Profiling of aerosol optical properties over athens and Thessaloniki, Greece, during special events using ground based elastic backscatter - Raman lidar systems (2000-2003)

Alexandros Papayannis, Dimitrios Balis, Georgios Tsaknakis, Vassilis Amiridis, Christos Zerefos, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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We present vertical profiles of the aerosol optical properties over Athens and Thessaloniki (Greece) obtained by two ground-based elastic backscatter Raman lidar systems. Most of these profiles were obtained during special events in the frame of the EARLINET project (2000-2003) and were related to Saharan dust outbreaks, photochemical air pollution events, forest fires and volcanic eruptions (Etna volcano).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-894
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number561
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Aerospace Engineering

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