Submitted by lar555 on
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The version 5 aerosol algorithm requires an assumed particles size distribution which introduces errors into the retrieved extinction. Version 6 couples the retrieval of extinction and a particle size parameter for more accurate retrievals. The main differences between versions 5 and 6 include:

  • Incorporation of the 1.53 µm infrared imager channel for a second measurement vector.
  • A lognormal size distribution with a mode width is still assumed, however both mode radius and number density are retrieved.
  • Parameter space is searched using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm.