2019-06-18
2016 D. Pérez-Ramírez, H. Lyamani, A. Smirnov, N. T. O´Neill, I. Veselovskii, D. N. Whiteman, F. J. Olmo, L. Alados-Arboledas
Statistical study of day and night hourly patterns of columnar aerosol properties using sun and star photometry
published pages: 100010K, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2242372
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXI 2019-06-18

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