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Paper about aerosol height and single scattering albedo retrieval

Case study of the ASHE algorithm over North America

Application of the aerosol single-scattering albedo and height estimation (ASHE) algorithm to a smoke event observed over North America on 16 July 2014. (a) VIIRS RGB image with MODIS/Aqua fire mask in red dots, (b) VIIRS Deep Blue AOD, (c) OMPS UVAI, (d) retrieved SSA and (e) ATH from ASHE, and (f) CALIOP total attenuated backscatter profile with CALIOP-derived (black circle) and ASHE-retrieved aerosol heights (cyan circle).

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper about aerosol single-scattering albedo and height estimation (ASHE) algorithm in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The paper describes ASHE algorithm as applied to VIIRS, OMPS, and CALIOP observations, in place of MODIS, OMI, and CALIOP as originally described in Jeong and Hsu (2008), and extends the application to both smoke and nonspherical dust aerosols. Several case studies and extensive uncertainty estimates are also provided. The reference for the paper is as follows:

Lee, J., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, A. M. Sayer, C. J. Seftor, and M.-J. Jeong (2015), Retrieving the height of smoke and dust aerosols by synergistic use of VIIRS, OMPS, and CALIOP observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 8372–8388, doi:10.1002/2015JD023567.