Earlinet validation of CATS L2 product

Proestakis E, Amiridis V, Kottas M, Marinou E, Binietoglou I, Ansmann A, Wandinger U, …, Stachlewska IS, … and Pappalardo G.

EPJ Web of Conferences

176, 2018, art. 02005, 10.1051/epjconf/201817602005

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) onboard the International Space Station (ISS), is a lidar system providing vertically resolved aerosol and cloud profiles since February 2015. In this study, the CATS aerosol product is validated against the aerosol profiles provided by the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). This validation activity is based on collocated CATS-EARLINET measurements and the comparison of the particle backscatter coefficient at 1064nm.