Improvement of atmospheric remote sensing measurement techniques

We introduce a new method for improving aerosol typing by lidar, through characterizing depolarization measurements using a reference system. Focusing on the Nicosia CIMEL CE376 lidar system and utilizing as reference the Polly XT in Limassol, our study retrospectively applies the approach to measurements obtained during the 2021 Cyprus Fall campaign. We focus here on how aerosol particles in the atmosphere affect the polarization of light, which allows to identify desert dust and other aerosols.
We emphasize the significance of precise lidar measurements in advancing our comprehension of atmospheric aerosols and their implications for climate and human health.